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2009 Corolla steering problem

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  • mastermech Mar 01, 2009

    Have them replace the EPS computer sensor.

  • davidmayer Mar 03, 2009

    My steering tries to almost steer me off the road at 65 mph. When I push it to 60 to 70 is when it goes nuts! I saw on youtube some people have video tape the problem and captured an accident, too.



    JW

  • billyrule Mar 06, 2009

    Thanks everyone that helped. I found there are many complaints with the steering. I kinda have it fixed but it cost about $1000 and Toyota didn't cover the cost. Dang.. It's a 2009 Corolla and only 2 weeks old. Shame on Toyota Corp :( If there is a recall I am going to give them the bill.



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I had this "problem" but there wasn't anything wrong with the car - it was just my driving...
The steering is just sensitive and "sporty" - try driving with a much lighter hand - even one hand, lower on the wheel. I now find the steering great and its actually very responsive.
It took 3 visits to Toyota before someone finally explained this to me but it works. People kept explaining that it "drives like a Corolla" but couldn't tell me how to drive it better.
Mind you the car is still horrible on windy days but I don't have same issues in normal highway driving.
A year ago I was actually renting cars for road trips instead of driving my 09 Corolla S I was that freaked out about the steering but I'm now completely comfortable driving the car. I do have to warn everyone that drives my car on the highway though...they never believe me at first but always concede that I'm right and that a light hand makes a huge difference.

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I also have the same steering problem. I bet you it's similar to the gas accelerator problems. I see these complaints are about a year old and Toyota hasn't fixed the 2009 Toyota Corolla.

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I own the corolla LE with navigation and perks. the steering on a windy day is pretty bad so of course you find yourself
re correcting. the electric steering is really responsive which is great. the 2009-2010 corolla was built with the autobon high way in mind. im pretty sure i spelled that wrong. if you drive your vehicle at high speeds like 65-75 around a curve you will see that your vehicle is very responsive. many times when it comes to steering because many people still hold the wheel at 10 and 2 your vehicle will respond differently where if you hold the wheel in the lower area.

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