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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,404 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 #5

Oct 082015

Camry

  • miles

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

Unknown

- Spencer, MA, USA

problem #4

Jan 032011

Camry

  • 50,000 miles
Apparently in this vehicle when the oxygen sensors fail they also cause a fault in the vehicle's traction and stability control which disables the system. We have repeatedly replaced the oxygen sensors only in an effort to restore the traction control systems for the sake of safety. There is little sense in tying safety systems to emissions control systems and the repair shop says this is a common problem. It is unfair to have to pay $600 to replace oxygen sensors in order to restore a safety system...and the oxygen sensors fail repeatedly.

- Earlysville, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 022010

Camry

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at approximate speeds of 70 mph, the vehicle started swaying from left to right without warrant. The dealer advised there were no failure found within the vehicle but did advise that one of the tires were defective. The contact had all four tires replaced on the vehicle and an alignment yet the failure persisted. The contact believed the failure to be caused by a defect in the electronic stability control (ESC). The failure and current mileages were approximately 55,000.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 182005

Camry

  • 19 miles
We purchased a 2005 Toyota Camry in 2005. The first day I drove it the car hesitated on acceleration to change lanes it was lucky that it didn't cause a wreck. I took the car back to the dealership (I don't remember why) but I asked them to check it and the guy I talked to just said it was because of the fuel injection. The guy didn't offer to check it, he just made that statement. The hesitation happens any time and it always feels like someone is going to rear end us while the car is deciding what it wants to do. On the freeways in California people go 70 miles an hour that makes it a hazard to drive a Toyota on the freeway. The Toyota also has a mind of its own, sometimes when I have my foot on the brake preparing to stop the engine seems to be trying to override the brake to keep going. It feels like the car is trying to increase the speed when I am trying to slow down. I have been concerned about it but I just figured Toyota was not going to do anything about it. Now my husband does not want me to drive the Toyota.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

May 312008

Camry 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Heard a thumping noise in the drive shaft of the steering wheel. It would not go away, took the car to the Toyota dealer to look at. My car has always been serviced by a Toyota dealer there is a part in the drive shaft that links to the control arm of the wheels, this part has failed and could have caused me to loose control of the steering wheel and disabled my ability to turn my wheels, and cause a deadly accident, Toyota motor Corp, has failed to notify there customers of this tsb bulletin, and this is a safety hazard. I cannot believe that this is not a recall item. I spoke with the dealer and they have had over 100 and 1000's of 2005 Camry's with this problem. Yet nothing has been done. Does someone need to be killed or Toyota sued to have this part replaced. The part in the drive shaft failed, there is a tsb on this, but Toyota refused to fix this due to that my car has over 36K miles on it, and under 50K, not one person at the Toyota dealership would fix this for me, without charging me, yet this part has been put on a tsb bulletin. The dealership nor Toyota did not inform me of this situation. This should be a recalled item. I have my car service at Toyota dealerships and I am the original owner, yet the lack of Toyota to due something about this, is irresponsible. This was the first time I took my car to priority Toyota, because the service being provided by the other Toyota dealerships in the area was Subaru. I do not blame priority Toyota for not fixing the problem, in fact they were the very first dealership to identify the problem. The other Toyota dealerships in the area failed to address this issue, even though I took my car to these other dealerships for service. First team Toyota was the main dealer that serviced my car when there was less than 36K miles on it. I use to bring it to them and have them check everything, and the only tsb they told me about was the belt pulley, tsb, when I asked if there were any others, they said that was it.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

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