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07 Camry Rack & Pinion Problems at 45K miles ??? wow!
Just wondering if anyone has come across the same problem I am having with my 07 Camry SE V6. Noticed power steering fluid was very low and steering would hum when turning so I filled it up with more fluid (dextron III as manual recommends). Noticed both the right and left rack and pinion boots leaking, leaks more so when turning left or right. I was totally amazed that this particular part would go bad at just only 45k miles on a 2007. My wife drives the vehicle about 95% of the time but is a very cautious and safe driver. The car is NOT driven hard at all. All 45k miles are pampered miles. I am just disappointed in Toyota's Camry claiming to be the safest most reliable vehicle and then come to find out that a Rack and Pinion is leaking at only 45k miles. The dealer on the phone indicated that it is not covered under the power train warranty only under the 3yr/36k mile warranty but of course that is expired. We did not take an extended warranty at the time of purchase in 2007 because we figured there were not going to be any major problems til well after 100k miles anyway since Toyota was to be of great quality. I was wrong! I have a 1985 Lincoln Town Car that has never and still to this day has not had any power steering issues. Also own a 2001 Nissan Maxima SE 140k miles and (knock on wood) never any power steering issues to date - and the Maxima has been driven hard (lowered for some time, now back to stock, been driven at the local 1/4 mile track also).
Sorry for rambling, just disappointed as I can't imagine what the cost would be to replace a rack and pinion on an 07 Camry!
Anyone have rack and pinion trouble/leaks on their 6th gen Camry?