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:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,100 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 152013


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. While driving at approximately 5 mph and making a turn to the left or right, the steering column made an abnormal noise without warning. The contact stated that the noise was getting louder and more frequent. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the vehicle had normal wear and tear. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure on numerous occasions. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Watertown, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 172006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, a clunking noise was heard and excessive play occurred in the steering wheel. The vehicle was driven to the dealer, who replaced the intermediate shaft in the steering column. Updated 1/29/2007 -

- Ukiah, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 232005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
About 300 miles while driving steering wheel came loose, and caused loss of vehicle control. At 537 miles, while making a right hand turn and then a left turn, as driver attempted to straighten the vehicle steering wheel would not respond. Steering wheel had no control. The weather was dry, a flat road. The speed was about 65 pmh. Vehicle crahed into a wall. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Passenger sustained a broken back, and arm. Driver sustained a broken ankle and bruises.

- West Covina, CA, USA

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