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 the Camry 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 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.

9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$832.00
Average Mileage:
72,538 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace coil spring (1 reports)
  2. replace whole front end suspension (1 reports)
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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012012

Camry XLE 3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

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

We were handed the broken spring that was rusted all along the face. It had clearly been broken for a long time - perhaps from when the car was new. (The suspension was always poor.) Toyota could not supply parts to fix the vehicle. We went without a car for over a week until the dealer located aftermarket parts. Of course there was no courtesy car, and they always had some smarmy retort for any questions or concerns we had. We were treated very badly by the Toyota dealer.

- , Evanston, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012010

Camry ES 3.2L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,075 miles

With only 41,000 miles on the car, the front coil spring, part# 48131-AA331 broke in two and both front springs had to be replaced, requiring a wheel alignment for a total cost of almost $700.

- , Beachwood, OH, USA

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