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Warped front brake rotors can cause steering wheel to shudder on Toyota Avalon

Problem Description and Possible Solution

As the size of the Camry vehicle gets ever larger, there is a tendency to warp the front rotors. This will be felt as a shudder in the steering wheel when braking. The front rotors can be remachined, if there is sufficient material left, other wise the front rotors will need to be replaced. It is recommended to use factory quality rotors because cheap quality rotors warp very easily and tend to squeak and squeal.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 136,666 (100,000–185,000)
3 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1998
6 people reported this problem
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I get about 5000 miles between rotor changes. What causes this?
Same. One good slam of the brakes warps some rotors and causes a shimmer until the rotors are turned.