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.

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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.

3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,335 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 #3

Nov 092006

Camry

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. While driving 25 mph in wet and icy conditions and applying the brakes, the ABS would activate it failed to slow the vehicle down. The contact is concerned about the ABS risk for his year, make and model vehicle. The dealer's diagnosis found that the vehicle was operating normally. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Bowdoin, ME, USA

problem #2

Mar 012005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,005 miles
Intermittently, after coming to a complete stop, the brake pedal will sink completely to the floor after a few seconds. This has been occurring since I bought the car brand new. Once the car reached about 5000 miles, it would come to a complete stop, then lunge forward several feet, stop, make a moaning sound, then lunge forward again; all while my foot was still on the brake. I did not notice any fault lights come on my dashboard. It then drove fine for about 10 miles when the same pattern repeated itself again, exactly the same way. I took it to the dealer and they cannot find anything wrong with it, or repeat the problem. They would like me to return when the problem repeats itself. Of course, I?M hesitant to do this since the next time someone may get seriously injured. Please help!

- Stanton, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 072005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
When applying the brakes vehicle made noises, engine accelerated, and vehicle surged forward. Owner took the vehicle to the dealer, and the dealer told the owner that this problem could not be duplicated. Therefore there was nothing they could do.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

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