It seems that no matter what they do to appease its client base, the ‘Toyota Tragedy’ just keeps going full steam ahead. By now, most of you already know about the global recall of over 10 million Toyotas over sticky accelerator pedals has sunk the Japanese auto giant into quite arguably the greatest crisis in its history. If that wasn’t enough, Toyota was recently forced to recall hundreds of thousands of their hybrid Prius and the Lexus HS 250h, this time over growing concerns regarding the two models’ braking system.

Now, it’s beginning to look like the Toyota Corolla is set to join in adding to Toyota’s misery after it was reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into a number of complaints filed by motorists over a supposed electric steering problem among 2009 and 2010 Corollas. So far, Toyota has received 83 complaints regarding the steering problems of the Corolla, which, according to the complainants “has the tendency to veer right or left at speeds of over 40mph”, making it hard to stay in one lane and forcing drivers to over-compensate their grips on the steering wheel . According to Automotive News, the steering defect of the Corolla has already caused 10 accidents and six injuries.

As you may know, the Corolla is already one of the eight models that Toyota has recalled over those sticky accelerator pedals and if the NHTSA does find merit to the increasing number of complaints regarding the ‘twitchy’ steering wheels, then Toyota’s problems just a got a whole lot messier.


Source: USA Today

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  (692) posted on 01.31.2011

Of course Toyota doesn’t want to be out the cost of recalling ALL affected vehicles. But, knowing that people do move from one state to another and that vehicles are resold in various states; erring on the side of safety,law makers should force Toyota to recall and fix All those affected vehicles.

  (201) posted on 01.31.2011

I have a 2009 Toyota Corolla and don’t live in one of the states affected by the recall. However, I may move to one, or travel in one of those states when the ambient temperature is low enough to cause braking problems.

  (939) posted on 12.6.2010

oh now what the great distress, Toyota are establishing the least and biggies recall ever. well obstacle manoeuvering is a greatest obstacle in vehicles they should fastened it immediately

  (345) posted on 02.14.2010

@ Naterade22 - agree with you, they just know how to drive it. they don’t care if it has a problem or not, well steering is a very vital when loosing pressure, wheels will go anywhere they like specially when doing a 100kph +.

  (702) posted on 02.11.2010

It’s so sad that after the world crisis, toyota received another crisis on their vehicles. hopefully they can resolve this manner soon.

Naterade22  (238) posted on 02.11.2010

Alignment problems would be felt going at any speed, not just over 40 mph, but who knows, plenty of people at driving these days or don’t know anything about their car.

Naterade22  (1) posted on 02.10.2010

We bought our corolla feb 2009, they had to peel the white tape off it it was that new, we absolutely love our car! It has been the easiest to drive, best steering response, best fuel economy, best service! I think it is very responsible of this company to jump on fixing these problems as fast as they have, every vehicle company has had its share of recalls it’s just that Toyota has never had one like this before! But while my car is still on the road and hasn’t blown up or rusted out in 20 years, good luck with yours!

Naterade22  (80) posted on 02.10.2010

"Tendency to wear right OR left"
yeah right, must be the powerstearing.
Then again, i had a couple of cars that did that from time to time. Turned out that it helped to adjust the airpressure, or in extreme cases change the tires.

Naterade22  (1333) posted on 02.10.2010

Now will yah take a look at that. First it was the pedal problems, then its the braking system with the Prius, now its the steering of an all time favorite from Toyota, the Corolla. Sometimes you just have to ask that after all of this mistakes and recalls and accidents caused by this problems and the possible accidents it can still cause, will it still be wise to buy a Toyota nowadays? I don’t think that Toyota is going to be ok for this year after all of this set backs.

Naterade22  (80) posted on 02.10.2010

Or air preasure.

Naterade22  (1) posted on 02.10.2010

We and others seem to contribute to it’s related to a logic sensor. Corolla 09 and 10 don’t use hydraulic power steering but EPS (motor). I hope they reprogram it we have been asking for 9 months.

Uncia  (868) posted on 02.10.2010

Ever heard of being out of alignment?

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