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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,309 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 #2

Jun 082010


  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. The contact was attempting to brake from speeds of 5 mph however, the brakes did not engage. The contact crashed into a trailer ahead of him but was not injured. A police report was available. The vehicle was diagnosed at a local repair facility and found that the master cylinder had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure miles were 73,000.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #1

Sep 192005

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,618 miles
Incident description: It was 3:00 pm when I have to drive to pick up my sister at 6219 sw freeway houston, tx, when I was trying to make the right turn to get in to the shopping center I found out the brake did not work, I tried to use the parking brake and it did not stop the car but slowed to 15 mph in the next entry to the shopping center make the right turn and get into the shopping center try again to get the parking brake to stop the vehicle but I couldn't. finally get onto the sidewalk and hit the wall at the moment it was less than 5 mph, I was driving with my newborn baby nephew aboard, I panicked and I did not know what to do, yolanda gonzalez a lady that works at freydd's beauty salon call my sister and she call my husband for him to come over and help, he call joe myers since this is the first time that something like that happens to us, they give him a 1800 number for them to get the car on services, my mistake was not calling the police to report the incident since they did not said that I have to, since they ask if there was people injured, at the moment I was on shock, my husband call alex salesperson at jow myers for help, my car was new when we bought it on January 2005, with 9640 miles at the time, there was something wrong with the car, in sterling mccall Toyota services cornie the services writer let us know that the brake booster was broke and the brake master cylinder also, and that was normal, that piece is cover under warranty since it can happened anytime, how come this be possible I can understand that the door locks or something that you can control or manage but brakes how can that part break anytime"???", now the car still on repair since the brake does not feel right, I do not have a police report but I do have many witness that saw me that day, and also the towing truck that saw the car over the sidewalk and try to drive the car and saw that there was no brake at all. Today is October 3rd, the car still on joe myers waiting to be checked.

- Houston, TX, USA

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