Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
TSB-0087-1206/13/201210045140Toyota: accelerator pedal sensor assembly information regarding the inspection, removal, and installation, if lubrication or oil, is applied. *pe08/21/2012

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
DP06003TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.09/14/200604/03/2007ENGINE SURGING
 The petitioner owns a my 2006 toyota camry with a 4-cylinder engine that was purchased new in january 2006. the petitioner also previously owned a my 2005 camry. he alleges that both vehicles exhibited vehicle engine surging, which he described as a short duration (1 to 2 second) increase in engine speed occurring while the accelerator pedal is not depressed. in an initial interview, the petitioner estimated that 6 to 8 surge incidents, of varying severity, occurred in the my 2006 vehicle over the course of 10,000 miles and 7 months of ownership. the petitioner reports that the brake system is effective at overcoming the surge. however, he is concerned about reports filed with nhtsa alleging uncontrolledsurging in my 2002 to 2006 camry vehicles bringing those vehicles to a high rate of speed (in some cases, purportedly, with the brakes applied).after review and analysis of the available information, odi has not identified a vehicle-based defect that would have produced the alleged engine surge in the petitioner
DP05002TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.08/05/200501/05/2006VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
 In a letter dated july 8, 2005, and after experiencing two incidents (and one crash) where he alleges his model year (my) 2002 camry accelerated without driver input, mr. jordan ziprin petitioned the national highway traffic safety administration
DP06003TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION09/14/200604/03/2007ENGINE SURGING
 The petitioner owns a my 2006 toyota camry with a 4-cylinder engine that was purchased new in january 2006. the petitioner also previously owned a my 2005 camry. he alleges that both vehicles exhibited vehicle engine surging, which he described as a short duration (1 to 2 second) increase in engine speed occurring while the accelerator pedal is not depressed. in an initial interview, the petitioner estimated that 6 to 8 surge incidents, of varying severity, occurred in the my 2006 vehicle over the course of 10,000 miles and 7 months of ownership. the petitioner reports that the brake system is effective at overcoming the surge. however, he is concerned about reports filed with nhtsa alleging uncontrolledsurging in my 2002 to 2006 camry vehicles bringing those vehicles to a high rate of speed (in some cases, purportedly, with the brakes applied).after review and analysis of the available information, odi has not identified a vehicle-based defect that would have produced the alleged engine surge in the petitioner
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
DP06003TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.09/14/200604/03/2007ENGINE SURGING
 The petitioner owns a my 2006 toyota camry with a 4-cylinder engine that was purchased new in january 2006. the petitioner also previously owned a my 2005 camry. he alleges that both vehicles exhibited vehicle engine surging, which he described as a short duration (1 to 2 second) increase in engine speed occurring while the accelerator pedal is not depressed. in an initial interview, the petitioner estimated that 6 to 8 surge incidents, of varying severity, occurred in the my 2006 vehicle over the course of 10,000 miles and 7 months of ownership. the petitioner reports that the brake system is effective at overcoming the surge. however, he is concerned about reports filed with nhtsa alleging uncontrolledsurging in my 2002 to 2006 camry vehicles bringing those vehicles to a high rate of speed (in some cases, purportedly, with the brakes applied).after review and analysis of the available information, odi has not identified a vehicle-based defect that would have produced the alleged engine surge in the petitioner
DP06003TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION09/14/200604/03/2007ENGINE SURGING
 The petitioner owns a my 2006 toyota camry with a 4-cylinder engine that was purchased new in january 2006. the petitioner also previously owned a my 2005 camry. he alleges that both vehicles exhibited vehicle engine surging, which he described as a short duration (1 to 2 second) increase in engine speed occurring while the accelerator pedal is not depressed. in an initial interview, the petitioner estimated that 6 to 8 surge incidents, of varying severity, occurred in the my 2006 vehicle over the course of 10,000 miles and 7 months of ownership. the petitioner reports that the brake system is effective at overcoming the surge. however, he is concerned about reports filed with nhtsa alleging uncontrolledsurging in my 2002 to 2006 camry vehicles bringing those vehicles to a high rate of speed (in some cases, purportedly, with the brakes applied).after review and analysis of the available information, odi has not identified a vehicle-based defect that would have produced the alleged engine surge in the petitioner

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
02/28/2013150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that the driver was stopped with the brake pedal depressed when the vehicle independently accelerated and crashed into a residential garage door. the driver sustained injuries to the back and a rear passenger sustained additional injuries to the left hand, which was originally sprained. the failure recurred twice. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that an engineer would be sent to further inspect the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 150,000. kmj
02/28/2013150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that the driver was stopped with the brake pedal depressed when the vehicle independently accelerated and crashed into a residential garage door. the driver sustained injuries to the back and a rear passenger sustained additional injuries to the left hand, which was originally sprained. the failure recurred twice. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that an engineer would be sent to further inspect the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 150,000. kmj
02/28/2013150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated the driver was stopped with the brake pedal depressed when the vehicle accelerated and crashed into the garage door of his residence. the driver sustained injuries to her back and the rear passenger sustained additional injuries to his left hand which was originally sprained. the failure occurred two different times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated an engineer would inspect the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 150,000. da
02/01/201380000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the accelerator pedal seized without warning. the contact was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into another vehicle. there were no injuries. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body and the accelerator pedal sensor needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 80,000.
02/01/201380000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the accelerator pedal seized without warning. the contact was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into another vehicle. there were no injuries. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body and the accelerator pedal sensor needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 80,000.
02/01/201380000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the accelerator pedal seized without warning. the contact was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into another vehicle. there were no injuries. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body and the accelerator pedal sensor needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 80,000. kmj
02/01/201380000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the accelerator pedal seized without warning. the driver was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into another vehicle and there were no injuries involved with the crash. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body and the gas pedal sensor needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 80,000. dr
11/22/201240000
 Car stopped to allow garage gate to raise/open at which time the car, which was initially in park, was put in drive with foot on brake - car then went completely out of control at a significant speed crashing into a cement pillar which is what stopped the car - the pillar. the airbags were deployed, the car was totaled as designated by the insurance company.an attempt was made to stop the car with the emergency brake to no avail. injuries of 3 passengers are very significant - 8 broken ribs of one passenger, 2 broken legs and removal of spleen to another passenger and the driver suffered a compound fracture of ankle. recovery and rehabilitation are still pending and one passenger may not recover.
11/22/201240000
 Car stopped to allow garage gate to raise/open at which time the car, which was initially in park, was put in drive with foot on brake - car then went completely out of control at a significant speed crashing into a cement pillar which is what stopped the car - the pillar. the airbags were deployed, the car was totaled as designated by the insurance company.an attempt was made to stop the car with the emergency brake to no avail. injuries of 3 passengers are very significant - 8 broken ribs of one passenger, 2 broken legs and removal of spleen to another passenger and the driver suffered a compound fracture of ankle. recovery and rehabilitation are still pending and one passenger may not recover.
11/22/201240000
 Car stopped to allow garage gate to raise/open at which time the car, which was initially in park, was put in drive with foot on brake - car then went completely out of control at a significant speed crashing into a cement pillar which is what stopped the car - the pillar. the airbags were deployed, the car was totaled as designated by the insurance company.an attempt was made to stop the car with the emergency brake to no avail. injuries of 3 passengers are very significant - 8 broken ribs of one passenger, 2 broken legs and removal of spleen to another passenger and the driver suffered a compound fracture of ankle. recovery and rehabilitation are still pending and one passenger may not recover.
11/22/201240000
 Car stopped to allow garage gate to raise/open at which time the car, which was initially in park, was put in drive with foot on brake - car then went completely out of control at a significant speed crashing into a cement pillar which is what stopped the car - the pillar. the airbags were deployed, the car was totaled as designated by the insurance company.an attempt was made to stop the car with the emergency brake to no avail. injuries of 3 passengers are very significant - 8 broken ribs of one passenger, 2 broken legs and removal of spleen to another passenger and the driver suffered a compound fracture of ankle. recovery and rehabilitation are still pending and one passenger may not recover.
10/14/201240000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated the gear shifter was placed into park and the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated. the vehicle then jumped the curb and crashed into a nearby concrete lamp pole. a police report was not filed. there was no personal injury. the vehicle was driven from the scene. the manufacturer was notified of the unintended acceleration. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection who informed that the throttle pedal functioned as designed. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. mah
10/14/201240000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated the gear shifter was placed into park and the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated. the vehicle then jumped the curb and crashed into a nearby concrete lamp pole. a police report was not filed. there was no personal injury. the vehicle was driven from the scene. the manufacturer was notified of the unintended acceleration. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection who informed that the throttle pedal functioned as designed. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. mah
10/14/201240000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated the gear shifter was placed into park and the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated. the vehicle then jumped the curb and crashed into a nearby concrete lamp pole. a police report was not filed. there was no personal injury. the vehicle was driven from the scene. the manufacturer was notified of the unintended acceleration. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection who informed that the throttle pedal functioned as designed. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. mah
10/14/201240000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated the gear shifter was placed into park and the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated. the vehicle then jumped the curb and crashed into a nearby concrete lamp pole. a police report was not filed. there was no personal injury. the vehicle was driven from the scene. the front driver's side of the vehicle sustained severe damages. the manufacturer was notified of the unintended acceleration. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection who informed that the throttle pedal functioned as designed. the vehicle's exterior body was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. js
12/29/201243360
 Defective throttle body...found out this is common with camry. over 1,000 to replace. outrageous for a car with 43k miles and original owner. thos should be a recall item by toyota.
12/29/201243360
 Defective throttle body...found out this is common with camry. over 1,000 to replace. outrageous for a car with 43k miles and original owner. thos should be a recall item by toyota.
