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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
72,538 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace coil spring (1 reports)
  2. replace whole front end suspension (1 reports)
2006 Toyota Camry suspension problems

suspension problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2006 Toyota Camry:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012012

Camry XLE 3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles


We were handed the broken spring that was rusted all along the face. It had clearly been broken for a long time - perhaps from when the car was new. (The suspension was always poor.) Toyota could not supply parts to fix the vehicle. We went without a car for over a week until the dealer located aftermarket parts. Of course there was no courtesy car, and they always had some smarmy retort for any questions or concerns we had. We were treated very badly by the Toyota dealer.

- , Evanston, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012010

Camry ES 3.2L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,075 miles

With only 41,000 miles on the car, the front coil spring, part# 48131-AA331 broke in two and both front springs had to be replaced, requiring a wheel alignment for a total cost of almost $700.

- , Beachwood, OH, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?