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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,197 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid steering problems

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2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 242015

Camry Hybrid

  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, all the warning indicators illuminated and the brakes failed to respond. The contact also stated that the power steering failed and the A/C emitted hot air. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Brownwood, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 012014

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Loss of control or stability due to multiple problems created by faulty and weak internal components of the electric assist rack and pinion. The faulty electric assist rack and pinion causes undetectable micro-vibrations that leads to chaffing of the front tires, it also leads to uneven tread wear to the inside of the front tires which causes loss of traction at all speeds without implication of the wear. The underlying problem does not come to your attention with any warning or implications until the inevitable happens (which could be a fatal accident). While driving on a highway or Suburban street that allows speeds in access of 45+mph is where the problem is at the highest risk causing a driver to lose control of the vehicle due to swaying of the tires because of the faulty electric assist rack and pinion, chaffing of the tires, and uneven wear of the tires. This is an extremely dangerous fault that should be addressed immediately. If you are aware of how dangerous it can be to drive a vehicle without brake pads, this is the equivalent of driving a vehicle without fingers.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 082013

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
There is a clicking noise coming from the steering wheel when I turn left or right and it feels loose. Certified mechanic states it is noisy and there is play inside. Rack and pinion needs replaced for $2400.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

problem #6

Dec 302011

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 32,750 miles


I have had to replace the tires approx every 20,000 miles. Type and make of tire do not seem to make a difference. I have rotated and aligned it every 5K miles. Tires get worn on the inside very quickly, no adjustment by the alignment shops seem to make any difference.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #5

Nov 062012

Camry Hybrid

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid. While driving approximately 40 mph, there was a loss of power steering as the triangle warning symbol illuminated. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off. Upon restarting, the vehicle resumed normally. The failure recurred within ten days. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Butternut, WI, USA

problem #4

Apr 052012

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 88,659 miles
Steering column makes knocking/clicking noise when turning. Sounds like it's coming from intermediate shaft.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 042012

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 76,363 miles


Thumbing sound when turning steering wheel.

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 222012

Camry Hybrid 4-cyl

  • miles
Clicking/knocking noise that can be felt through the steering wheel. May be the same intermediate steering shaft problem has plagued other Toyota models. Symptoms are the same. This is a safety issue that should be fixed immediately by Toyota through a recall.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 202009

Camry Hybrid

  • 15,000 miles
June, 2009 my 2008 Camry hybrid veered across two lanes of traffic even though I was holding the steering wheel and did not steer the vehicle in that direction. Also, on that same trip, when engaging cruise control, my 2008 Camry started to accelerate rapidly, I disengaged cruise control immediately, and pushed then released the gas pedal and it corrected.

- Boise, ID, USA

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