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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,755 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.

2005 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 242006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,010 miles


Car would not accelerate above 2 mph - engine would die out upon acceleration. Car would not restart immediately.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 172005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Purchased a 2005 Camry SE in Feb. 2005. Had 500 miles on the car and it needed a complete overhaul due to defective parts from the company. I now have a new car that has diminished value due to the overhaul. I was also without the car for 20 plus days. I feel they knew the motor was defective when they sold it to me but I guess they some 70 year old would not know the difference. I believe I should at the least have been given a new engine or another new car without the defective engine. I guess that would be too much to expect from the "reliable automaker."

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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