Report: Warped Front Brake Rotors Can Cause Steering Wheel to Shudder
Toyota Camry Problem
Average Mileage: 62,265 mi (30,000 mi - 173,500 mi)
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, otherwise 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.
Visitor, 2010 Toyota Camry
Every 15 thousand miles I have to have rotors turned
Visitor, 2009 Toyota Camry, 30,000 mi
Rotors are warped....can feel it in the steering wheel when braking....the steering wheel pulsates.
Shuddering. Had rotors machined at @ 30000 miles.
Visitor, 2009 Toyota Camry, 31,000 mi
When driveing on interstate highways, if I put on brakes to slow down, my steering wheel shudders. Not so often at in town speeds. Seems to have started about 30,000 miles and is getting worse.
Visitor, 2010 Toyota Camry, 34,000 mi
Moderate pressure on brake pedal at freeway speed: The steering jumps, sometimes out of my hands. First time was 34000 mi. The dealer milled the rotors and things were fine. Now at 53000 mi, it's happening again. Now, the dealer says the rotors are purple from overheating and therefore warped. Toyota says rotors aren't covered under any warranty, but rotors should last more than 20000 - 30000 miles. My '89 Camry, rotors replaced over 200000 miles.
Visitor, 2009 Toyota Camry, 43,000 mi
When braking at highway speed (55-65mph) the steering wheel shudders, a lot! When driving on the freeway I can feel the steering wheel shudder slightly.
Same here, will need to fix
Rotor is slightly warped and when I want to turn corners, the car shakes pretty bad when brake is applied so I have to go out of my way to get back to where I wanted to go(meaning letting car slowing down, turning around, and getting to destination from different approach).
Visitor, 1997 Toyota Camry, 59,000 mi
Visitor, 2009 Toyota Camry, 42,196 mi
At highway speed my 2009 camry shakes when pushing the breaks