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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 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.

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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

May 202008


  • 35,000 miles


March 24, 2010 530 E. amber place san antonio, tx 78221 national transportation highway safety administration Washington, DC re: Toyota acceleration complaint to whom it may concern: This complaint involves my wife's 2006 Toyota Camry le vehicle. The complaint is about a safety issue. The vehicle's engine will rev up and lurch forward while at a dead stop. This is an ongoing problem with this vehicle. When I drive her vehicle and am at a dead stop on level ground the vehicle will engine will accelerate and inadvertently move forward. At times it even appears as if there is another vehicle right behind that is pushing our automobile. The vehicle's timing and air and fuel carburization setting are correct and have not been changed. This problem is also apparent when driving at low speed I.e. less than thirty miles per hour. This problem has always been present with this vehicle. In addition, my wife was at a dead stop at an intersection with a traffic stop sign. She was waiting to make a right hand turn and enter into a main thoroughfare. While stopped a bicyclist began crossing the street from left to right. He was riding upon his bike and at approximately the time he was in front of my wife's vehicle it lurched forward and knocked him down. This incident traumatized my wife. She immediately turned the vehicle off and went to attend to the fallen bicyclist. He picked up his bike and walked it off the street onto the right side of the street sidewalk. At this time my reentered her vehicle and backed the vehicle far enough so it would not obstruct the stop traffic sign and again exited the vehicle. She asked the to the bicyclist if he was injured, did he need an ambulance, and also that she was going to contact the san antonio police department to make a report of the incident. My wife had her mobile telephone out and was ready to make the necessary calls that accompany a traffic accident. The bicyclist

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 012008


  • 37,000 miles
There seems to be a defect with evap system for 2006 Toyota Camry, just like previous other Toyota models. Currently have a check engine light due to the evap system, Toyota not willing to help since just out of warranty period.

- Euless, TX, USA

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