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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 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

Jan 312007


  • miles


I contacted Toyota after hearing about the incidents involving the floor mats with their Toyota Camry vehicles. I purchased a 2006 Toyota Camry (used) in January of 2007. When I explained to the representative at Toyota that my floor mat on the driver's side moves involuntarily under both the brake and gas pedal, he asked me if I had the mat anchored correctly. I explained that there was no anchor in the carpeting or a hole where there may have been one. I further advised there was no hole in the mat for an anchor. The rep sounded surprised at this and took down my information. The rep told me that I should hear back from Toyota and to remove my mats at this time due to the recent safety issues. I never heard back from Toyota and there has been no update on this site as to whether or not there was a recall for missing mat anchors on the carpets.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 202007


  • 5,000 miles
My 2006 Camry ranaway on rt 290 West when it was a few months old following the replacement of an oxysendor and installation of Toyota floor mats. I could not stop the car as it entered the highway and thus I rearended a semi who never even knew that I hit him. Yet, greater than $2000 of damage happened to my auto. I have paid nearly $3000 in penalties for an accident which I had no control over. From thence, I was told to put my car in neutral when I stopped at lights etc. It tried to runaway at least 20 times sporadically.. I took it to Toyota dealers who told me that nothing was wrong with the car. I tried to file a lemon law. It was 3 yrs of driving in ?!@#$% never knowing what could happen next. I have witnesses.

- Worcester, MA, USA

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