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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,800 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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2005 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 142014


  • 65,000 miles


I also have a 2005 Toyota Solara with this same problem.remote wireless door lock will only unlock drivers door and electric door lock on drivers door will only lock passenger doors all doors must be unlocked by hand.this is an on going problem with Camry and Toyota needs to recall these cars as they did in the past and fix the lock problems.

- Bridgeport, WV, USA

problem #4

Apr 102010

Camry 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
2005 4 door Toyota Camry. Back driver's side door in locked position and does not open at all. Called gateway Toyota in toms river, NJ and they stated we would have to pay for repairs. This car has not been involved in an accident. Online complaints from other Toyota Camry owners show this is a manufacturer's problem and is occurring quite often. With children in back seat this is a big problem if an emergency were to occur!

- Point Pleasant, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 152010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that in hot weather the power door lock button inside would only open the driver side door and not the other doors. When he unlocked the vehicle manually it would only open one door. The button inside of the vehicle had to be pulled so that the three other doors would unlock. The dealer was informed about the failure and stated that they had to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50000. The current mileage was 53000.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #2

Apr 012010


  • 75,000 miles
Actuators in my 2005 Camry SE continue to stick; thereby causing all of the passenger doors to not open the majority (90%) of the time. I reported the issue immediately to Toyota corporate and the dealer (baierl Toyota in cranberry, pa) because it's also a safety risk; especially since I have a 3 month year old and a 2 year old. The Toyota mechanic also reported that this should not be happening and the actuators should be replaced.

- Baden, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 312009


  • 39,000 miles
I have a 2005 Toyota Camry. The driver's side door is the only door that has an outside lock that works with a key. The lock began not working either with the key or with the remote. The dealer replaced the lock assembly and actuator for approximately $500. Now the rear passenger side door has failed. Again they are telling me I need a new actuator. There are many complaints online from other 2005 Toyota Camry owners that describe this same failure. It seems to be a common problem for not only 2005 but other years. Here are a few out there also for 2005 Camry:

- Easthampton, MA, USA

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