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: How can we give the 2006 Camry our "Seal of Awesome" when the NHTSA data shows engine problems in the triple digits & multiple deaths/injuries/crashes etc?

The problem with NHTSA data for the 2006 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.

In other words, it's our opinion that the 2 deaths & other injuries/fires/crashes reported to the NHTSA are significant, but (unfortunately) not out of the ordinary for any vehicle, once you factor in the effects of the extended national media coverage of Camry unintended acceleration issues.

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 2006 Camry, our data for the Camry is a far more statistically accurate representation of the Camry's reliability than what the NHTSA data shows.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,841 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.

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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 092010

Camry

  • miles

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

2006 Toyota Camry--accelerated out of control /serious injury. Oregonlic 992 cvq--Oregon state police investigated.

- Albany, OR, USA

problem #5

Aug 012008

Camry

  • 18,000 miles
I was driving my 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid near shreveport, la using the cruise control, when I suddenly found myself off the road on the sholder. I applied the brakes to no avail. I lost control and rolled over twice. I had 22 staples in my head and a burn on my neck from the seat belt. I reported this to Toyota, but praised the safety features for saving my life and purchased a 2009 Camry hybrid when they became available. My family and friends encouraged me to report this because my experince was so similar to that of other Camry owners. My car was deemed a total loss by my insurance company. Toyota's website indicated that hybrids were not part of the recall, however when I took my car in for 18000 -mile service, the dealer said it had been recalled! a repair was made to the gas petal.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 012008

Camry

  • 18,000 miles
I was driving my 2006 Toyota Camry hybrid near shreveport, la using the cruise control, when I suddenly found myself off the road on the sholder. I applied the brakes to no avail. I lost control and rolled over twice. I had 22 staples in my head and a burn on my neck from the seat belt. I reported this to Toyota, but praised the safety features for saving my life and purchased a 2009 Camry hybrid when they became available. My family and friends encouraged me to report this because my experince was so similar to that of other Camry owners. My car was deemed a total loss by my insurance company. Toyota's website indicated that hybrids were not part of the recall, however when I took my car in for 18000 -mile service, the dealer said it had been recalled! a repair was made to the gas petal.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 062009

Camry

  • 42,748 miles

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

2006 Toyota Camry suddenly accelerated while the car was being parked in a handicapped spot. The car crashed into the concrete post supporting the handicap sign, causing $4700. Damage.

- Glen Mills, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 192009

Camry

  • 54,000 miles
One of the floormat hooks holding the floormat on the driver's side pulls out of the hole in the vehicle's floor occasionally, allowing the floormat to shift position. This has happened approximately 4 times in the last six months.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 202008

Camry

  • 76,300 miles
I own a 2006 Toyota Camry. Recently the speakers sounded horrible. When I went to check them I noticed the speaker covers in the rear window were crumbling and falling onto the tops of the speakers. After I researched this issue I found hundreds of other people who owned Camry of various years who all have the same problem. Toyota's resolution is to replace the entire back panel for a cost of $700 that includes labor. These are $30 speaker covers that could be replaced for less than $75 installed. With the numerous cases reported on the internet with hundreds of people having the same problem they should be recalled or come up with a viable solution that isn't $700.

- California City, CA, USA

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