2004 Camry pulling to the left?

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Jim

Clyde, TX

#1 Mar 1, 2006
My 2004 Camry SE was aligned twice (by the dealer) and still pulled to the left.

Yesterday I went in for an oil change, complained again and they rotated the tires - the mechanic says his test drive indicated the problem was solved.

Anybody else have pulling troubles, and if so what were the causes and how did you fix them?

Tks much...

Jim
Joe

Bloomington, IN

#2 Apr 2, 2006
Yes !! that is weird because I just bought one with very low miles and the car definitely pulls to the left. I am going to take it in to have someone check it out but the tires all look fine and it struck me as weird. If I learn anything I will let you know what I find out. you can contact me at planetridin@yahoo.com

I looked into the forum originally to find the true mpg on them. Saw your post and wanted to let you know about my same issue.
Bhisham Rohera

Madison, NJ

#3 Apr 11, 2006
I have a 2000 Camry V6 and had this problem for a long time. I got the alignment done a few times, which did not fix it. Check the tires. One of my tires was worn from inside and had to be replace and also the tire pressure.
DWIGHT

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 May 16, 2006
1997 Toy Camry. When I turn right, ie right hand turn to another street, car continues to pull right. Conversly, when I turn left the car continues to pull left. I have installed 4 new strut units,(strut, strut mount and spring) and 4 new tires. Alignment specs perfect. WHAT'S UP?
Ranj

Mason, OH

#5 Jun 15, 2006
This is an ongoing issue for which Toyota refuses to accept there is an issue and also discourages the Dealers to provide a proper fix when customers contact. I suggest you definitely want to take a look at this forum
the Dealers
http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/lofive...
I have a 2003 Camry with Left-Drift problem. I've changed Tires, checked Alignment.. no use. I'm planning to have it checked by an external shop in my area
Jamie Senter

AOL

#6 Jul 19, 2006
are you kidding me? toyota has tsb on alignment issues.

what makes you think its the alignment?
best alignment guy in the world cant overcome a tire pull
ever heard of a tire pull?

quick to blame a dealership.
EJS

Elizabeth, NJ

#7 Oct 10, 2006
Yes My 40 camry is pulling left can not fix 4 time to dealer replaced front springs , many aligment new tires same pull , dealer blaming the raod now , reqused help for Toyota Customer assistance new will be lemon law prossess.
Last Totota for me they defenitly have gone Down Hill
EJS

Elizabeth, NJ

#8 Oct 10, 2006
Yes My 40 camry is pulling left can not fix 4 time to dealer replaced front springs , many aligment new tires same pull , dealer blaming the raod now , reqused help for Toyota Customer assistance new will be lemon law prossess.
Last Totota for me they defenitly have gone Down Hill
Pulling left on 02 Camry

Batavia, IL

#9 Feb 18, 2007
Have an 02 Camry, and love the way it rides, ACCEPT the pull to the left. Figured I'd wait until I got new tires and see if that would fix it, but looking at the above comments I guess that won't help.
Perhaps the pull has to do with the rack and pinion.
04 Camry

Cleveland, OH

#10 Mar 14, 2007
I just had my 04 Camry in the shop. It pulled to the left. A knuckle connecting the steering shaft to the rack & pinion was bad. I will find out if that fixed the problem when I pick it up.
CTW

Quincy, MA

#11 Apr 12, 2007
I have 04 camry and the left pull is driving me nuts. did the knuckle replacement fixed the pull?
Msai Boleh

Nilai, Malaysia

#12 May 19, 2007
we have discovered thru seer misfortune of buying new toyota avanza that this drift/pull/alignment/steering problem that is causing the car to pull left and trying to crash into the oncoming traffic all the time...is caused by toyota's design defect in that the the camber is non-adjustable and the new car's alignment is OUT. Get your mechanic or aa to give u a written report to sue toyota for a NEW replacement car!!! They know abt this design problem cos the latest batch's camber is changed to a adjustable one!!!
Msai Boleh

