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:
500 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

problem #1

Mar 152006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


I've got very bad experience with car dealer. I have bought Toyota Camry 2006 at the end of February 2006. After receiving a new car, I had heard some kind of noise when I drove the car for the first time. At that point, I knew that this kind of noise was normal because my car was brand new. Unfortunately, that noise had got louder time after time, and did not stop. To fix a noise problem on my car, I checked my car to Toyota. Toyota found the problem and told me that my car needed to replace a whole transmission. At that time, I could not believe the fact that my new car needed to fix, because my car had got just 500 mileage on it and just passed two weeks after purchasing my car. Furthermore, I felt displeasure and was very upset about their employees' attitude. I wanted to trade in my car with a new another Camry. They required me to pay for 7000 dollar more with my old car. I had been waited for more one hour to make deal with one of their employees. At that time, I had felt some kind of discrimination. Even worse, this Thursday, I also have heard same noise again. To check the noise, I dropped off my car again to the Toyota dealership service. Toyota told me that my car had another problem on steering shape at this time. I let him repair it again. Until this very day, even though my car was checked twice at the dealership service, I can hear the same noise again. I've known that the quality of Toyota is very good and trusted the service. For now, I am so doubt about the Toyota and the dealership service. It seems the technicians are not trained to be professional to repair Toyota cars or they did not try to check my car. I am wondering if there are any other ways to change my car. Like I mentioned about my car, I would like to change it to the another new car, if possible. I hope that you can help me to solve my car problem. If you have any question, please let me know. Thank you so much.

- Madison, AL, USA

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