really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,014 miles

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2011 Toyota Camry steering problems

steering problem

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2011 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Oct 302016


  • 76,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Camry. While driving approximately 60 mph, the steering ability seized without warning. The failure occurred approximately ten times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #23

Jul 202016


  • 58,000 miles
Sun visor driver side is falling down on Camry 2011. Wont stay in the up position. Also took car to the dealership for noise in the steering and they said it was the steering shaft which is not covered under the 5 year warranty. Car only 58000 miles.

- Lynn Haven, FL, USA

problem #22

Jan 062016


  • 55,000 miles
When I travel at the speed of 65+ mph, steering wheel is shaking very badly, wheel balancing does not fix it.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #21

Jan 012014


  • 50,000 miles


Steering column has a popping in it when turning. This happens while stationary and while moving. This is apparently a common problem through multiple generations of the Toyota Camry. It started around 50K miles and continues to get worse with time.

- Sanee, CA, USA

problem #20

Nov 202013


  • miles
Since I bought this car, I have to repair everything, and I am making the payment every month. I was told the day I bought the car that the car was clean with no accident. I found out that the car got accident

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #19

Mar 272015


  • 4,800 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Camry. While driving at approximately 72 mph, the steering wheel shook without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,800.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #18

Apr 022015


  • 32,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Camry. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle veered to the left and right excessively. The contact had to continuously maneuver the steering wheel in order to keep the vehicle in position. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the power steering hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #17

Feb 012012


  • 68 miles
The car star to shake when braked were applied at 55 mph this happened when the car was 2 years old now shakes really bad only when the brakes are use at high speed.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #16

Dec 192014


  • 37,000 miles
Entering the highway from and entrance ramp during rainy weather and as I turn the wheel the vehicle begins to loose control and the traction light comes on as I slide sideways off the ramp. This vehicle is very dangerous due to the steering problems it has that can't be fixed, also on dry ground this car is very difficult to keep in its lane especially at highway speeds. A recall was issued but my car isn't included even though I have the issue reported.

- Alsip, IL, USA

problem #15

Jun 232014


  • 35,000 miles
I cant keep this car in its lane, it veers to the left at all speeds and even worse at highway speeds. This is very dangerous and needs to be corrected by Toyota because the car will not take an alignment and pulls the driver into oncoming traffic constantly.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #14

Jun 212011


  • 35,000 miles


Car always makes a whining sound that gets louder upon acceleration, vehicle is impossible to keep in my lane especially at highway speeds, constant correcting needed to stay out of oncoming traffic or out of the lane left of me as car veers to the left. Cars has a transmission issue that causes jerking and slippage which also causes the car out of its lane.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #13

Jun 232014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 79,397 miles
I was driving in the right lane in a school zone, on a straight stretch. No other cars were near me. The steering wheel suddenly pulled to the right, causing the car to hit the curb. My first thought was, I had a flat tire, but I did not. Since it was not far, I decided to take my car to pohanka Toyota where I purchased it and have it serviced. The dealer replaced the right rear wheel hub, bearing and shock absorber....updated 10/22/14

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #12

Mar 052014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The car requires almost constant driver input in the steering to maintain it within the lane of traffic at freeway speeds. There is play in the steering wheel and the car does not track securely while driving on a freeway. As a result it is fatiguing to constantly have to correct from right to left and back again left to right while driving at freeway speeds. Toyota rep and dealer mechanics claim there is no problem. It feels as though the electronic variable assist power steering is not decreasing when at freeway speeds as it is supposed to which causes the car to not track securely within it's lane. There are no tire or alignment issues. Toyota is pretending there is no problem and hoping I will go away.

- Spring Lake, MI, USA

problem #11

Jun 252014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 35,900 miles
Im really unhappy with this car its just 1 thing after another first had the noisy moon roof issue and finally got it fixed by bringing in the tsb so it could not be denied, now I have a noisy power steering pump that whine very loud but was told that its normal (what a crock). Currently my car is shifting hard on take off and decreasing speed to stop. Toyota has really gone down. I traded a 2000 Camry xle that was better than this newer model.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #10

Mar 152012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 100 miles
This car pulls to the laft so hard it has been a danger since day one. Nothing the dealer could do can fix it. Also I have heard of numerous others with the same complaint and they have come to the conclution that this problem is a real threat. The dealer said this car cannot be fixed.

- High Ridge, MO, USA

problem #9

Jan 062014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Vehicle needs excessive driver input while at highway speeds to keep car in its lane. This occurs at all times, on all roads and all weather conditions and with different drivers, as long as it is at highway speeds. In order to prevent the car from leaving its lane, driver must make swift, alternating steering from right to left. Vehicle was taken to the dealer and given a test drive and "inspection". it was found to be in good working condition.

- Maitland, FL, USA

problem #8

Feb 102014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 21,021 miles
ABS indicator and slip indicator lights came on. Took it to the dealer and was told that my ABS actuator/steering angle sensor needs to be replaced at a cost of $3400. I only have 21000 miles on the car. I was wondering if there are other 2011 Camry's with this problem.

- Lomita, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 262013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 53,905 miles
Traveling on a state road during a slight snow event. The road was partially snow covered but treated and not overly slippery. The car suddenly veered to the left and went out of control. During this time the traction control light came on and stayed on while making the car unresponsive to attempts to steer the car. Hit a fence doing minor damage to car and fence. After the crash drove the car at a low speed to home. Car was very difficult to keep on road and traction control light stayed on continually. At home once the car was placed on dry garage floor and backed up it made a loud thud noise and then seemed to respond normally. This lasted only for two tenths of mile then light came back on and car control became erratic again. Put back in garage awaiting for insurance adjuster. Now afraid to drive.

- Summerhill, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 172013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 25,100 miles
Backing out of driveway onto the street and noticed the steering was somewhat difficult and felt thick. Driving down the road to turn the corner it felt similar, but not as bad. Got home and asked my wife if she noticed anything previously and she stated now that I mentioned it she did, but didn't think to tell me. Drove it for another few days and no improvement was noticed. Contacted my Toyota dealer and scheduled and appointment for the following Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The mechanic agreed it wasn't right, but the belt looked good and the fluid was full with no noticeable problem. A call to tech. Support services had me return for further diagnostics on Friday June 28, 2013. Metal contaminants were noticed inside the power steering pump. It was recommended the rack and pinion and power steering pump be replaced. I am waiting for parts to arrive and the repairs to be completed.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #5

Mar 262013


  • 50,700 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the traction control light illuminated. The steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and made a loud screeching noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that a front end alignment and recalibration was needed. The vehicle was repaired. Two weeks later, the failure recurred and the vehicle was returned to the dealer. The dealer performed a second alignment the within a month but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure and current mileage was 50,700.

- Spencer, WV, USA

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