Notes: How can we give the 2006 Camry our "Seal of Awesome" when the NHTSA data shows engine problems in the triple digits & multiple deaths/injuries/crashes etc?

The problem with NHTSA data for the 2006 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.

In other words, it's our opinion that the 2 deaths & other injuries/fires/crashes reported to the NHTSA are significant, but (unfortunately) not out of the ordinary for any vehicle, once you factor in the effects of the extended national media coverage of Camry unintended acceleration issues. 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 2006 Camry, our data for the Camry is a far more statistically accurate representation of the Camry's reliability than what the NHTSA data shows.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,750 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.

2006 Toyota Camry accessories - interior problems

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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 092006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,750 miles


I own a 2006 Toyota Camry le. The problem with my vehicle occurs on mornings when the temperature falls just below 50 degrees F. when the needs arises to use the horn the sound it makes is as if the horn is sticking and can not sound T6he proper tone and volume of the horn. Once the horn is used and this occurs the horn works properly until the next morning the temperature falls below 50 degrees F. I have recorded this occurrence on a voice recorder but the dealer does not want to accept it as proof. No repair work has been accomplished as the dealer states they must replicate the issue before they will fix the problem. The service manager stated to me that it is tootsie policy that if warranty work is performed and the part is deemed not defective by Toyota, the dealership must accept responsibility for the cost of the repair and parts. This is a safety issue as the horn is not functioning at proper db levels that it was manufactured for. This could lead to a serious accident if the horn decides not to function properly when needed in an emergency situation.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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