12/29/201243360
 Defective throttle body...found out this is common with camry. over 1,000 to replace. outrageous for a car with 43k miles and original owner. thos should be a recall item by toyota.
10/03/2012
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while attempting to park, the vehicle began to accelerate independently. the vehicle did not respond as the contact applied extreme pressure to the brakes and eventually crashed into another vehicle. the driver of the second vehicle was injured. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis where they were unable to replicate the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the vin and failure mileage was unavailable. kmj
10/03/2012
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while attempting to park, the vehicle began to accelerate independently. the vehicle did not respond as the contact applied extreme pressure to the brakes and eventually crashed into another vehicle. the driver of the second vehicle was injured. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis where they were unable to replicate the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the vin and failure mileage was unavailable. kmj
10/03/2012
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while attempting to park, the vehicle began to accelerate independently. the vehicle did not respond as the contact applied extreme pressure to the brakes and eventually crashed into another vehicle. the driver of the second vehicle was injured. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis where they were unable to replicate the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the vin and failure mileage was unavailable. kmj
10/03/2012
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated while attempting to park his vehicle began to accelerate independently. the vehicle did not respond to extreme pressure to the brake and eventually crashed into another vehicle. the driver of the other vehicle was injured. the vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnosis and stated they were unable to replicate the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the vin, failure and current mileages were all unavailable. dt
06/07/201235000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated the that while attempting to reverse in rainy weather conditions, the gear would not shift into reverse. the contact placed the gear into drive with the brakes depressed to release the gear shifter and the vehicle suddenly accelerated rapidly. the contact had to crash the vehicle into an electrical box to bring the vehicle to a stop. the contact received injuries to the leg. the vehicle was destroyed. the approximate failure and the current mileage was 35,000. kmj
06/07/201235000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated the that while attempting to reverse in rainy weather conditions, the gear would not shift into reverse. the contact placed the gear into drive with the brakes depressed to release the gear shifter and the vehicle suddenly accelerated rapidly. the contact had to crash the vehicle into an electrical box to bring the vehicle to a stop. the contact received injuries to the leg. the vehicle was destroyed. the approximate failure and the current mileage was 35,000. kmj
06/07/201235000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated the that while attempting to reverse in rainy weather conditions, the gear would not shift into reverse. the contact placed the gear into drive with the brakes depressed to release the gear shifter and the vehicle suddenly accelerated rapidly. the contact had to crash the vehicle into an electrical box to bring the vehicle to a stop. the contact received injuries to the leg. the vehicle was destroyed. the approximate failure and the current mileage was 35,000. kmj
06/07/201235000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated the that while attempting to reverse in rain condition. the vehicle gear would not shift into reverse. the contact placed the gear into drive with brake depressed to release the gear shifter and the vehicle suddenly accelerated out of control. the contact had to crash the vehicle into an electrical box to bring the vehicle to a stop. the contact received injury to the leg. the vehicle was destroyed. the approximate failure and the current mileage was 35,000. li
06/07/201235000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated the that while attempting to reverse in rain condition. the vehicle gear would not shift into reverse. the contact placed the gear into drive with brake depressed to release the gear shifter and the vehicle suddenly accelerated out of control. the contact had to crash the vehicle into an electrical box to bring the vehicle to a stop. the contact received injury to the leg. the vehicle was destroyed. the approximate failure and the current mileage was 35,000. li
03/18/201218450
 I was entering my parking spot. i was coming to a halt when suddenly the vehicle bolted forward at full acceleration, jumped the curb, sped across the grass, and crashed into a tree. the airbags did not deploy. i sustained neck and rib injuries. toyota has the vehicle and will shortly send me the results of the edr data analysis.
03/18/201218450
 I was entering my parking spot. i was coming to a halt when suddenly the vehicle bolted forward at full acceleration, jumped the curb, sped across the grass, and crashed into a tree. the airbags did not deploy. i sustained neck and rib injuries. toyota has the vehicle and will shortly send me the results of the edr data analysis.
03/18/201218450
 I was entering my parking spot. i was coming to a halt when suddenly the vehicle bolted forward at full acceleration, jumped the curb, sped across the grass, and crashed into a tree. the airbags did not deploy. i sustained neck and rib injuries. toyota has the vehicle and will shortly send me the results of the edr data analysis.
03/18/201218450
 I was entering my parking spot. i was coming to a halt when suddenly the vehicle bolted forward at full acceleration, jumped the curb, sped across the grass, and crashed into a tree. the airbags did not deploy. i sustained neck and rib injuries. toyota has the vehicle and will shortly send me the results of the edr data analysis.
11/16/2011426001
 I was pulling into a parking spot in front of a friend's townhouse when the car suddenly accelerated. i was able to stop the car by putting both feet on the brake. the car stopped about one foot before crashing into the front wall of the townhouse. although i have not experienced the problem since this incident, i am now somewhat afraid to drive the car now, nor do i feel right about selling the car. *tr
11/16/2011426001
 I was pulling into a parking spot in front of a friend's townhouse when the car suddenly accelerated. i was able to stop the car by putting both feet on the brake. the car stopped about one foot before crashing into the front wall of the townhouse. although i have not experienced the problem since this incident, i am now somewhat afraid to drive the car now, nor do i feel right about selling the car. *tr
11/16/2011426001
 I was pulling into a parking spot in front of a friend's townhouse when the car suddenly accelerated. i was able to stop the car by putting both feet on the brake. the car stopped about one foot before crashing into the front wall of the townhouse. although i have not experienced the problem since this incident, i am now somewhat afraid to drive the car now, nor do i feel right about selling the car. *tr
11/16/2011426001
 I was pulling into a parking spot in front of a friend's townhouse when the car suddenly accelerated. i was able to stop the car by putting both feet on the brake. the car stopped about one foot before crashing into the front wall of the townhouse. although i have not experienced the problem since this incident, i am now somewhat afraid to drive the car now, nor do i feel right about selling the car. *tr
11/16/2011426001
 I was pulling into a parking spot in front of a friend's townhouse when the car suddenly accelerated. i was able to stop the car by putting both feet on the brake. the car stopped about one foot before crashing into the front wall of the townhouse. although i have not experienced the problem since this incident, i am now somewhat afraid to drive the car now, nor do i feel right about selling the car. *tr
11/16/201142600
 I was pulling into a parking spot in front of a friend's townhouse when the car suddenly accelerated. i was able to stop the car by putting both feet on the brake. the car stopped about one foot before crashing into the front wall of the townhouse. although i have not experienced the problem since this incident, i am now somewhat afraid to drive the car now, nor do i feel right about selling the car.
10/17/201149000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was driving into a parking space when the vehicle accelerated and crashed into the door of a store. the contact stated the failure occurred before in a similar situation, but the vehicle was not involved in a crash. the contact was concerned that this was a safety issue. the vehicle was towed to a collision repair shop where it had not been inspected. the failure and current mileage was 50,000. rvk
10/17/201149000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was driving into a parking space when the vehicle accelerated and crashed into the door of a store. the contact stated the failure occurred before in a similar situation, but the vehicle was not involved in a crash. the contact was concerned that this was a safety issue. the vehicle was towed to a collision repair shop where it had not been inspected. the failure and current mileage was 50,000. rvk
10/17/201149000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was pulling into a parking space when the vehicle accelerated and ran into the door of the store in front of them. the contact stated this happened once before in a similar situation, but the vehicle was not involved in a crash. the contact was concerned that this is a safety issue. the vehicle was towed to a collision repair shop. the vehicle had not been inspected. the failure mileage and current mileages was 50,000.rl
10/17/201149000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was pulling into a parking space when the vehicle accelerated and ran into the door of the store in front of them. the contact stated this happened once before in a similar situation, but the vehicle was not involved in a crash. the contact was concerned that this is a safety issue. the vehicle was towed to a collision repair shop. the vehicle had not been inspected. the failure mileage and current mileages was 50,000.rl
06/30/201183700
 The vehicle (parked in 8th or 9th slot) was going reverse at 5 mph(towards ne) in a parking lot of an l-shaped shopping center located on nw corner of intersecting streets at which the driver having pressed on gas pedal lightly causing car unintentionally accelerated, lurching towards ne spinning twice leaving skid marks on pavement uncontrolled, hitting spare tire of jeep suv parked in same row of cars towards ne and bolting backwards to tree on parking island next row ne at which tree was uprooted falling on 3rd car parked on second slot of that row, 1992 camry ,damaging slightly front fender when tree limbs hit it; some tree limbs fell on roof of vehicle with slight damage.
06/30/201183700
 The vehicle (parked in 8th or 9th slot) was going reverse at 5 mph(towards ne) in a parking lot of an l-shaped shopping center located on nw corner of intersecting streets at which the driver having pressed on gas pedal lightly causing car unintentionally accelerated, lurching towards ne spinning twice leaving skid marks on pavement uncontrolled, hitting spare tire of jeep suv parked in same row of cars towards ne and bolting backwards to tree on parking island next row ne at which tree was uprooted falling on 3rd car parked on second slot of that row, 1992 camry ,damaging slightly front fender when tree limbs hit it; some tree limbs fell on roof of vehicle with slight damage.
06/30/201183700
 The vehicle (parked in 8th or 9th slot) was going reverse at 5 mph(towards ne) in a parking lot of an l-shaped shopping center located on nw corner of intersecting streets at which the driver having pressed on gas pedal lightly causing car unintentionally accelerated, lurching towards ne spinning twice leaving skid marks on pavement uncontrolled, hitting spare tire of jeep suv parked in same row of cars towards ne and bolting backwards to tree on parking island next row ne at which tree was uprooted falling on 3rd car parked on second slot of that row, 1992 camry ,damaging slightly front fender when tree limbs hit it; some tree limbs fell on roof of vehicle with slight damage.
