2012 Toyota Camry: Definitely Broken Buttons
October 2, 2012
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