really awful
Crashes / Fires:
17 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,155 miles

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2010 Toyota Corolla steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments (Page 15 of 18)

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problem #67

Feb 152010


  • 400 miles


I have one of the notorious Toyota Corolla. The gas pedal has be fixed-maybe but I now notice an extremely touchy steering. It seems to turn ok but on the straight away you have to keep both hands on the wheel tightly it jerks from right to left always! the faster you go the more pronounced. I used to live in phila and remember what it felt like driving on ice this is quite similar. Very difficult to keep in your own lane. You guys need to look into this. I called the Toyota dealership I bought this mess from and asked to come in and have them look at it. We'll see.

- Oak Island, NC, USA

problem #66

Dec 122009


  • 2,138 miles
At speed it is difficult to steer and control my 2010 Toyota Corolla S. it "drifts" from side-to-side. If I do not use both hands, the car drifts from the lane marker, and at times into the next lane (to my left). I have to overcompensate and correct to the right so that I do not strike someone. The steering feels very loose. I first noticed this characteristic a few weeks after purchase (approximately 12-20-09. Their is not one particular incident, but rather it is a persistent characteristic of the steering.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #65

Nov 282009


  • 50 miles
The steering on my 2010 Toyota Corolla is very "loose" - in other words, the car tends to wander within a lane while going straight. It takes more than normal vigilance to keep the car going straight. It seems to be buffeted by the wind (such as when passing a large truck) more than any other vehicle I have ever owned. I feel the necessity to keep both hands on the wheel to keep the car from drifting on the road. Other vehicles I have had track in a straight line even with my hands off of the steering wheel - not so with the Corolla. The car requires a lot of attention to drive and can be tiring to drive for extended periods.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #64

Feb 022010


  • 10,000 miles


When I drive the car at normal highway speeds the vehicle feels like a strong crosswind is blowing the car causing me to correct the feeling of the wind blowing the car. It can also be compared to the tires being caught in a groove in the road. When I correct the feeling of being pushed or pulled to one side the vehicle over corrects itself causing me to have to slow down or put a very firm two hand grip on the wheel to keep the vehicle straight. After I try to keep the wheel straight the vehicle will continue to do this side to side motion for a few more seconds on its own.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #63

Jan 222010


  • 2,000 miles
On November 27, 2009, I bought a 2010 Toyota Corolla from lake city, fl Toyota. While stopped at a red traffic light, I noticed that the brake pedal moved down more light air was in the brakes. This has happened twice. I also have heard a rubbing sound when I turn my steering wheel. That has happened twice also. My first payment is next month and I am very upset about this. I am taking my car into the Toyota dealership in lake city, fl in the morning.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #62

Nov 122009


  • 0 miles
I bought a 2010 Toyota Corolla for my away-from-home college-student daughter. We were aware of the floormat problem when we bought the car and took delivery on October 28, 2009. The accelerator issue became known in January, 2010. The power steering issue just became public this week. I drove the car for two weeks after taking delivery to check it out for any manufacturing defects and to break it in. I did not notice any unusual behaviors for any of these problems while driving around town during this break-in period. However, I did notice when I was on the interstate while delivering the car to my daughter that the electrically-assisted power steering had an unusual vagueness to it. The car felt like it was being buffeted by high wind or turbulence from following a tractor-trailer too closely, even though the wind was calm and there were no trucks within one mile of me. As I made very minor course corrections as the road curved or to change lanes, it felt like the steering was being over-boosted, which caused a bigger path correction than intended or expected. Then I got a similar reaction in the opposite direction when I tried to correct the over-correction. I think it would be fair to say that the steering wheel felt as if it was connected to the front wheels with a rope. The car has Goodyear Eagle rs-a tires; I have had several sets of these tires of different sizes in the past, and don't believe they are a problem. I have driven other vehicles with electrically-boosted power steering and and I don't recall such behavior. Indeed, I have a class B cdl to drive motorcoaches and the older ones with over 1/2 million miles on them have more direct steering. This situation has not caused an accident; I just want to weigh in on the potential problem. I have offered my daughter another car to drive, but she insists on driving the Corolla.

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #61

Jan 102010


  • miles


Toyota Corolla 2010 steering issue. Car does feel like it could go out of control. Feels like a strong wind is blowing against the car. Mostly at a higher speed. Like when driving on the highway. I don't have VIN number because I traded the car in. My wife always felt like she was getting car sick.

