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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 112007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


Directional signal tone is very low and extremely difficult to hear. Dealer tells me that there is no way to increase the volume. Safety issue is with the fact that it is very easy to leave the signal on if you do not make a wide turn. This distracts other drivers who are expecting you to make a turn. I realize that the signal flashes on the dashboard but it is not always easy to spot when you are driving in heavy traffic. Updated 01/09/08. Updated 12/12/07

- Portsmouth, NH, USA

problem #1

Mar 202006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
: the contact stated the turn signals disengage only when the steering wheel is turned at least 170 degrees. The vehicle has been to the dealership. The dealership and manufacturer determined this is how the vehicle was manufactured. Updated 4/6/2006 -

- Liberty, MO, USA

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