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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,857 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.

2006 Toyota Camry seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 112014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 139,000 miles

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

In 2008 my 2006 Camry had the warning light for the seat belt come on. Wellesley Toyota corrected the problem. I took the car back in 2009 twice for the same problem. The problem reoccurred in 2010 and I had it repaired at another Toyota dealer. Since then it comes on and other times goes out. Now it is permanently on.

- Newton, MA, USA

problem #6

Nov 162011

Camry 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The driver's seat belt does not retract. It folds and jams the mechanism. We have pulled and pulled and sometimes it does unfold, but more often than not we have the belt snapped in, but it is not doing it's job because it is completely pulled out and way too big.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 162012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
The front passenger seat belt gets tangled whenever it is pulled out in order to buckle when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. This does not happen on the driver's side. Normally you have to move the adjustable slide for the seat belt oh the side of the car up and down repeatedly in order to get the seat belt entangled in order to use it properly. It has now become fully extended and will not retract at all making it unusable. I bought the car used in 2011 and it has been happening since then.

- Woodstock , GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 152011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles

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

We have a 2006 Toyota Camry. We just have an instances that when the driver exits the car and the seat belt starts to retract it twists and get stuck in the guide. My wife is unable to get it untwisted and has to drive it with the belt loose and useless. This is obviously and unsafe condition and I feel a cause for a recall

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312007

Camry

  • miles
The front passenger seat belt gets tangled whenever it is pulled out in order to buckle when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. This does not happen to the driver's side, but only the passenger's side. You then have to move the adjustable slide for the seat belt on the side of the car up and down repeatedly in order to get the seat belt untangled in order to use it properly. This has happened since I purchased the car used in January of 2007.

- Fulton, NY, USA

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problem #2

Oct 272009

Camry

  • 87,000 miles
Rear seat buckle does not latch on to the belt clip. Cannot buckle the child car seat on that side.

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #1

May 282008

Camry 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Front end collision with 2006 Toyota camera. 40-45 mph crash. Seat belt failed to fire. Airbags did not deploy. Engineering analysis confirmed that seat belts did not fire, air bags failed to deploy, torn-defective air bag sensor. Research indicated there was a recall on this air-bag system for Toyota camera's 2006 model but was never notified. Need government Agency to analyze computer codes. Refuse to turn over computer to Toyota. Car totaled...

- Burke, VA, USA

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