- Groton, MA, USA

problem #60

Jan 132010


  • 0 miles
Took delivery of my new 2010 Toyota Corolla on January 13th, 2010. I am experiencing steering problems where the car drifts/shifts at highway speeds without any input. Feels like a stiff wind pushing the car from one side to another.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #59

Sep 072009


  • 0 miles
Bought 2010 Corolla in Sept 2009, new from factory. Noticed the steering wheel seemed very loose and unresponsive from the day we took possession. Told salesperson who said it was 'normal'. news media now reports steering issues with 2010 Corollas - filing complaint to register with ODI. No crash occurred, but steering should not be that loose on a new car. Planning to take into dealer next month for eval.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #58

Aug 252009


  • 7,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the steering wheel was hard to control. While driving 60 mph the steering wheel became difficult to control. He had to pull the steering wheel back and forth in order for it to continue driving in a straight line. He took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that the tow end alignment was a little off. The dealer aligned the vehicle; however, the failure was not corrected. The failure mileage was 7,500. The current mileage was 79,000.

- Oklahoma City , OK, USA

problem #57

Feb 162010


  • 120 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that while driving on the interstate, he noticethat the metric power steering did not function properly. The vehicle seemed to lunge forward and the contact had to correct the steering wheel so it would move out of the lane. The dealer told him that it was normal for the vehicle to respond in that way. He had not spoken with the manufacturer to date. The vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. The current and failure mileages were approximately 120.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #56

Feb 162010


  • 100 miles
I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla that has right at 4000 miles on it. At any highway speeds above 60 mph, there is a definite problem with the steering. At first I just thought it was because the car is so small that the wind was moving it around on the road. After driving it for over a month now, it happens every time I am on the interstate. You have to work to get the car to stay centered in your lane, or look as though you are a drunk driver swerving from center line to shoulder. This issue has made me think twice about driving the car. I also just read that Toyota has acknowledged this issue and I believe it needs to be recalled. I bought this new car for reliability and now I am concerned whether or not I should even being putting it on the road and putting other people at risk. Something should be done about this whether it be at the hands of Toyota motor Corp. Or the NHTSA. Either recall the Corollas parts or give me my money back that I paid for a reliable car that in fact is not reliable after all.

- Stuttgart, AR, USA

problem #55

Oct 012009


  • 5,000 miles
We have a 2010 Toyota Corolla. We bought it for our daughter to commute to college. It was purchased in May 2009 from freedom Toyota in harrisburg, pa. After questioning her about any problems with the gas pedal, she said the 'stuck pedal syndrome' happened to her also this past fall. It was taken care of by a dealer in allentown, pa. She then also mentioned that the steering wheel 'jerks out of her hand' when driving. This has happened to her more than once. The dealer in allentown was told of this, along with the fact that she had a problem with her driver side window not rolling down when the switch was activated. This happened to her once. This dealer could not duplicate the 2 above mentioned other problems. I told her she is to document any future issues with this car. I am estimating the incident dates. She said they took place in the fall semester. I do not have the information available as to what her speed was at the time the steering wheel had a habit of jerking out of her hand. I do know that there is highway commuting involved along with non highway driving involved.

- Mt Holly Springs, PA, USA

problem #54

Dec 232009


  • 5,000 miles
While driving at highway speeds in light to moderate wind the vehicle is difficult to maintain direction. Vehicle will continually wander and requires constant correction to maintain desired direction of travel.

- Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 00, USA

problem #53

Feb 012010


  • 4,000 miles
My car wanders when I drive on the highway, making it hard to stay in lanes.

- Gilmanton , NH, USA

problem #52

Feb 012010


  • 500 miles
Unintended veering at highway speeds. It feels like a gust of wind hitting the car all the time.

- Encino, CA, USA

problem #51

Feb 132010


  • 1,300 miles
Car will pull to the right or left, and then when you try to straighten it via the steering wheel it will overcorrect and pull too much in the opposite direction. Whenever driving on the expressway or highway, this happens. We have to constantly keep our hands firmly gripped on the steering wheel or else the car will start drifting. This has been a constant issue since the car was purchased in Dec 2009, even though we have taken it to the dealership who performed an alignment. The alignment did not fix the problem, and this occurs every single time the car is driven.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #50

Jan 102010


  • 30 miles
From the day I purchase the car (a 2010 Toyota Corolla) and drove it off the lot with only 16 miles. I noticed that the car would constantly over correct and attempt to drift outside its lane at high speeds (above 45 mph). At first, I thought it was simply a new car breaking in and my brother's car (a 2008 Mazda 3) show the same behaviors but quickly went away the more he drove (around the 500 mile mark). However, this did not occur in my vehicle and I am constantly having to deal with the overly sensitive steering of the car. This is has an affect of tiring me out from all the over correction. Currently, I have garaged the Toyota awaiting word from the dealer on the gas pedal repairs and using my Oldsmobile. I would like to have this issue resolved. I hold no ill will towards the dealers, in fact I feel bad that they are caught in the middle. I certainly would like Toyota to address this issue.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #49

Jan 012010


  • 2,250 miles
Steering issues......vehicle begins shaking at speeds over 35 mph.

- El Mirage, AZ, USA

problem #48

Dec 072009


  • 50 miles
My 2010 Corolla wanders in the lane traveling at highway speeds. Constantly making corrections to stay in the lane.

- Easton, MA, USA

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