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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
60,668 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rotted speaker grills replaced (6 reports)
  2. not sure (5 reports)
2005 Toyota Camry accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2005 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #11

Oct 052014

Camry ES 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles


I was DUSTING the back of my car and the speaker covered COMPLETELY DISINTEGRATED!!!! I cannot believe how annoyingly fragile these are. And come to find out it is a common problem, which they refuse to acknowledge and fix! Shame on you, Toyota! Cutting corners is no way to go. I am going back to HONDA!!!!! (And this costs over $100 to fix)

- , Taylors, SC - South Carolina, USA

problem #10

Jun 102010

Camry LE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

This is a materials problem. Toyota has used a speaker cover that is simple inadequate to stand up to ordinary use for a reasonable time period. It is a pervasive issue. I keep a look out for Camry cars of the same year and I have noticed almost all have the same issue with broken speaker covers. Most are worst than mine. The damage to my one speaker cover occurred when I was cleaning the inside rear window. I only just barely touched the surface of the one speaker cover and the plastic collapsed creating a hole.

When I spot other Toyota Camry cars in the same year as mine, I look to see the condition of the speaker covers. I take a picture when I see the damaged collapsed speaker covers. My guess is that the owners of these vehicles are unaware of how extensive this problem is.

- , Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 042008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

At first Toyota wanted me to pay for the replacement but I insisted it was within the warranty period. The back panel disintegrated while I was dusting it. Next time I get a new car I will get the back windshield tinted against uv. Even though I like Toyota I do not trust buying this model ever again because 6 years later there is another problem with the interior.

- , Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 222010

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,220 miles


My rear speaker grill covers are turning to dust and leaving me with holes where the covers should be. I didn't know that it was a common problem for Toyota Camrys until I went by the Ford/Toyota dealership parts department and didn't even have to tell them the kind of car it was. All I had to do was ask about speaker covers. I bought new covers for $21.00 thinking they would just snap off and on. WRONG!!! I ended up calling the service department to find out how much it would cost to have them replace the covers. I was told at least $150.00 because it involved a lot of work and was not easy to do. I thought that since this had evidently been a common problem, Toyota would do something to make it right. WRONG AGAIN!!! When I called the complaint department, I was told that the speaker covers were under a 3yr 36,000 mile warranty and that they could not help me. Right now I have a big beach towel in my back window which doesn't look great, but it looks better than holes where covers should be. I just don't think I should fork out $150.00 for something that Toyota should take care of anyway. The quality of their product is definitely poor. What proof do I have that the new covers will hold up any better than the original ones? Definitely not happy with their customer service, or should I say lack of customer service.Thanks for letting me sound off.

- , Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #7

Sep 092009

Camry SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Poor quality product, rear speaker grill covers and head liner dry rotten requiring replacement. It is a real shame, that Toyota has cut some many corners over the past years. My household has purchase six Toyota's over the past five years. Final answer, we will not purchase another Toyota in our lifetime. Going back to Ford.

- , Nokesville, VA, USA

problem #6

Oct 012010

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

As many of the speaker grills that have been bad, Toyota should have issued a recall and replaced them with a better product. This will help make a decision on my next car purchase.

- , Conover, NC, USA

problem #5

Jan 302009

Camry LE 2.8L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


I did not notice a small hole in each of the speaker cover grills, and when I touched to examine, they became bigger because the resin materials are breaking down after exposed to UV. The cover should be made of better weather-resistant materials. This is the first time I encountered this problem with any car I have owned and am very disappointed. I would probably let the grills cave in to the point where they would be gone exposing the entire speakers rather than paying a lot of money to replace them. I am not necessarily a Toyota-loyal kind of person.

- , Delran, NJ, USA

problem #4

Dec 092009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,254 miles


- , Dripping Springs, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 012010

Camry LE 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Other than the problem we currently have with the rear speaker covers desolving/rotting, and the latch on the arm rest/console falling off, I have had no problems with our Camry's at this time. This problem seems to be a very real problems for a lot of Camry owners, glad to know I am not a way. I will be calling Toyota now that I know it wasn't just me thinking the grandkids must have poked them. Hopefully there is a remedy already. If not, I don't work and can be very persistant. Will post the outcome soon.

- , Moore, OK, USA

problem #2

May 142010

Camry LE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,873 miles

Dry-rotted rear speaker grills in both rear speakers. Dealership sold me two left grills and it should have been right & lift grill covers. They wanted to charge me an extra $285 to repair when I think they should have done the repair free since it was their fault for installing such poor quality grills to begin with. I took my car to a local repair shop and was charged $147 - that included new speaker grills that dealership brought to them, but would not do an exchange. Now I have to return the ones I purchased from dealership in order to get a credit of $20. By the way, I have always kept my car in an enclosed basement. I searched the internet and apparently this is a common gripe about their cheap speaker grill covers.

- , Alabaster, AL, USA

problem #1

Feb 152009

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles

This is a very common problem in several year models and yet toyota will not completely cover under any sort of extended warranty. I'm very disappointed. I came over from Honda; did I make a mistake?

- , Charlotte, NC, US

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