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.
Warped front brake rotors can cause steering wheel to shudder on Toyota Tercel
Average mileage: 250,000 (250,000–250,000)
6 people reported this problem
1997 Toyota Tercel 250,000 mi, Visitor
When I brake the front left wheel shudders