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:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,905 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 (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

May 182005

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125 miles


2005 Camry xle V6. Car hesitates or lags upon acceleration. From dead stop accelerator pedal has a lag before car will accelerate. While merging onto highway, car will hesitate when depressing the accelerator before the car will accelerate. Drove another 2005 Camry V6 and experienced the same thing.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152004

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle hesitated then launched forward before accelerating. Vehicle was serviced by the dealership 3 times. Dealership indicated technically the vehicle was performing as it should, but there was a problem with the new drive by wire technology for which manufacturer had to provide a remedy.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 252005

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the driver's foot was on the brake pedal vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably applied the brake pedal numerous times and the vehicle continued to accelerate. Driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The cause has not been determined.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

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