06/30/201183700
 The vehicle (parked in 8th or 9th slot) was going reverse at 5 mph(towards ne) in a parking lot of an l-shaped shopping center located on nw corner of intersecting streets at which the driver having pressed on gas pedal lightly causing car unintentionally accelerated, lurching towards ne spinning twice leaving skid marks on pavement uncontrolled, hitting spare tire of jeep suv parked in same row of cars towards ne and bolting backwards to tree on parking island next row ne at which tree was uprooted falling on 3rd car parked on second slot of that row, 1992 camry ,damaging slightly front fender when tree limbs hit it; some tree limbs fell on roof of vehicle with slight damage.
05/10/201177000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated when he stopped at a traffic light with his foot on the brakes the rpms increased excessively; he then thrust the gear into neutral. approximately four seconds later the vehicle returned to normal. the manufacturer informed him to contact another division within toyota who inspects the accelerator failure; however, they were not notified. the failure mileage was 77,000.
05/10/201177000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated as he was stopped at the stop light with his foot on the brake the rpm increased excessively; he then thrust the gear into neutral. about four seconds later the vehicle returned to normal. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him to contact another area within toyota who does inspections on the accelerator failure. he did not contact that area as yet. the failure mileage was 77,000...mw
05/10/201177000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated as he was stopped at the stop light with his foot on the brake the rpm increased excessively; he then thrust the gear into neutral. about four seconds later the vehicle returned to normal. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him to contact another area within toyota who does inspections on the accelerator failure. he did not contact that area as yet. the failure mileage was 77,000...mw
05/10/201177000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated as he was stopped at the stop light with his foot on the brake the rpm increased excessively; he then thrust the gear into neutral. about four seconds later the vehicle returned to normal. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him to contact another area within toyota who does inspections on the accelerator failure. he did not contact that area as yet. the failure mileage was 77,000...mw
05/05/201169000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 2 mph and attempting to park ,the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently. the contact depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle would not slow down until the vehicle was shifted into park yet the vehicle crashed into a wall in the parking lot. the contact was uninjured. the vehicle was then towed to an auto body center where the technicians were unable to diagnose the cause of the sudden acceleration. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 69,000.
05/05/201169000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 2 mph and attempting to park ,the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently. the contact depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle would not slow down until the vehicle was shifted into park yet the vehicle crashed into a wall in the parking lot. the contact was uninjured. the vehicle was then towed to an auto body center where the technicians were unable to diagnose the cause of the sudden acceleration. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 69,000.
05/05/201169000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 2 and attempting to park the vehicle suddenly accelerated on its own. the contact depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle would not slow down until the gear shifter was placed in park. the vehicle crashed into a wall in the parking lot. the vehicle was towed to an auto body/ collision center. the technicians were unable to diagnose the cause of the sudden acceleration. the vehicles was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 69,000. ds
05/05/201169000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 2 and attempting to park the vehicle suddenly accelerated on its own. the contact depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle would not slow down until the gear shifter was placed in park. the vehicle crashed into a wall in the parking lot. the vehicle was towed to an auto body/ collision center. the technicians were unable to diagnose the cause of the sudden acceleration. the vehicles was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 69,000. ds
07/01/201038000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that when backing her vehicle into her driveway at low speeds the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into her garage. she attempted to shift gears into drive, but then accelerated forward again. the vehicle was then stopped by her placing the vehicle into neutral, but the rpm's were racing at levels. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and they informed the contact that the failure was due to the floor mat getting into the way. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer was contacted by mail and advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure and that it was possible it was the floor mats. the failure mileage was approximately 38,000. tb
07/01/201038000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that when backing her vehicle into her driveway at low speeds the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into her garage. she attempted to shift gears into drive, but then accelerated forward again. the vehicle was then stopped by her placing the vehicle into neutral, but the rpm's were racing at levels. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and they informed the contact that the failure was due to the floor mat getting into the way. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer was contacted by mail and advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure and that it was possible it was the floor mats. the failure mileage was approximately 38,000. tb
07/01/201038000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that when backing her vehicle into her driveway at low speeds the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into her garage. she attempted to shift gears into drive, but then accelerated forward again. the vehicle was then stopped by her placing the vehicle into neutral, but the rpm's were racing at levels. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and they informed the contact that the failure was due to the floor mat getting into the way. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer was contacted by mail and advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure and that it was possible it was the floor mats. the failure mileage was approximately 38,000. tb
07/01/201038000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that when backing her vehicle into her driveway at low speeds the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into her garage. she attempted to shift gears into drive, but then accelerated forward again. the vehicle was then stopped by her placing the vehicle into neutral, but the rpm's were racing at levels. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and they informed the contact that the failure was due to the floor mat getting into the way. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer was contacted by mail and advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure and that it was possible it was the floor mats. the failure mileage was approximately 38,000. tb
10/01/2010100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving at any speed, the contact noticed that the vehicle would suddenly stall without warning. the failure began three months ago. the dealer was notified who informed the contact that there were no related recalls. the contact did not inform the manufacturer. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the electronic accelerator. the current mileages were 106,000. the failure mileages were 100,000. bw
10/01/2010100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving at any speed, the contact noticed that the vehicle would suddenly stall without warning. the failure began three months ago. the dealer was notified who informed the contact that there were no related recalls. the contact did not inform the manufacturer. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the electronic accelerator. the current mileages were 106,000. the failure mileages were 100,000. bw
10/01/2010100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving at any speed, the contact noticed that the vehicle would suddenly stall without warning. the failure began three months ago. the dealer was notified who informed the contact that there were no related recalls. the contact did not inform the manufacturer. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the electronic accelerator. the current mileages were 106,000. the failure mileages were 100,000. bw
10/01/2010100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving at any speed, the contact noticed that the vehicle would suddenly stall without warning. the failure began three months ago. the dealer was notified who informed the contact that there were no related recalls. the contact did not inform the manufacturer. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the electronic accelerator. the current mileages were 106,000. the failure mileages were 100,000. bw
01/08/201159900
 On jan 8, 2011 i made a 2-hour round trip on a federal highway. i used cruise control on my 2005 toyota camry at speeds between 65 & 70 miles per hour, depending on posted speeds. i thought i was safe using cruise control because 2005 models are not among vehicles recalled in recent years. as i approached my exit ramp at the end of my trip i stepped on the brakes, but the brakes did not work. not only did the brakes not work, but my car lurched forward & accelerated toward the car in front of mine, as if i had hit the resume feature after having hit the cancel feature. but i had not touched those buttons. in fact, i do not use those buttons. i use the brakes or the on/off button to turn off set speeds because using those features allows me to keep my eyes on the road. i prefer to use the set feature to engage cruise control each time rather than the resume choice because the set feature provides smoother rides than the resume feature. i barely missed striking the car in front of mine as i downshifted to slow the 2005 camry. i called the toyota dealership from which i bought the car & spoke to a manager of the service department. he told me my experience could not have happened. i took my car to the dealership & explained the problem to a different person. the manager of the service department appeared and insisted i agree to pay $100 for toyota to look at the car because the car was out of warranty. the same representative then suggested i was trying to get free service from toyota. i refused to pay for an inspection, asked to speak to his supervisor & only then did the rep relent to inspect the car without payment. the local reps reported they could not duplicate the problem & concluded the systems were operating as designed. the dealer kept the car 2 more days so an inspector traveling from dc could examine the car. the expert reached the same conclusions as local folks. i do not know if toyota has reported this incident.
10/01/2010100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving at any speed, the contact noticed that the vehicle would suddenly stall without warning. the failure began three months ago. the dealer was notified who informed the contact that there were no related recalls. the contact did not inform the manufacturer. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the electronic accelerator. the current mileages were 106,000. the failure mileages were 100,000. bw
01/08/201159900
 On jan 8, 2011 i made a 2-hour round trip on a federal highway. i used cruise control on my 2005 toyota camry at speeds between 65 & 70 miles per hour, depending on posted speeds. i thought i was safe using cruise control because 2005 models are not among vehicles recalled in recent years. as i approached my exit ramp at the end of my trip i stepped on the brakes, but the brakes did not work. not only did the brakes not work, but my car lurched forward & accelerated toward the car in front of mine, as if i had hit the resume feature after having hit the cancel feature. but i had not touched those buttons. in fact, i do not use those buttons. i use the brakes or the on/off button to turn off set speeds because using those features allows me to keep my eyes on the road. i prefer to use the set feature to engage cruise control each time rather than the resume choice because the set feature provides smoother rides than the resume feature. i barely missed striking the car in front of mine as i downshifted to slow the 2005 camry. i called the toyota dealership from which i bought the car & spoke to a manager of the service department. he told me my experience could not have happened. i took my car to the dealership & explained the problem to a different person. the manager of the service department appeared and insisted i agree to pay $100 for toyota to look at the car because the car was out of warranty. the same representative then suggested i was trying to get free service from toyota. i refused to pay for an inspection, asked to speak to his supervisor & only then did the rep relent to inspect the car without payment. the local reps reported they could not duplicate the problem & concluded the systems were operating as designed. the dealer kept the car 2 more days so an inspector traveling from dc could examine the car. the expert reached the same conclusions as local folks. i do not know if toyota has reported this incident.
