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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Toyota Camry steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 011998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Power steering pump leak.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 161998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Design of power steering fluid reservior failed, causing leakage, due to split seam.

- Santa Mari, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 151999


  • miles
The brakes on my 1998 Toyota Camry wore out at 15000 miles. The service writer at the service dealer told me that the 1997 and 1998 Camry have a design defect that causes more pressure to be applied to the front brakes than to the back brakes, causing the front brakes to wear out prematurely. My power steering pump developed a leak before it was replaced by the servicing dealer at 19000 miles, causing the vehicle to have steering and control problems.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 201998

(reported on)


  • miles
Owner has ABS brakes, vehicle will not stop when brakes are applied. Problem is intermittent. Dealers cannot duplicate problem. Also power steering pump has failed, cause unknown. Ignition lock failure.

- South River, NJ, USA

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