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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,625 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 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 202010


  • 56,000 miles


My 22 year old son was driving our 2006 Toyota Camry was involved in a broadside collision with another vehicle at a signalized intersection. Our Camry suffered severe front end damage and the adjuster for our insurance company deemed the car as a total loss. Our 2006 Toyota Camry was equipped with front and side airbag but neither of them were deployed in the crash. Our son escaped with minor injuries but it could have been disastrous and our son could have been seriously injured in the accident.

- Walnut, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 282009


  • 113,000 miles
SRS (supplemental restraint system) indicator warning light came on & stays on. Brought the vehicle in to my local Toyota dealer who notified me that they "found open circuit in seat squibb not serviceable part" $3154.28 to replace the seat. The passenger side airbags will not deploy in an accident.

- Newtown, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 312009


  • 34,500 miles
When I tried to lower the power window on the passenger side of my 2006 Toyota Camry the window system made a loud popping noise but it would not lower. It seems like the window fell off its track and is now inoperable. Toyota Corp. Said they would not make the repair under the warranty which just ran out two weeks ago. I believe this creates a safety issue which should be investigated. In 2008 Toyota recalled the 2006 Toyota corollas for a similar problem but did not include the Camry model. I would like to request an investigation of this problem.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 222008

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
2006 V6 Toyota Camry xle. Driver lost control of vehicle in icy conditions. Vehicle struck concrete embankment at high rate of speed, approximately 50-70 mph. No other vehicles involved in accident. Significant damage to front, rear and left rear. Car determined to be total loss by insurance company. Neither front nor side airbags deployed. Driver suffered contusion to head with no other injuries.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

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