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. 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 (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. typically receives more complaints per day about vehicles than the NHTSA does, but the news media did not repeatedly say "go to 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 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.

2005 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012004

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


1. we purchased a new 2004 Toyota Camry xle from beaverton Toyota (beaverton, Oregon) 2. here are the three problems: A. when going down a hill, on dry pavement, with the brakes being "feathered", with no additional foot pedal pressure, the brakes suddenly engage and the brake pedal pushes back on the drivers foot. B. after braking and then accelerating, the brakes do not release after the brake pedal has been released. This causes the engine to hesitate until the brakes release. This happens especially in heavy stop and go traffic. C. with very little pressure on the accelerator, the engine hesitates which causes the transmission to downshift multiple times running the rpms up to the redline. 3. I have reported these problems to beaverton Toyota service department multiple times and the hillsboro (Oregon) Toyota service department one time. They admit there are problems, but since Toyota has not issued a "service bulletin" they can do nothing to fix the problems. I have driven another 2004 Camry at the hillsboro Toyota dealership and none of the problems listed above occurred.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

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