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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,685 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 202006


  • 2,370 miles


Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). I purchase a 2006 Camry in Dec. 2005. Within weeks the oxygen sensor needed replacement. Jan 2006 as I entered 290W in northboro MA the car accelerated from 10mph to 80 +mph without warning. As traffic was bumper to bumper the car slammed into the back of a semi trailer. When the car was repaired of course I was told I had stepped on the gas not the brake. This was not true!!! however, having no other explanation I accepted the cause. However, as many as 2 dozen times the car accelerated when parking into a spot. I had been instructed to shift the car into neutral if this ever happened again, and I did. I drove the car for 3 years, took it to dealers, tried to file a lemon law complaint, but to no avail. I have finally traded in the auto and want to recoup my $4000 of deductibles and surcharges that I paid for no fault of mine. How do I do this. [xxx]

- Worcester, MA, 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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