01/08/201159900
 On jan 8, 2011 i made a 2-hour round trip on a federal highway. i used cruise control on my 2005 toyota camry at speeds between 65 & 70 miles per hour, depending on posted speeds. i thought i was safe using cruise control because 2005 models are not among vehicles recalled in recent years. as i approached my exit ramp at the end of my trip i stepped on the brakes, but the brakes did not work. not only did the brakes not work, but my car lurched forward & accelerated toward the car in front of mine, as if i had hit the resume feature after having hit the cancel feature. but i had not touched those buttons. in fact, i do not use those buttons. i use the brakes or the on/off button to turn off set speeds because using those features allows me to keep my eyes on the road. i prefer to use the set feature to engage cruise control each time rather than the resume choice because the set feature provides smoother rides than the resume feature. i barely missed striking the car in front of mine as i downshifted to slow the 2005 camry. i called the toyota dealership from which i bought the car & spoke to a manager of the service department. he told me my experience could not have happened. i took my car to the dealership & explained the problem to a different person. the manager of the service department appeared and insisted i agree to pay $100 for toyota to look at the car because the car was out of warranty. the same representative then suggested i was trying to get free service from toyota. i refused to pay for an inspection, asked to speak to his supervisor & only then did the rep relent to inspect the car without payment. the local reps reported they could not duplicate the problem & concluded the systems were operating as designed. the dealer kept the car 2 more days so an inspector traveling from dc could examine the car. the expert reached the same conclusions as local folks. i do not know if toyota has reported this incident.
01/08/201159900
 On jan 8, 2011 i made a 2-hour round trip on a federal highway. i used cruise control on my 2005 toyota camry at speeds between 65 & 70 miles per hour, depending on posted speeds. i thought i was safe using cruise control because 2005 models are not among vehicles recalled in recent years. as i approached my exit ramp at the end of my trip i stepped on the brakes, but the brakes did not work. not only did the brakes not work, but my car lurched forward & accelerated toward the car in front of mine, as if i had hit the resume feature after having hit the cancel feature. but i had not touched those buttons. in fact, i do not use those buttons. i use the brakes or the on/off button to turn off set speeds because using those features allows me to keep my eyes on the road. i prefer to use the set feature to engage cruise control each time rather than the resume choice because the set feature provides smoother rides than the resume feature. i barely missed striking the car in front of mine as i downshifted to slow the 2005 camry. i called the toyota dealership from which i bought the car & spoke to a manager of the service department. he told me my experience could not have happened. i took my car to the dealership & explained the problem to a different person. the manager of the service department appeared and insisted i agree to pay $100 for toyota to look at the car because the car was out of warranty. the same representative then suggested i was trying to get free service from toyota. i refused to pay for an inspection, asked to speak to his supervisor & only then did the rep relent to inspect the car without payment. the local reps reported they could not duplicate the problem & concluded the systems were operating as designed. the dealer kept the car 2 more days so an inspector traveling from dc could examine the car. the expert reached the same conclusions as local folks. i do not know if toyota has reported this incident.
10/26/20101
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states sudden unintended acceleration *tgw the consumer stated as she backed out of a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated in reverse and crashed into two unoccupied parked vehicles. the consumer stated she applied the brake and shifted into drive. the accelerator remained stuck and the vehicle then shot forward and went over a berm at the edge of the parking lot. she careened 25 feet down a steep embankment and struck a tree. the tree stopped her vehicle from rolling over for 50 more feet to the bottom of a ravine. *jb
10/26/20101
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states sudden unintended acceleration *tgw the consumer stated as she backed out of a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated in reverse and crashed into two unoccupied parked vehicles. the consumer stated she applied the brake and shifted into drive. the accelerator remained stuck and the vehicle then shot forward and went over a berm at the edge of the parking lot. she careened 25 feet down a steep embankment and struck a tree. the tree stopped her vehicle from rolling over for 50 more feet to the bottom of a ravine. *jb
10/26/20101
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states sudden unintended acceleration *tgw the consumer stated as she backed out of a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated in reverse and crashed into two unoccupied parked vehicles. the consumer stated she applied the brake and shifted into drive. the accelerator remained stuck and the vehicle then shot forward and went over a berm at the edge of the parking lot. she careened 25 feet down a steep embankment and struck a tree. the tree stopped her vehicle from rolling over for 50 more feet to the bottom of a ravine. *jb
10/26/20101
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states sudden unintended acceleration *tgw the consumer stated as she backed out of a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated in reverse and crashed into two unoccupied parked vehicles. the consumer stated she applied the brake and shifted into drive. the accelerator remained stuck and the vehicle then shot forward and went over a berm at the edge of the parking lot. she careened 25 feet down a steep embankment and struck a tree. the tree stopped her vehicle from rolling over for 50 more feet to the bottom of a ravine. *jb
12/16/2010
 Tl-the driver owns a 2005 toyota camry. while stopped the vehicle surged forward until crashing. the police appeared on the scene and a report was filed. the driver was taken to the hospital via ambulance to treat injuries. the vehicle was towed to an insurance lot and the contact was unsure if the vehicle was destroyed or not. the vehicle was not examined for the cause of failure and was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were unknown. sm.
12/16/2010
 Tl-the driver owns a 2005 toyota camry. while stopped the vehicle surged forward until crashing. the police appeared on the scene and a report was filed. the driver was taken to the hospital via ambulance to treat injuries. the vehicle was towed to an insurance lot and the contact was unsure if the vehicle was destroyed or not. the vehicle was not examined for the cause of failure and was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were unknown. sm.
12/16/2010
 Tl-the driver owns a 2005 toyota camry. while stopped the vehicle surged forward until crashing. the police appeared on the scene and a report was filed. the driver was taken to the hospital via ambulance to treat injuries. the vehicle was towed to an insurance lot and the contact was unsure if the vehicle was destroyed or not. the vehicle was not examined for the cause of failure and was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were unknown. sm.
10/21/201048857
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while the contact drove the vehicle into the garage. the vehicle suddenly accelerate and crashed through the center of the garage wall. the vehicle stopped when it crashed into a stock of woods. the driver air bag didn't deploy. the contact wasn't injured. the vehicle was towed to the body shop (the contact mother owns the vehicle) the manufacturer took a report 1011010252 advised an engineer will contact her back. the failure and the current mileage was 48,857. li
10/21/201048857
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while the contact drove the vehicle into the garage. the vehicle suddenly accelerate and crashed through the center of the garage wall. the vehicle stopped when it crashed into a stock of woods. the driver air bag didn't deploy. the contact wasn't injured. the vehicle was towed to the body shop (the contact mother owns the vehicle) the manufacturer took a report 1011010252 advised an engineer will contact her back. the failure and the current mileage was 48,857. li
10/21/201048857
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while the contact drove the vehicle into the garage. the vehicle suddenly accelerate and crashed through the center of the garage wall. the vehicle stopped when it crashed into a stock of woods. the driver air bag didn't deploy. the contact wasn't injured. the vehicle was towed to the body shop (the contact mother owns the vehicle) the manufacturer took a report 1011010252 advised an engineer will contact her back. the failure and the current mileage was 48,857. li
10/21/201048857
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while the contact drove the vehicle into the garage. the vehicle suddenly accelerate and crashed through the center of the garage wall. the vehicle stopped when it crashed into a stock of woods. the driver air bag didn't deploy. the contact wasn't injured. the vehicle was towed to the body shop (the contact mother owns the vehicle) the manufacturer took a report 1011010252 advised an engineer will contact her back. the failure and the current mileage was 48,857. li
10/21/201048857
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while the contact drove the vehicle into the garage. the vehicle suddenly accelerate and crashed through the center of the garage wall. the vehicle stopped when it crashed into a stock of woods. the driver air bag didn't deploy. the contact wasn't injured. the vehicle was towed to the body shop (the contact mother owns the vehicle) the manufacturer took a report 1011010252 advised an engineer will contact her back. the failure and the current mileage was 48,857. li
10/21/201048857
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while the contact drove the vehicle into the garage. the vehicle suddenly accelerate and crashed through the center of the garage wall. the vehicle stopped when it crashed into a stock of woods. the driver air bag didn't deploy. the contact wasn't injured. the vehicle was towed to the body shop (the contact mother owns the vehicle) the manufacturer took a report 1011010252 advised an engineer will contact her back. the failure and the current mileage was 48,857. li
10/13/201035000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 40 mph, the contact engaged the accelerator pedal and there was no power response. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and they reset a code within the computerized system under advisement of the dealer. the failure reoccured on a separate occasion and the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the throttle body assembly would be replaced when the part became available. the repair would be at the owner's expense. there was a technical service bulletin number 0187-09, issued that pertained to the defect. the failure mileage was approximately 35,000. the vin was unavailable. js
10/13/201035000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 40 mph, the contact engaged the accelerator pedal and there was no power response. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and they reset a code within the computerized system under advisement of the dealer. the failure reoccured on a separate occasion and the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the throttle body assembly would be replaced when the part became available. the repair would be at the owner's expense. there was a technical service bulletin number 0187-09, issued that pertained to the defect. the failure mileage was approximately 35,000. the vin was unavailable. js
10/13/201035000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 40 mph, the contact engaged the accelerator pedal and there was no power response. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and they reset a code within the computerized system under advisement of the dealer. the failure reoccured on a separate occasion and the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the throttle body assembly would be replaced when the part became available. the repair would be at the owner's expense. there was a technical service bulletin number 0187-09, issued that pertained to the defect. the failure mileage was approximately 35,000. the vin was unavailable. js
10/13/201035000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 40 mph, the contact engaged the accelerator pedal and there was no power response. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and they reset a code within the computerized system under advisement of the dealer. the failure reoccured on a separate occasion and the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the throttle body assembly would be replaced when the part became available. the repair would be at the owner's expense. there was a technical service bulletin number 0187-09, issued that pertained to the defect. the failure mileage was approximately 35,000. the vin was unavailable. js
