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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,700 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 #6

Dec 012005


  • 1,500 miles


Got a brand new 2005 Camry. There is damaged or faulty front right tire joint / tire connecting rod. Noise can be heard from day 1 but Toyota car dealer not willing to fix or repair. Still hear the noise. Very dangerous - please look into this asap!!

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #5

Oct 092014


  • 93,500 miles
I was trying to park my vehicle, suddenly gas pedal got stuck and I hit another vehicle and ran in to the bushes, my car has a body damage and also I accidentally hit another car as well. The core reason for this issue is gas pedal getting locked, this is the first time I experience this in the vehicle which I bought by 2011.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 182013


  • 98,000 miles
My wife was dropping my daughter to school bus stop and when she went O get the letters in our gated community, she was about to stop in the parking space when the car accelerate by it self, causing her injury and car and property damages. She says she couldn't control the car and the car hit the curb damaging the bottom of the car, the hood, front bumper, fender, passenger headlight, and radiator and condenser and also the windshield. The car airbag didn't come out at any time. Causing her injury in her head and shoulder.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 222012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


I purchased this vehicle new in 2005, and I am the primary driver of this vehicle. While driving to the store I smelled something burning, when I pulled into the parking lot of the store I saw a lot of smoke coming from the front passenger door. I immediately stopped the car and smoke started filling the cabin of the car. I instructed my 11 year old son who was sitting the front passenger seat to open the door and exit the car. When he opened the door flames started coming out of the door latch area. I turned the ignition off and ran to the passenger side door and poured a bottle of water on the latch area on the door. The fire went out for a second then reignited. I then realized that it was an electrical fire and disconnected the batteries positive cable. I then ripped the door panel off and poured more water down the inside of the door putting the fire out. After insuring that the fire was out I found the fuse that supplied the power to the passenger door and pulled it, I then reconnected the battery cable back and started the car. The passenger door would not latch closed. So I tied a rope to the inside door handle to hold it closed so I could drive it home. No one was injured during this incident.

- Pineville, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012010


  • 47,000 miles
Rear speaker covers are damaged. They have a degraded material which is disintegrated and its broken from edges of cover. I found that many people are having the same problem. Please take a serious action against it. They cost $ 225 to replace it.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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problem #1

Feb 012005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Toyota Camry le model has three problems: Idle control is above 2400, rod that hold piston is not secure to hold it tight and causing the piston to jiggle around, Toyota said that is a defective part and should replace the engine. And weather seal is inadaquate, you can hear all traffice noise with radio on full volume. Dealer is very unfriendly and they gave me run around, they replaced the engine without my permission and still has same problems I had before they replace the engine and has not fix the other problems and refuses to give anyone else's name to talk to. 800# tells me to call dealer and dealer tells me to call 800# and still unable to resolve this issue. I will never buy Toyota or recommend to anyone. Becouse of the poor service when you have problem they do not want to talk to you and they give you run around.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

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