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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,295 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 steering problems

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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Mar 292006

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles


Car constantly pulls to left. Cannot release tension on steering wheel for fear of going off the road. Toyota refuses to acknowledge this problem. Afraid to take on a long trip for fear of driver fatigue.

- Wainscott, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 012006


  • miles
2006 Toyota Camry's steering wheel pulls to the left. ***** the steering wheel pulls while in curses. The consumer has to hold the steering wheel firmly to maintain control. The vehicle pulls while driving on bumpy roads and more frequently on the highway. Sometimes it also pulls while braking. The vehicle seem to always be parked at an angle, although the consumer pulls straight into parking spaces. The steering wheel seems stiff as if there is not enough power steering when making sharp turns. The consumer has also noticed a noise underneath the vehicle when turning into tight spots.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 242006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7 miles
Steering wheel pulls left and right, more frequent on freeway especially going around curves and have to hold wheel firmly. Pulls sometimes when braking and driving over small bumps. Steering wheel is stiff at times when making sharp turns in tight spaces as if there is no power steering. Car wobbles too much when going over small bumps. 8jb

- Lakewod, 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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