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:
26,750 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 102007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


1 - seat belt - gets stuck, causing it to be inoperable and floppy. The plastic guide allows the webbing belt to get stuck in it. 2 - I cannot buy replace the belt, an important, common, inexpensive item, from anyone, but the dealer $200 + $100 labor. I can purchase lap belt for $15, but that is not good enough and does not fix the problem. Good design for the manufacturer, cheap because rightwas same as left, but poor design for me as it casused belt to be worn and get stuck. Car was 2005, but has 65000 so no more warranty. -maybe there should be for all car makers, extended warranty for certain items that wear out over time, safety items like seat belts, that wear out over time, 36 months 3 years, mostly due to poor design.

- Rancho Dominguez, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 042006

Camry 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
I was driving at 15 mph when the vehicle in front of me stopped suddenly, and I rear-ended it.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

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