09/10/201084000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while attempting to shift into the reverse the contact applied the brakes and noticed that the vehicle had suddenly surged forward without warning. the vehicle has not been diagnosed. the contact also noticed while traveling 15mph and turning in any direction the steering wheel will continue to turn in that same direction on its own. the vehicle has not been diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. the failure mileage was 84000 and the current mileage is 96000. bml
09/10/201084000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while attempting to shift into the reverse the contact applied the brakes and noticed that the vehicle had suddenly surged forward without warning. the vehicle has not been diagnosed. the contact also noticed while traveling 15mph and turning in any direction the steering wheel will continue to turn in that same direction on its own. the vehicle has not been diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. the failure mileage was 84000 and the current mileage is 96000. bml
09/10/201084000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while attempting to shift into the reverse the contact applied the brakes and noticed that the vehicle had suddenly surged forward without warning. the vehicle has not been diagnosed. the contact also noticed while traveling 15mph and turning in any direction the steering wheel will continue to turn in that same direction on its own. the vehicle has not been diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. the failure mileage was 84000 and the current mileage is 96000. bml
08/27/201067000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated while pulling into a park space the vehicle suddenly accelerated causing the vehicle to crash into a concrete barrier and a pool. the pool feel onto another vehicle next to the parking lot. no one was injured during the crash and the police showed up to the scene. the contact stated the crash could have caused a major damage to other if the vehicle did not crash into the pool. the failure mileage was 67,000. jo
08/27/201067000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated while pulling into a park space the vehicle suddenly accelerated causing the vehicle to crash into a concrete barrier and a pool. the pool feel onto another vehicle next to the parking lot. no one was injured during the crash and the police showed up to the scene. the contact stated the crash could have caused a major damage to other if the vehicle did not crash into the pool. the failure mileage was 67,000. jo
08/27/201067000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated while pulling into a park space the vehicle suddenly accelerated causing the vehicle to crash into a concrete barrier and a pool. the pool feel onto another vehicle next to the parking lot. no one was injured during the crash and the police showed up to the scene. the contact stated the crash could have caused a major damage to other if the vehicle did not crash into the pool. the failure mileage was 67,000. jo
08/27/201067000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated while pulling into a park space the vehicle suddenly accelerated causing the vehicle to crash into a concrete barrier and a pool. the pool feel onto another vehicle next to the parking lot. no one was injured during the crash and the police showed up to the scene. the contact stated the crash could have caused a major damage to other if the vehicle did not crash into the pool. the failure mileage was 67,000. jo
07/29/201027000
 Driving down hill--poping noise and then car went to full throttle on its own ( first occurance ) car spun in circles 5 to 7 times befor crashing into a tree---car was deemed a total wreck
08/24/2010101000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated while the vehicle was idle the vehicle shut off without warning. another time the contact was driving at 60 mph and the vehicle sudden shut off without warning. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and after a diagnostic test the dealer found a faulty accelerator assembly which was causing the vehicle to shut off. the dealer replaced the accelerator assembly the contact has not experienced a issue with the vehicle shutting off. the failure mileage 101,000. jo
07/29/201027000
 Driving down hill--poping noise and then car went to full throttle on its own ( first occurance ) car spun in circles 5 to 7 times befor crashing into a tree---car was deemed a total wreck
08/24/2010101000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated while the vehicle was idle the vehicle shut off without warning. another time the contact was driving at 60 mph and the vehicle sudden shut off without warning. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and after a diagnostic test the dealer found a faulty accelerator assembly which was causing the vehicle to shut off. the dealer replaced the accelerator assembly the contact has not experienced a issue with the vehicle shutting off. the failure mileage 101,000. jo
08/24/2010101000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated while the vehicle was idle the vehicle shut off without warning. another time the contact was driving at 60 mph and the vehicle sudden shut off without warning. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and after a diagnostic test the dealer found a faulty accelerator assembly which was causing the vehicle to shut off. the dealer replaced the accelerator assembly the contact has not experienced a issue with the vehicle shutting off. the failure mileage 101,000. jo
08/24/2010101000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated while the vehicle was idle the vehicle shut off without warning. another time the contact was driving at 60 mph and the vehicle sudden shut off without warning. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and after a diagnostic test the dealer found a faulty accelerator assembly which was causing the vehicle to shut off. the dealer replaced the accelerator assembly the contact has not experienced a issue with the vehicle shutting off. the failure mileage 101,000. jo
07/20/2010
 I owned a toyota camry for 2 years and had 2 incidents when the accelerator stuck causing me to loose control of the car. after 1st incident i returned vehicle to dealer and was told nothing wrong with vehicle. then the toyota recalls began and i contacted toyota and was told my vehicle was not part of the recall even though i was having the same problems. i requested my vehicle be checked and was told i would have to pay for all costs. after the 2nd incident i again returned the vehicle where i was told there was no mechanical or electronic problems it was an issue with pedal placement and floor mats. i sold the car back to the dealer at a considerable finacial loss. i am very conceerned this vehicle and others like it are back on the road.
07/20/2010
 I owned a toyota camry for 2 years and had 2 incidents when the accelerator stuck causing me to loose control of the car. after 1st incident i returned vehicle to dealer and was told nothing wrong with vehicle. then the toyota recalls began and i contacted toyota and was told my vehicle was not part of the recall even though i was having the same problems. i requested my vehicle be checked and was told i would have to pay for all costs. after the 2nd incident i again returned the vehicle where i was told there was no mechanical or electronic problems it was an issue with pedal placement and floor mats. i sold the car back to the dealer at a considerable finacial loss. i am very conceerned this vehicle and others like it are back on the road.
07/20/2010
 I owned a toyota camry for 2 years and had 2 incidents when the accelerator stuck causing me to loose control of the car. after 1st incident i returned vehicle to dealer and was told nothing wrong with vehicle. then the toyota recalls began and i contacted toyota and was told my vehicle was not part of the recall even though i was having the same problems. i requested my vehicle be checked and was told i would have to pay for all costs. after the 2nd incident i again returned the vehicle where i was told there was no mechanical or electronic problems it was an issue with pedal placement and floor mats. i sold the car back to the dealer at a considerable finacial loss. i am very conceerned this vehicle and others like it are back on the road.
07/20/2010
 I owned a toyota camry for 2 years and had 2 incidents when the accelerator stuck causing me to loose control of the car. after 1st incident i returned vehicle to dealer and was told nothing wrong with vehicle. then the toyota recalls began and i contacted toyota and was told my vehicle was not part of the recall even though i was having the same problems. i requested my vehicle be checked and was told i would have to pay for all costs. after the 2nd incident i again returned the vehicle where i was told there was no mechanical or electronic problems it was an issue with pedal placement and floor mats. i sold the car back to the dealer at a considerable finacial loss. i am very conceerned this vehicle and others like it are back on the road.
06/22/201084702
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving at approximately 15mph in a residential area the vehicle suddenly accelerated. he applied the brake the vehicle continued to accelerate faster with his foot on the brake, he panic, the vehicle went over a curve and stopped when it crashed into a private home living room. the contact stated he felt the acceleration a while back, but he thought it was drivers error. he received injuries to the back, neck, and knees. the california highway patrol report 9840. the insurance company was investigating the failure. the vehicle will be destroyed. the failure and the current mileage was 84, 702. li
06/13/201060000
 Our 2005 toyota camry suddenly accelerated. the driver applied slight pressure to gently accelerate at intersection in response to the traffic light turning green. the car responded as if the gas pedal was depressed to the floor and raced forward, responding to the brakes when applied. fortunately no damage occurred.
06/10/2010203/01/2005
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states unintended acceleration *tgw the consumer stated the dealership continued to tell her nothing was wrong with the vehicle. *jb
01/01/19011
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states vehicle lurches forward *tgw the consumer stated when accelerating from a stop, or a near stop, the vehicle would hesitate, then lurch forward. the service department was aware of the problem. the technician had a bulletin from toyota explaining that he needed to updated 06/18/10.*jb
01/01/19013
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states unintended acceleration causing a crash *tgw the consumer stated he experienced sudden acceleration on several occasions. separate occasions. the first incident happened when he approached an intersection within an enclosed parking lot building. when he applied the brake, the vehicle suddenly accelerated forward at an incredible speed and crashed into three parked cars. the other two incidents occurred on christmas day 2009. the consumer was at a street intersection near his home where he narrowly missed a car. the second time, his vehicle drastically accelerated which caused him to crash into his garage. the dealer advised the consumer to remove all of the floor mats. *jb
05/17/201030000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while pulling into a parking space with the brakes applied, the vehicle abnormally accelerated and crashed into a pole. the air bags did not deploy upon impact and the driver suffered unknown injuries. the police were called and a police report was filed accordingly. the vehicle was towed to a local repair shop for insurance purposes. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileages were approximately 30,000.
05/07/201038639
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that the vehicle abnormally accelerated while shifting from park to drive. the contact attempted to apply the brakes to no avail. the vehicle proceeded to crash into a dumpster. the dealer and manufacturer stated that the failure could be diagnosed within seventy days. the contact was not pleased with the response time due to the safety risk. the failure mileage was 38,639 and the current was 38,647.
05/06/201036256
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph with her foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerated and crashed into various things in the garage. the vehicle came to a stop upon impact and the engine was shut off. the dealer stated that there were no recalls related to her vin and they could not offer any assistance. the vehicle was towed to a local repair facility. the contact is concerned about the safety risk and refused to drive it. the failure and current mileages were approximately 36,256.
10/23/200960000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while traveling at speeds of 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning for approximately 5 miles before decreasing in speed without driver interference. the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the failure could not be duplicated. the manufacturer sent a representative to further inspect the vehicle but has yet to inform the contact of the findings of the investigation. the failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.
04/27/201030000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that after driving in reverse, she shifted the vehicle into drive, it accelerated, crashed into a vehicle and was destroyed. the police arrived and a police report was filed. one of the passengers were injured. the vehicle was towed for further investigation by the contacts insurance company. the failure and current mileages were 30,000.
