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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,418 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 #3

Sep 062005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 355 miles


Cruise control does not deactivate after turning off and on again. This occurs if nothing else is done to deactivate it (e.g. pressing brake). Then, when you turn it back on, it sets to a different speed. To reproduce: Set cruise control at 60 mph. Then, set to 65 mph. Then, turn off (by pressing button on end of wheel mounted lever switch, not using brake or anything else). Then, turn back on (again, by pressing button on end of wheel mounted lever). Notice, it is set at 60 mph or something other than last setting and vehicle tries to cruise at that speed, but should not be set to any speed.

- Scotts Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 122005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,400 miles
The cruise control took off and accelerated on its own. Went two yards and hit a telephone pole. Upon impact, the air bags did deploy. Contacted Toyota, there were supposed to call back, come and look at vehicle.. this happened on August 12, 2005. The consumer did not want to give phone number.

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 032005

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
2005 Toyota Camry xle, cruise control does not hold vehicle back. This is not a problem on level ground or up hill. If the vehicle is going down hill, the cruise control will not stay, causing the vehicle to accelerate at a faster speed than is safe under the circumstances. After the consumer purchased the vehicle, the dealer and the manufacturer told consumer that was the way the vehicle performed. Consumer considers this is a safety issue, and it is not acceptable, consumer filed a complaint # 20050706 on July 6, 2005 with Toyota. There are no other known problems with this vehicle and it is still under warranty.

- Kelso, WA, USA

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