Nilai, Malaysia

#13 May 19, 2007
Jamie Senter et el; check youtube to see this cleary!! dont speak thru a hole in your head...
Brunswick Ohio

Akron, OH

#14 Jun 26, 2007
I have a 2007 Camry that pulls to the left, obviously Toyota has not fixed this problem, my car now has 9K miles on it and has had 14 front end alignments, the dealer that performed the work has now asked me to take it to another dealer to see if the issue is with their front end alignment equipment. The really interesting thing is that they gave me a 07 Corrolla to use as a loaner the last time they had the car for 2 weeks - guess what? It pulls to the left as well! I have contacted a lemon law lawyer and found that the only one to benifit from filling a claim is the lawyer @ a 1/3 fee on whatever they recover? I think it's terrible that a company like Toyota keeps getting high reviews on their cars with these type of issues - it's probably that most people don't even realize that they have a problem, I've heard many stories about people who own Toyota's that have to replace tires @ 10 miles - wouldn't you think maybe there is something wrong with the alignment on the car?
Karen

Richmond, TX

#15 Jul 14, 2007
Jim wrote:
My 2004 Camry SE was aligned twice (by the dealer) and still pulled to the left.
Yesterday I went in for an oil change, complained again and they rotated the tires - the mechanic says his test drive indicated the problem was solved.
Anybody else have pulling troubles, and if so what were the causes and how did you fix them?
Tks much...
Jim
I have had the same problem and over and over again I get the same answer. I have been to the dealer I couldn't even count how many times for this problem. I am beginning to think that it is the reason for my tennis elbow!!!!
Daniel

UAE

#16 Oct 9, 2007
My 2004 Camry pulls to the right, especially when travelling at higher speeds. I got alignment done twice and got wheels shifted around. The workshop guys say it is normal. But I find it very discomforting.
Rico

Sacramento, CA

#17 Oct 23, 2007
Daniel wrote:
My 2004 Camry pulls to the right, especially when travelling at higher speeds. I got alignment done twice and got wheels shifted around. The workshop guys say it is normal. But I find it very discomforting.
My 2004 Camry also pulls to the right. Unfortunately, I didn't notice it before I had new tires and wheels installed. So of cours, the dealer is blaming the wheels. Actually, they can't seem to balance my wheels or align the car correctly. I continue to have both the pulling and shimmering. Considering taking it to an alignment specialist.
Ashwin

Elkridge, MD

#18 Oct 25, 2007
In a way, I am glad to see that I'm not the only Camry owner that has a "drift" problem. I have a 2007 Camry SE-V6, and it has drifted to the right since I bought the car. Also, the rack and pinion system failed on me, and I had to have it replaced. I must note that my car just got 4000miles on it, and I have had the car 2 1/2 months. I took the car through the arbitration process today, and Toyota does not want to admit that there is any flaw with this car - after 4+ attempts to fix it. I am waiting for a decision on my arbitration case right now, but if it is not satisfactory (ie. I want a refund - I don't trust Camrys anymore), then I am thinking if we could collectively file a class action lawsuit against TOYOTA. Please let me know your thoughts...
MS Low

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

#19 Oct 28, 2007
I from Malaysia. I bought a Toyota Avanza on 15th March last year. I facing same problem as yours too. Mine more terrible, sometimes it go left sometimes it go right. Back to service center for 18 times and 4 times for outside shop. Toyota now don't want to repair for me anymore, they trying using warranty issue to void mine :(
How could a world no1 car maker treat customer like this... I swear my next car won't be Toyota!!
Yogi

Collinsville, IL

#20 Dec 3, 2007
My 03 Camry has been going through rear tires due to the inside shoulders wearing in a wave pattern. It appears that the rear camber is incorrect but it is not adjustable. My dealer says I don't rotate them enough, I can say BS to that. The only positive thing is there is so much noise coming from the rear tires I can't hear my mother-in-law flapping her gums.

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