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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,000 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 fuel system problems

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2005 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012013


  • 44,000 miles


While operating vehicle on mass. Turnpike, accelerator pedal suddenly became unresponsive. Check engine light illuminated and vehicle began to decelerate rapidly. Operator narrowly avoided serious accident during unintended deceleration. Problem was diagnosed as a defective throttle body. Component design is deficient as a failure results in operator loosing ability maintain safe speed. Component design should provide for minimal function in the event of a failure. Current design does not. Recommend Toyota recall all affected vehicles and replace defective design.

- Orange, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 062012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
I pulled out of the driveway with my 91 yr grandmother.the engine shut off at the first stop light in traffic.I restarted the engine, slightly pushed on the gas pedal.the engine revved high on its own, the car violently shot forward, I managed to turn the corner then the engine died.a motorist pulled over and helped me push the car into a nearby school parking lot.after a few minutes I restated the car and it revved up itself, accelerated too fast and died.I had to call a tow truck to take it home and again on Monday to the repair shop.the mechanic determined it was a defective throttle body, it had frozen in a wide open position, not responding to the gas pedal..the solution was a brand new throttle body, part cost was well over $900 dollars.I still have the defective throttle body, the plate is still frozen in an open grandmother was well frightened.there was no police report. I believe this was a very dangerous design flaw and hope Toyota will reimburse me.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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