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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,354 miles

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2006 Toyota Camry windows / windshield problems

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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012008

Camry 4-cyl

  • 42,632 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the mounting clips on the driver's side window failed, which caused the windows to fall down into the door. The current mileage was 42,650 and failure mileage was 42,632. Update 10/01/08 updated 10/02/08.

- Windamire, FL, USA

problem #1

May 042006

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle was parked in front of the house, another vehicle passed by setting off the car alarm. After entering the vehicle to turn off the alarm, the contact shut the driver's side door. Upon shutting the door, the rear windshield imploded on the inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealership where Toyota determined a stone must have hit the vehicle's rear windshield causing the windshield to implode. The dealership also informed the contact the rear windshield did not have a protective coating. The contact contends that if a stone can compromise the integrity of the rear windshield, this is safety defect in the vehicle. Updated 06/23/06- the consumer requested rental reimbursement.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

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