04/25/201030000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while driving an approximate speeds of 5 mph and exiting a driveway, the vehicle abnormally accelerated at a rapid speed. the vehicle proceeded to drive over a concrete curb and into a neighbors driveway, crashing into a parked vehicle. the passenger of the vehicle was transported to the hospital and sustained injuries to the head, a cracked spine and several bruises. the vehicle was towed by her insurance company to a local repair shop where the contact was awaiting an assessment of the damages. the failure and current mileages were 30,000. updated 06/21/10 *bf
04/19/201025138
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that the vehicle suddenly began to rev in the park position when she started it up. the vehicle was turned off and restarted but the problem persisted. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealership but the dealer stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. the problem had not occurred again at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were 25,138.
04/15/201029000
 Havng returned home in the early evening, my mother was backing her 2005 toyota camry into her driveway (this was a normal routine as this is how she parks her car). her driveway is flat and straight and she lives alone so no other cars were in the driveway. shortly after her car began moving in reverse, her car suddenly, unexpectedly accelerated and swerved out of control. the car traveled in reverse thru the grass and the landscaped area of her front lawn, crashing into the front porch of her house, spinning to a stop strattling the stairs of her front porch in a perpendicular position. the car was healily damaged in the rear, passenger side and drivers side of the vehicle. the railings on her front porch were also destroyed. heretofore, she had not reported any acceleration problems with her vehicle which she owned for 4.5 years.
01/01/19011
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states discontent with toyota dealership. *tgw the consumer stated he was in a parking lot, when suddenly the vehicle accelerated on its own at a high speed. he pressed hard on the brakes and finally the vehicle slowed down. *jb
04/07/201069000
 Driver was turning my 2005 toyota camry into a parking space in a private lot at 5mph and applying brake lightly. the vehicle suddenly accelerated, struck and went over the stop-curb, and 15 ft across a lawn, striking the corner of a house and heavy shrubbery, before stopping. police responded but made no determination of cause. the car was towed from the site with extensive front-end damage. air bags did not deploy. there was moderate damage to the house.
03/26/201046000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was driving approximately 5 mph when the brake pedal was engaged, and the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a garage. the contact suffered a minor injury from a bump to the head. the front end of the vehicle was damaged. a police report was filed. the failure and current mileages were 46,000.
04/06/201058000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 2 mph and depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and drove onto the curb. the vehicle also crashed into a building. the police arrived at the scene but no report was taken because the officer stated that the building was private property. there were no injuries. the vehicle was towed to a local repair shop. the contact called the manufacturer regarding the failure but was told that his vehicle was not included in any recalls. the vin was unavailable when the complaint was filed. the current and failure mileages were approximately 58,000. updated 05/18/10.*lj
04/05/201022422105/27/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph on an off ramp, the vehicle would not slow down when she depressed the brake pedal. the contact had to pump the brake pedal and shift into neutral in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. the dealer also informed the contact that the vehicle had no open recalls. the contact stated that the failure occurred again while pulling into the driveway. the failure mileage was 22,422. the current mileage was approximately 23,000. updated 05/25/10*bf updated 05/27/10
12/07/200625847
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle crashed into a wall because the vehicle did not slow down when the brakes were engaged. there were no injuries and no police report was filed. the vehicle was taken to a local body shop where the damage was repaired. the failure mileage was 25,847. the current mileage was approximately 57,000.
04/03/2010
 Toyoya camry 2005 le v4. i was in the kfc parking lot and ready to park the car. the car suddenly accelerated on it's own. i pushed my foot hard on the brake but the car was still going, crushing a row of brushes that were made as a low fence. it then stopped about ten yards away from the parking spot where i intended to park. it was in the middle of the street. it was lucky that there was no cars passing at that time. i was scared to death. i've owned this car for 5.5 years with 39000 miles. this is the first time the incident happened to me.
07/12/200214000
 Tl*the contact owns 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that while driving at an approximate speed of 5 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated without warning. she attempted to depress the brake pedal but the vehicle would not stop. the vehicle then proceeded to crash into a truck. the vehicle was destroyed. the contact was injured. a police report was filed. the approximate failure mileage was 14,000 and the current mileage was 14,000.
09/17/200932000103/17/2008
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving at speeds of 6 mph and attempting to make a turn, the vehicle abnormally accelerated without warning. the vehicle accelerated up to speeds of 40 mph, made a loud and unusual noise in the engine. he was able to stop the vehicle by utilizing the emergency brake. the dealer made repairs to the electronic assembly and the throttle. the manufacturer was not called. the updated 05/27/10
01/12/2010403721
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was driving an unknown speed when the brake pedal was engaged, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. she depressed the brake pedal with extreme force; however, the vehicle continued to accelerate. she did not remove her foot from the brake until it decreased in speed and came to a stop. the manufacturer advised her to take the vehicle into a local dealer. the dealer stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. no repairs or modifications were made to the vehicle and there were no recalls. the failure and current mileages were under 40,372. updated 5/10/10 *cn updated 5/12/10 *cn updated 05/14/10.
01/01/19013
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states repeated unexplained throttle acceleration. *tgw the consumer stated on several occasions, the vehicle accelerated at full throttle. once the consumers wife was backing up and the vehicle almost crashed into a storefront. on another occasion, the vehicle accelerated at full throttle, but luckily, the consumer had his foot on the brake and was able to shut the vehicle off. *jb
01/25/201022574110/01/2004
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving at speeds of 10 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal in an attempt to make a right turn. the vehicle suddenly accelerated. she attempted to stop the vehicle by depressing the brake pedal with both feet but the vehicle would not respond. the consumer then hit a cement block and flew into the air and came landed down hard on the sidewalk. . the contact was uninjured. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 22,574 and the current mileage was 22,580. updated 5/6/10 *cn the consumers handwriting was illegible. updated 06/11/10. *jb
03/03/200360000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while pulling into a parking space at speeds of 5 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated and crashed into a parked vehicle. the contact attempted to abruptly depress the brakes to no avail. the vehicle was taken to an auto body repair shop for repairs. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure and current mileages were 60,000.
04/05/20052000
 Tl*- the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 5 mph into the driveway, the vehicle accelerated and crashed into pellets of stone. there was no personal injury. the front passenger fender sustained damages. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and repaired for the body damage. the technician stated the failure was contributed to driver error associated to an accidental engagement of the accelerator pedal. additionally, the vehicle alarm system activated without assistance spontaneously causing the power doors not to lock. the authorized dealer was unable to repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was notified of the failures, and the contact was waiting a response. the failure mileage was 2,000. the current mileage was 20,000. the vin was unknown.
06/23/2006111/13/2004
 Ltr fm (ma) re toyota braking and sudden unintended acceleration, owner of a 2005 toyota camry le. *tgw as the consumer started to park, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. she tried to brake, but the vehicle lurched forward and crashed into a building. no one was injured, but there was extensive damage to the front of the store as well as the vehicle. *jb
10/09/200940000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving 5 mph the contact was attempting to park and the vehicle suddenly accelerated while the contact was still depressing the brake pedal. the sudden acceleration caused the vehicle to crash into a nearby traffic sign, the driver and passenger received minor injuries. a police report was filed for the incident. the vehicle was towed to the dealership where the contact was informed that no failure could be found.the failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 49,000.
12/21/20082
 2005 toyota camry - i [xxx] have been experiencing the same acceleration problems as the 2007-2010. twice i have been in two accidents due to acceleration problem and had to go through my insurance company fix, this has been happening since 2007, my daughter has almost been in what could have been two major collisions. i feel like i am driving a death trap. i have written toyota regarding this matter with no response from them. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
06/04/20091
 Sudden acceleration of vehicle. *tr
03/12/201049000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving at speeds of 5 mph and pulling into his driveway, the contact slowly depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle abnormally accelerated. the vehicle proceeded to crash into the rear end of a parked vehicle in his garage. this was the first and only unintended acceleration incident with the vehicle. the failure mileage was 49,000 and the current was 49,000.
02/16/201018000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving at speeds of 5 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning, causing the contact to crash into the vehicle ahead of him. no one was injured during the crash and a police report was filed. the vehicle was not diagnosed by the dealership and the contact noticed prior to the crash that the steering wheel and steering column would occasionally vibrate. the current and failure mileages were 18,000.
11/19/20053000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while the contact was attempting to pull out of a parking space traveling at 5 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. the contact crashed into two vehicles. no one was injured during the crash. a police report was filed for the incident. the dealership has not been contacted. the current and failure mileages were 3000.
09/01/2009179199
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving 10 mph, he experienced several incidents of abnormal acceleration. in each incident, he was unable to initially bring the vehicle to a stop until placing the vehicle in neutral and coasting to a stop. the dealer advised there were no recalls on his specific vehicle. no repairs were made to the vehicle. the failure mileage was 179,199 and the current was 182,000.
