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.
Warped front brake rotors can cause steering wheel to shudder on Toyota Avalon
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1996 Toyota Avalon 125,000 mi, Visitor
Same. One good slam of the brakes warps some rotors and causes a shimmer until the rotors are turned.