fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
126,768 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace steering gear(complete)rack and pinion (1 reports)
2002 Toyota Camry steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 252017

Camry LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


I bought the car two years ago with 56,000 miles on it. I've been keeping up with regular maintenance, as a matter of fact I just put new tires on it when I noticed it was stiff to steer. I thought maybe it was something the tire people did. It seemed to get worse so I took it to my mechanic. He said he would have to replace the rack and pinion and also a gear in the steering column. I asked why, but was only told "sometimes it happens". Great but why to me!


- , Palm Bay, US

problem #2

Apr 042016

Camry LE

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles

My car is having 120K miles and I experience a stiffness in the steering when turning right or left. It also does not realign to the position after the turn. It's been an annoying experience with the steering as I have to feel it at every turn. Sometimes it makes me feel unsafe to drive. I heard there are lot many other cars of my car model facing same issue. Toyota should definitely take it on serious note and make a decision to recall such cars and fix them soon.

- , Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #1

Jan 012016

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,304 miles

It doesn't pull to the side, but the steering is very stiff.

- , Washington, DC, USA

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