12/30/2009550001
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was driving approximately 25mph and the vehicle surged forward. the contact depressed the brake while slowing down to complete a turn . the dealer was informed and they inspected the vehicle. the dealer did repair the vehicle but never informed the contact of what the failure was. the vehicle has not experienced any other failures since then. the approximate failure mileage was 55000 and the current mileage was 60000. the consumer also stated the vehicle had a steering problem and it would cost $500.00 to repair. updated 03/22/10. *jb
02/26/2010540003
 Had a 3rd unintended acceleration in my 2005 camry. i was able to stop car by shifting into neutral along with brake application. *tr
03/01/2010210001
 On mar. 1 2010 my wife was driving in city traffic at 30 mph when she rear- ended the car ahead. her head hit the steering wheel and was rendered unconscious. the air bags never deployed despite major front end damage. her memory of what happened was lost but she felt the car had jumped or surged just before. she was driving a 2005 toyota camry which has not yet been recalled.the car was totaled and toyota doesn't feel the car might have a problem. when witnesses went to help, my wife had both feet on the brake pedal, the toyota was still running at a fast idle and she was just beginning to regain her wits but could remember only that the car had jumped ahead. as toyota has not included the 2005 camry in it's recall i feel that maybe it should. my wife was not on the cell phone nor was she drinking or on medication. she is a safe driver and i believe the car raced ahead on its own. *tr
11/11/20091165201
 Sudden acceleration 2005 toyota camry. *tr
08/18/20091
 2005 toyota camry- complained a year ago that the accelerator pedal was sticking- i have invoice and they said it was the fuel injector but now i am suspicious- in addition the thing that holds my floor mat in place to prevent it from sliding near the pedal broke off and that is not recalled recall my 2005 since it needs to be and i have invoices for the repairs before the recalls were announced which should be proof enough the car was messed up- 2005 with 50,000 miles- car is an extra car that is rarely driven...... *tr
02/24/2010500001
 I was driving home after a brief commute (~10 miles) and was in my driveway waiting for garage to open and when i stepped on the accelerator gently to enter the garage, the car seemed to surge forward. i stepped on the brake with all my strength and the car stopped in time and i turned the ignition off. *tr
08/15/2009900001
 2005 toyota camry. car was being driven through town and had stopped at a red light. light turned green and when accelerator was pressed to turn right car suddenly over accelerated and started to accelerate on it's own even when slamming on the brakes. after a few more seconds the car did decelerate and was able to be stopped. no further occurrences since then. this year model should be included in toyota's recall for defective accelerators. *tr
08/08/200920000
 Tl*the contact owned a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated and rear-ended a vehicle. the vehicle continued to accelerate uncontrollably off of the road. the driver avoided striking a pedestrian and crashed into a parked vehicle. the air bag deployed with the level of impact involved. the police was called to the scene. the driver sustained multiple injuries, and died of the injuries three months later. the other vehicle driver suffered minor injuries. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 20,000. updated 4/26/10 *cn
10/27/2008197761
 The car revs for no apparent reason and the rpms go very high. first time in oct 2008 backing out of a parking the revs shot up. toyota service found nothing. second occasion july 2009 while at a light the rpms shot up for no apparent reason. fortunately foot was on the brake, so no damage done. also noticed that even after letting foot off the gas pedal the revs would not come down for some time. non toyota service station looked at it, and cleaned the throttle plate. third occasion in jan 2010 my wife was driving downhill when suddenly there was a surge and the car rpm's shot up for no apparent reason. she hit the brakes hard and everything went back to normal. i took the car to toyota and they could not find anything. they blamed it on the floor mats, which i disagreed with as there is a reasonable clearance gap between the gas pedal and the mats. a week later i left the car with toyota for 3 days and they drove it for two test runs and the manager took it home (158 miles) and they could not recreate the problem. toyota have told me there is not a problem with my 2005 camry as it's not on the recall list. i disagree with this statement. *tr
07/18/2005191
 We purchased a 2005 toyota camry in 2005. the first day i drove it the car hesitated on acceleration to change lanes it was lucky that it didn't cause a wreck. i took the car back to the dealership (i don't remember why) but i asked them to check it and the guy i talked to just said it was because of the fuel injection. the guy didn't offer to check it, he just made that statement. the hesitation happens any time and it always feels like someone is going to rear end us while the car is deciding what it wants to do. on the freeways in california people go 70 miles an hour that makes it a hazard to drive a toyota on the freeway. the toyota also has a mind of its own, sometimes when i have my foot on the brake preparing to stop the engine seems to be trying to override the brake to keep going. it feels like the car is trying to increase the speed when i am trying to slow down. i have been concerned about it but i just figured toyota was not going to do anything about it. now my husband does not want me to drive the toyota. *tr
02/18/201076000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while the contact was driving 5 mph into a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning causing the contact to crash into 2 vehicles. no one was injured during the crash. a police report was filed. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership and there were no prior warnings. the current and failure mileages were 76,000.
01/17/2010833001
 My 2005 toyota camry has had no problems and has been maintained as recommended for 5 years up to the date of the accident which occurred on january 17, 2010. i was pulling into a parking spot at approximately 1 mile per hour, lightly touched the brake and instead of stopping the car lunged forward (self-accelerated) up over a concrete block onto a sidewalk and came to a stop when it hit a heavy metal railing. an 8' section of the rail was broken off and fell 4' away from the car. i reported the accident to the police and to my insurance company. a tow truck driver got the car moved, checked the brakes - which he said were working properly - and suggested that the accident may have been caused by a stuck throttle. neither the floor mats or the gas pedal caused the problem. the damage to the car came to $2200.00 but nothing was done to fix the problem because toyota has not recalled this year vehicle and the forensic mechanic who inspected it felt that it was a computer problem and the solutions offered by toyota would not address the random acceleration problem. *tr
06/02/2008443161
 Vehicle will excel after lightly touching the gas pedal from stopped position. *tr
12/10/200945000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 5 mph into a parking space almost coming to a complete stop, the vehicle accelerated over the fence, hit some boulders and then crashed into a tree. there was front damage to the front bumper and under carriage. there were no injuries. the police were not notified. the vehicle was towed to a local dealer where she was able to purchase another vehicle. the toyota manufacturer was not called. the failure mileage was 45,000. updated 04/16/10. *lj
08/29/200940000
 Tl*the contact owned a 2005 toyota camry. he stated that the brakes continued to lock while driving at various speeds. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they could not duplicate the failure. the manufacturer stated that they did not have any additional complaints similar to his. on a separate occasion, while driving at speeds of approximately 25 mph through a school zone, the vehicle abnormally accelerated to the right and crashed into a pole. the driver attempted to stop the vehicle by depressing the brakes, to no avail. the vehicle was destroyed and a police report was filed on scene. the contact was transported to the hospital and suffered moderate injuries and bruises. the manufacturer investigated the vehicle further and could not find any technical errors in the vehicle. the cause of the crash was inconclusive. the failure mileage was 40,000. the vin was not available. updated 04/27/10. *lj
10/10/20091
 I have a 2005 toyota camry that i feel accelerates even after the brakes has been applied. i had taken my car to the dealership to check it however was advised that there was no problem with my car. anyhow after all this i don't feel driving a toyota is safe for me and my family. i am hopeful that the authorities should also look at 2005 and 2006 camry's. *tr
02/13/2010240001
 2005 toyota camry accelerated when i took my foot of the gas pedal and slammed into, and went up on, a snow bank. i attempted to step on the brake but it was too late, and i suffered a sprained ankle upon impact. i went to the local toyota dealer and was told that my vehicle was not one that had been recalled and if i wanted, i could bring the car in four days later to be looked at but i would be charged. *tr
09/01/20081
 Sudden acceleration. *tr
02/18/2010580001
 Camry acceleration. my 2005 camry has accelerated at full throttle at least 5 times. the latest occurrence was on 2-18-2010. so far no one has gotten hurt, but this vehicle is unsafe. *tr
06/20/2005570001
 I was stopped at a signal light. the toyota camry i was driving off of holt ave. pomona. ca. i accelerated by tapping the accelerator and the car abruptly started accelerating aggressively on its own and lead me directly head on into a tree. it was almost like the car was taken over by something. i suffered some minor injuries of the back, head, and shoulder. i almost died. the airbag came out so i survived. i was taken to the hospital for check up and released the same day. i was holding a nevada license. i called the pomona police today for a accident report number however the police department denied there was report taken. the car was totaled. the car was insured in california. this accident occurred after a other car in our family of 2, mysteriously rolled over on road of the 15 interstate highway were my mother almost died. the cause of the accident is also still unknown.the acceleration speed is unknown i have guessed the speed in the further documentation..i am not sure of the equipment type in the car. *tr
11/30/200912630
 On 11/30/2009 my wife was parking her 2005 toyota camry. the car suddenly sped up and she turned to the right and crashed the left front of the car into the poured concrete foundation. fortunately she was not injured. she is certain the floor mat did not get stuck under the gas pedal. the car was towed to the dealer they told us the 2005 model year camry was not involved in the recall (they also told us the 2005 model year was not
09/11/2008735691
 Toyota camry 2005 v-6. as accelerated vehicle to merge on highway, the vehicle took off and i was unable to stop or control any steering. i was in the lt. lane with a diesel truck next to me. i needed to merge soon so looked down to cupholder, grabbed my slurpee while accelerating, the car hit the rt. lane pads and would not slow down, i steered to the right to avoid hitting the truck,the car was out of control i screamed oh my god, what's happening hit the cement highway divider at which time i lost consciousness. the care went into oncoming traffic and flew off the south bound freeway, stopping in a ditch. i was wedged between the drivers seat and door, unable to move. i was now a trauma patient, severing my spleen, fracturing 4 ribs, internal bleeding and a surgical patient for removal of my spleen, transfusions and a tube sucking my internal bleed through a pump which delivered my blood back into my veins. hospitalization for 7 days, unable to eat, ice chips only for 6 days. 30+ staples up my stomach and a new digestive process forever. i knew the car sped up when i accelerated to merge and as i tried to stop the car by pushing on the brakes, it would not slow down and immediately seemed to go off the road in the lt lane fishtailing while i braked. fortunately i did lose consciousness and did not hit another vehicle during the accident. i have never had an accident before this and have driven for approx. 32 years when this happened. i know the car would not stop which i told the chp and my insurance investigator who sent forensics to the auto yard. we thought maybe the new tires were at fault but with toyotas recent transparency, it becomes obvious they knew of this issue but failed to put out a recall for acceleration problems recently but more importantly knowing of an issue and it's potential to lead to death for some of its customers but lacked the safety conscious to recall their accelerators and braking systems. *tr
06/20/200810000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. on june 20, 2008 while driving 5 mph in reverse out of the driveway it began to rain and the gas pedal was stuck. the vehicle continued to accelerate and only stopped when it hit a tree. she put the vehicle in neutral and turned the vehicle off. on march 6, 2009 she was two blocks away from home, heard a loud noise then the vehicle surged and lunged over the curb. she was able control the steering wheel and turn the vehicle back on the road. although, the front passenger tire blew out, she was able to drive the vehicle home. she will take the vehicle to the dealer to be diagnosed. the failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 15,000.
