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.
Car Problem Reports
Toyota Camry Warped Front Brake Rotors Can Cause Steering Wheel to Shudder
Toyota Camry Problem
Average Mileage: 56,191 mi (25,000 mi - 173,500 mi)
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, 45,000 mi
I have a 2010 Camry Le. At 45,000 my steering wheel was shaking, I had them resurfaced. Then at 60,000 my steering was shaking so I had to buy new rotors and pads. Now at 65k I hear a noise in the wheel and take it in and they say that my wheel bearing has welded itself onto the housing and I have to replace the bearing. So over this car! Shouldn't have this many problems on a 2010!
Issue reoccurs about a year after replacement.
Visitor, 2010 Toyota Camry, 47,000 mi
Visitor, 2010 Toyota Camry, 35,000 mi
replace brake rotor
Visitor, 2010 Toyota Camry, 25,000 mi
Steering shutters when braking.
The more you use them; the more they shudder.
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, 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.