2012 Toyota Camry Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry: Definitely Broken Buttons

October 2, 2012

2012 Toyota Camry

Methinks Magrath was being optimistic when he decided our Toyota Camry steering wheel control buttons had fixed themselves.

I drove the Camry last night and this morning, and they were wonky nearly every time I restarted the car. Not the same level of wonky mind you, just intermittent enough to keep you guessing.

First, they didn't work at all. After I stopped at the post office and restarted the car, the volume button starting working, but only after I jabbed it several times. I stopped at the store 15 minutes later and restarted the car again. This time all buttons worked right away, and remained fully operational for the rest of my 90-minute drive.

We're planning to send the Toyota to service, but not until we get at least one more opinion--going for the full fail, maybe. Engineering Editor Jay Kavanagh's driving it tonight. We'll see how it works for him.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 12,334 miles

Leave a Comment

Research Models


Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Toyota Camry in VA is:

$140 per month*
* Explanation
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat online with us
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Call us at 855-782-4711
Text us at ED411