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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Toyota Camry steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 212003

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Problems with vehicle's transmission. Toyota over filled the transmission by 1 1/2 quarts. The consumer was told that it was okay. Transmission fluid started to drain. The vehicle started having troubles climbing on inclines. There were vibrations when driving 50 mph and over, and constant flats and blow outs occurred. (destiny Michelin) there were also problems with the power steering, struts, and the rotors.

- Yucca Valley, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 112000


  • miles
Steering completely failed when driving on dry, clear, day. Car pulled to the left, went right, than head on with oncoming vehicle.

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #3

Jun 011999


  • miles
Steering completely failed when driving in clear, dry, midday weather on I-695 in baltimore. Car wobbled right then left. Driver tried to compensate, but car radically oversteered at first. Then, on its own, the car sharply veered left across highway into concrete wall. Skid marks showed car traveling in direction of wheels, I.e. no lateral skid marks, so wheels were turned to left in spite of attempts to turn right. We are temporarily holding the car for your possible investigation. Please notify asap.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 091998

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving vehicle loses control and changes lanes from right

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 121997

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving vehicle performs a lane change from right to left in 1/10 of a mile at 65 mph.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

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