What's With the Poor Steering on my 2004 Camry?

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Old 10 Feb 2005, 05:53 pm   #1 (permalink)
Al
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Default What's With the Poor Steering on my 2004 Camry?

The steering on my 2004 Camry leaves something to be desired. It's somewhat
harder than normal to keep in a straight line or in its lane. You must
constantly move the wheel slightly back and forth. The steering wheel also
seems somewhat stiffer than normal. The car is only about 1 year old with
about 9600 miles. I know that some others have also had this problem. Does
anyone know what the dealers have been told to do to correct this? Is
correction possible?
Al



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Old 11 Feb 2005, 12:35 pm   #2 (permalink)
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There is a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) or otherwise known as a
secret recall for the steering problem, the steering drifts mostly to
the left.

You should call your local Toyota service and mention TSB ST- 002-04
to have this repaired.

I did and now the car does not predominately pull/drift to the left.

Hope this helps.


On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 18:53:49 -0500, "Al" <albertr@joimail.com> wrote:

>The steering on my 2004 Camry leaves something to be desired. It's somewhat
>harder than normal to keep in a straight line or in its lane. You must
>constantly move the wheel slightly back and forth. The steering wheel also
>seems somewhat stiffer than normal. The car is only about 1 year old with
>about 9600 miles. I know that some others have also had this problem. Does
>anyone know what the dealers have been told to do to correct this? Is
>correction possible?
>Al
>
>


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Old 03 Apr 2005, 09:07 am   #3 (permalink)
Bob H
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Default Re: What's With the Poor Steering on my 2004 Camry?

I'm not an expert, but Toyo's seem all to drift around on the xway, and are
sensitive to crosswinds. I speak from reading others comments, and having
owned a 97 Avalon and 02 Tundra.

A front-end man I spoke with said to have more negative caster dialed into
the alignment, which will make the wheel tend to on-center. This may
involve adjustments to other aspects of the alignment also.

Definately have the TSB stuff done first though.


"Al" <albertr@joimail.com> wrote in message
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> The steering on my 2004 Camry leaves something to be desired. It's
> somewhat
> harder than normal to keep in a straight line or in its lane. You must
> constantly move the wheel slightly back and forth. The steering wheel
> also
> seems somewhat stiffer than normal. The car is only about 1 year old with
> about 9600 miles. I know that some others have also had this problem.
> Does
> anyone know what the dealers have been told to do to correct this? Is
> correction possible?
> Al
>
>
>



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