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2005 Toyota Camry
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Beware of the NHTSA complaint data for the 2005 Camry. It is almost certainly inaccurate.
The problem with NHTSA data for the 2005 Camry is that for months on end, the news media repeatedly told the public that the Camry had an unintended acceleration defect, & to go to safercar.gov (the NHTSA's website) to file a complaint.
So, the NHTSA received a disproportionate number of complaints about unintended acceleration issues because of the national news media attention, to the point where their data is unreliable taken in context with any other vehicle that did not receive national news attention.
CarComplaints.com typically receives more complaints per day about vehicles than the NHTSA does, but the news media did not repeatedly say "go to CarComplaints.com to report your Camry acceleration problems" like they did about the NHTSA -- so although we have less complaint data than the NHTSA for the 2005 Camry, our data for the Camry is a far more statistically accurate representation of the Camry's reliability than what the NHTSA data shows.
Worst 2005 Camry Problems by Category
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- electrical problems20NHTSA complaints: 28
- interior accessories problems18NHTSA complaints: 25
- brakes problems13NHTSA complaints: 93
- steering problems13NHTSA complaints: 64
- engine problems12NHTSA complaints: 309
- transmission problems11NHTSA complaints: 62
- seat belts / air bags problems4NHTSA complaints: 93
- AC / heater problems3NHTSA complaints: 1
- fuel system problems3NHTSA complaints: 22
- suspension problems3NHTSA complaints: 15
- windows / windshield problems3NHTSA complaints: 7
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 22
- wheels / hubs problems2NHTSA complaints: 25
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 10
- body / paint problems1NHTSA complaints: 19
- clutch problems1
- cooling system problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 14
- exhaust system problemsNHTSA: 2
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