Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

CarComplaints.com Notes: Beware of the NHTSA complaint data for the 2005 Camry. It is almost certainly misleading.

The problem with NHTSA data for the 2005 Camry is that for months on end, the news media repeatedly told the public that several Toyota models 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 Toyota 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 102016

Camry

  • 144,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

"takata recall"airbag system entirely shut off while in motion on city street

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #3

Apr 192010

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2005 Toyota Camry. Consumer states a defect on the driver side of the vehicle. The consumer stated there was a broken rod under the drivers seat was a safety hazard.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 032006

Camry

  • 20,000 miles
The following paragraphs are extracted from a complaint filed with Toyota customer experience center in California. The full text is available upon request: "this particular car is equipped with ¿driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags¿. I had specifically looked for a Camry having this enhanced safety option, it also came with a higher price than a regular Camry le. I was willing to pay the price on the basis that I would make a wise investment in my own safety. Things turned out contrary to my expectations, as I will explain in the following. Not long after my purchasing the vehicle I noticed that the driver's seat is utterly uncomfortable, somehow uneven with the left side of the seat (the side next to the door) being stiffer and somehow pushing forward while the right side is leaning back and much softer. As a result the driver's upper body will be twisted, the left side forward while the right side leaning backwards. I first assumed this is a temporary condition. Like with everything new it may take some time until things get adjusted and after some use I figured, the seat may somehow loosen up a little. I continuously kept on trying to arrive at a comfortable position by adjusting my position in the seat but my efforts were unsuccessful." "at this point I am increasingly finding it difficult to continue to drive my car essentially because of my being unable to find any comfortable position in my seat. I keep on twisting and turning, continuously readjusting my seating position. I could not stay more than five minutes in the same position in this seat. And during those rare five minute periods my back is not fully leaning against the backrest, half of my back does not lean on anything unless I accept a painful position where my upper body is rotated diagonally and is facing right relative to the normal (straight ahead) seating position. My driving is significantly impaired because of this..."

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 172006

Camry 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The car was rear ended and hit on the left side at a high speed. Neither the air bags in the front nor the side curtains were activated. Also the driver's seat was broken. The car was totaled. Updated11/21/06.

- Harwood, MD, USA

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