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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18 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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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

May 022008


  • 5 miles


Odometer reads 10% high. This is verified with two different gps units simultaneously as well as highway radar signs. Dealer (taylor Toyota) falsely claims odometer/speedometer is accurate. This may lead to driving too slowly, and also falsely indicates a higher mileage than true, devaluing the vehicle.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #1

Jun 232006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles
- the contact noticed a rattle and heard squeaky noise coming from the front dash and center console of the 2006 Toyota Camry on the day of purchase. The vehicle will decelerate while driving and vibrate when first turned on. The dealer replaced the dash after keeping the vehicle for two weeks. However, the contact did not see any work was done on the vehicle. The noise still occurred. The contact took the vehicle 4 - 5 times to the dealer with no resolution since the vehicle was purchased in June 23 2006. The contact stated that the vehicle was only giving 23 miles per gallon, no way near the 40 miles per gallon advertised by the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 30 miles, and the current mileage was 10,200 miles.

- North Last Vegas, NV, USA

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