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:
233 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 electrical problems

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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

May 042006

(reported on)


  • miles


E-mail from (nh) re defective ignition lockout on their 2006 Toyota Camry.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #2

Mar 232006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 700 miles
After driving the automobile for some time (the engine was fully warmed), the engine quit and the dash board ceased all indications. This occurred in traffic. Fortunately traffic was very light and I was able to pull to the side of the road without incident. The engine restarted when the ignition key was turned. This occurred on three separate occasions. The vehicle currently has less than 1500 miles on the odometer.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202006

(reported on)


  • miles
2006 Camry steering wheel locked and ignition key refused to turn.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

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