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:
9 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,049 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #1

Jul 132005


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My 2005 4-cylinder Toyota Camry has delayed accelerator and rough shifting of transmission. By delayed accelerator I mean that you have to press accelerator pedal about 1/4" to 1/2" before engine engages. This has been dangerous in parking lots where slow driving makes it difficult to keep engine at safe speed. The transmission also shifts roughly and downshifts hard when decelerating down a hill. I contacted dealership where I purchase my vehicle and say that is the way it is since it is computerized. Since there are no cables to adjust, I am out of luck. I also contacted 800 number for Toyota customer service and they were no help. They did mention that there was a technical service bulletin for same problem on the Camry V-6. it seems that the 4-cylinder has same problem but not enough complaints to warrant a technical bulletin.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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