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:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,900 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 #10

Mar 192016


  • 100,000 miles


March 19th 2016, driving on a city street when the car suddenly accelerated. Applied the brakes/emergency brake. Car continued to accelerated and I attempted to enter freeway. I was unable to turn the steering wheel and I hit a car that was entering the freeway.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 192016


  • 100,000 miles
On March 19, 2016, I was driving my Toyota 2005 Camry at approximately 35 mph, when the car suddenly accelerated. I applied the brakes, emergency brake and put the car in park. The car continued to accelerate and I attempted to approach the freeway on ramp. I was unable to turn the steering wheel. I crossed a raised island and into the freeway lane and hit a car that was driving onto the freeway ramp. Both cars were damaged. My car was totaled. I was transported to hospital and was discharged from emergency room.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 142015


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. While reversing into a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. As a result, the vehicle crashed into two different vehicles and the curb. The contact mentioned that the transmission became stuck into second gear and the brakes failed. A police report was filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Leavenworth, KS, USA

problem #7

Oct 012015


  • 130,000 miles


While driving from friends home to pickup kids from school, I was going on a 2 lane road going East bound, car was travelling @ 30 mph on startight road of speed limit 35mph, all of sudden steering and brakes did not function due to which the car was about to collide with a tree head on, all of the sudden the streering and brakes started functioning and I tried to avoid the tree collision during which the trunk of the car hit the trunk of the tree. I pulled the car to the curb of the road

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 052014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
The brakes turn off when riding over a rough surface. I know how ABS works. There is nothing that should trigger the ABS. I know how it works over snow. The brakes work fine over smooth surface. But if braking over a pothole the ABS unnecessarily turns on causing the vehicle to skid and slide much further than normal stopping distance. No other car I have driven in my life has done this. This seriously needs to be investigated. It has been happening on my car since 2005. Toyota dealer has refused to address issue. And I see many others have posted the same complaints to nhtsb, but no recall campaign has been addressed by Toyota.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 252013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Car accelerated from stop at would not stop. Hit two parked cars.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012005

Camry 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles


Ever since this car was purchased it has been affected by a super sensitive anti-lock braking system. When routinely braking over a pothole or small road disturbance, the anti-lock braking system is triggered. This in turn causes car to roll much further than it is suppose to. I have repeatedly taken to dealer through the years and they could not locate what is causing the problem. The brake pads and discs are all fine, the car is already around 9 years old and only has 37K miles on it because we have always been afraid to drive the car extensively because of this issue.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 012011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
Car feels like its going to flip over when driving past 60. Had to have brakes changed twice. Car has accelerated while driving at least twice in a two year span when driving over 60 miles per hour. Biggest problems are the wheels which make the car ride seem unstable but only got tires rotated once; however, vehicle seems to run lop-sided?

- Randallstown, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 222012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Car stopped to allow garage gate to raise/open at which time the car, which was initially in park, was put in drive with foot on brake - car then went completely out of control at a significant speed crashing into a cement pillar which is what stopped the car - the pillar. The airbags were deployed, the car was totaled as designated by the insurance attempt was made to stop the car with the emergency brake to no avail. Injuries of 3 passengers are very significant - 8 broken ribs of one passenger, 2 broken legs and removal of spleen to another passenger and the driver suffered a compound fracture of ankle. Recovery and rehabilitation are still pending and one passenger may not recover.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 102012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 201,000 miles
Pulling into parking space at dept store, vehicle accelerated, took both feet on brake pedal to hold car, shifted into neutral, tach jumped very high, then vehicle returned to normal idle. Myself and my son where in car.

- Hustonville, KY, USA

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