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.

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.

4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 142009

Camry

  • 55,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift into gears on an intermittent basis. The contact would depress the brake pedal several times until the vehicle would shift. The dealer advised that the gear shifter was defective. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where she was advised that the failure was caused by the brake light switch. The vehicle was repaired at the repair facility. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000 and the current mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 162007

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Toyota Camry missing two bolts. Consumer states that the shifter cable bracket bolts are missing. He also states that the transmission was affected by this problem. When put into gear the gear did not engage. When the gear was shifted into neutral the vehicle would back up, when it was shifted into to drive there was no movement, but when it was shifted into 3rd gear, the vehicle went forward.

- Granada Hills, CA, USA

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