08/22/2006120001
 This is to report an accident we had in our 2005 toyota camry. at the end of august 2006 my family, with my husband driving ,were turning into the luby's parking lot in plano,texas. as he turned into the parking space going approx, 1-2 mph, the car suddenly started revving like crazy and accelerated at high speed into a light pole at the front of the parking space. the acceleration happened in a space of about 5 to 7 feet and yet the front end of the car was damaged so bad that the passenger side door wouldn't open. the light pole had a cement base and stopped the car from going any further but the car was still accelerating after we had stopped. after my husband turned off the key, the engine ran for a minute or two more. at the time we had no clue that it could have been a problem with the toyota. although we suspected it. our car is also not on the recall list. my husband made a statement to the insurance company at the time and i would assume they would have this on file. the car was repaired but we are worried this might happen again. since we don't know which if any part malfunctioned, we do not know if it was replaced after the accident. *tr
01/05/2010335001
 I was in a multi-storey car park and i spotted a free space 20 yards ahead. i took my foot off the accelerator, and the vehicle begun to lose speed normally. i applied the brake gently to turn right into an empty spot. i was braking to a halt at an appropriate distance from a retaining wall when suddenly, with no warning, the toyota lurched forward at an incredible rate of acceleration, struck the wall then bounced back several feet and the engine cut out. i suffered severe neck trauma, due first to the sudden acceleration and then the impact. the airbag did not deploy despite the fact that the damage to the front of the car was according to an expert consistent with an impact speed of 30 to 35 mph. earlier in the same trip, i was stopped at traffic lights with the car in drive and my foot on the brake. suddenly the car vibrated and lurched against the brake, trying to move ahead. i had to brake hard to prevent it from doing so. the lights changed and i proceeded towards the parking garage where the accident described above subsequently occurred. the damage to the front of the car has not yet been fixed and the car has not been used since the accident. i reported this accident to toyota customer service who arranged for someone from their local service company to examine the vehicle at the body shop where it was located. the main conclusion of their examination was that they found no problem with the brakes. in fact, my complaint was not about the brakes, which had always worked perfectly normally. their report also said we are happy that you did not sustain injuries in this incident. i am sorry to inform them that i am still suffering from severe back and neck pain from the injuries that i sustained. *tr
10/09/200423000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. occasionally when the contact attempted to brake at any speed, he noticed that the vehicle suddenly surged forward without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the computer needed to be replaced. the current and failure mileages were 23,000.
08/20/200941500
 Tl*the driver owns a 2005 toyota camry. the driver stated that the vehicle would suddenly accelerate. the driver first noticed the problem while driving approximately 5 mph in a parking lot when the speedometer increased to 50 mph. she quickly depressed the brake pedal, shifted into park and used the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. in september 2009, she was driving at approximately 60 mph when the vehicle suddenly accelerated to 85 mph and she pulled over and depressed the brake pedal. after 3-5 minutes, the vehicle decelerated to 60 mph. the vehicle was taken to the dealership and the dealer told the driver that the vehicle had no problems. the contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. the representative told the contact that because the dealer found no problems, there was nothing they could do. the current mileage was approximately 43,000. the failure mileage was approximately 41,500. updated 04/01/10. *lj
09/19/200860000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while the contact attempted to park the vehicle, it suddenly accelerated without warning causing the contact to crash into a parking post. the contact noticed previously that the vehicle would occasionally surge whenever driven at various speeds. the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the failure could not be reproduced. the current and failure mileages were 60,000.
08/01/200650001
 Numerous occasions of unexplained acceleration and were reported to toyota who reported could not find a problem. numerous occasions of braking problems and were reported to toyota who reported could not find a problem. numerous occasions of steering problems and were reported to toyota who reported could not find a problem. numerous occasions of transmission problems and were reported to toyota who reported could not find a problem. vehicle was returned to toyota under ca lemon law in 2006 or 2007. *tr
11/12/200720000108/30/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving 3 to 5 mph with his foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle continued to accelerate into the rear end of a truck, side swiped another vehicle because the brakes failed to engage. the brakes failed twice and each time the vehicle continued to accelerate on its own although the contact had his foot on the brake pedal. there were no injuries during both collisions. a police report was not filed. the vehicle was driven to his home. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the brakes was checked; however, no failure was detected. the failure mileage was 20,000. updated 03/30/10. *lj
06/29/20051001
 This 2005 camry xle has a pause when starting from stop or accelerating when attempting to pass. if i come to a complete stop and when i start moving i'll have a short pause and then it'll move on but this pause could be dangerous or just enough time to put me in danger in both cases. i took it to swoop toyota in elizabethtown ky and was told by the mechanic that if i was not the primary driver that the computer adjust to the main driver (my wife) and it would act differently for other drivers. *tr
01/25/201039500
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated while driving at 25 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated. the contact slammed the brakes to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. the contact took the vehicle to a dealer and the dealer could not find a problem. the contact feels this year make and model should be added to the recall list so the vehicle can be repair. the failure mileage was 39,500.
02/21/2010547361
 I was driving along i 95 in fla. when my car accelerated with out warning to a speed greater than the law allowed,i immediately applied my brakes,and the car would not stop. i worked my way over to the left lane,and drove onto the shoulder against the concrete retaining wall, applying my brakes in this process. i put the car in neutral and it still continued at a fast pace, applying my brakes,and brushing along the retaining wall,thus slowing the car to a stop. *tr
03/16/200711000311/01/2004
 Tl* -the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was driving approximately between 60-65 under normal conditions, proceeding to a complete stop. there was a sudden acceleration. immediately, pressure was applied to the brake pedal and the vehicle slowed down. the vehicle was able to continue operation. the identical failures occurred on three separate occasions. the vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. the failure mileage was 11,000. updated 03/11/10 *bf the consumer stated the sudden acceleration happened three times, all at random with months between occurrences. road/weather conditions were always good. updated 06/14/10.*jb
09/03/2006120001
 On sunday september 3, 2006 i pulled into a parking space at kroger grocery store after church to shop about 10:30 or 11:00 am. as i pulled into the space to park my 2005 toyota camry, it did a sudden acceleration, jump the curb and crashed into the grocery store wall. the store wall was not damaged but my camry had about $4000.00 worth damage. when i told toyota what had happen i was told to contact toyota regional office. i contacted them and they told me that someone would be out to investigate my claim. they kept my vehicle for over three weeks, then they started on the body repair. toyota claimed they could not substantiate my claim of sudden acceleration, but i know they repaired my vehicle internally as well as the body work because when i picked my car up from joseph toyota dealership the car acceleration pedal felt so different. it felt real stiff and hard to mash. the brakes were check and fixed, because during the sudden acceleration they fail to stop the car. as i press them the seat belt choked an strap me so tight that i had a large welt across my chest. toyota knew they had a problem with sudden acceleration at least since i reported it in 2006. they lied and made my insurance company pay all of that money, i had to struggle to come up with all of my deductible, pay for 4 weeks of car rental of about $45.00 a day while toyota regional office drug their feet about investigating my car. i was scare, sore and frustrated about how this whole thing was handle, but now i feel vindicated. had toyota regional office told the truth about the problem with my camry and did the recall in 2006 when i reported this, they could have save a lot injuries and lives. i knew i couldn't go up against this big corporation by my self and i'm sorry people have loss their lives got injured, but glad it came out to the consumers. i feel toyota also changed my accelerator pedal in 2006, or put that little steel chip in back of the pedal, the new 2010 fix. my car has loss value. *tr
12/04/2009715001
 Car located in omaha, ne, being driven east from 42nd and curtis avenue, downhill at approximately 41st and curtis ave (car speed up on level area to compensate for the computer systems ability to slow the car down or prevent coasting), my 2005 toyota se hit a parked car, airbags deployed and the car continued to drive an additional block after the brakes were applied. car hit a dirt road/ditch and bounced and landed into a private yard located on the southeast side of the road. the hill in the private yard stopped the car from continuing on. *tr
04/21/200774461
 My 2005 toyota camry accelerated suddenly in 2007. i slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting the concrete median on the freeway. the car went into a spin and stopped. the traffic was light so no one was hurt. i took the car to the dealer in burien, wa. they said there was nothing wrong with the car and gave me a written report saying that they were unable to verify the concern. i want to report this event so that it can be included in the information that is being gathered regarding sudden acceleration in toyota camrys. this is a 2005 so toyota needs to expand their parameters to include my car. *tr
02/12/20101690001
 Pulling into parking spot i stepped on the accelerator, the engine hesitated, then the car accelerated on its own, crashed into guard rail - no other vehicles or persons involved. i tried to step on brake, didn't do any good. acceleration stopped after i hit the guard rail. toyota dealership told me it was a dirty throttle body - cleaned throttle body. *tr
12/20/200940000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated as she was driving 12 mph approaching the red light, the vehicle accelerated almost hitting two other vehicles in front of her. as she swerved the vehicle and depressed the brakes the vehicle stopped. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that she had to pay $90 for a diagnostic test. the contact did not pay the cost and the dealer would not diagnose the vehicle. the contact did not call the toyota manufacturer and report the failure. routine maintenance was not performed on the vehicle prior to the failure. the failure mileage was 40,000.
10/15/2009550001
 I drive a 2005 toyota camry...in about approx. october 2009 i experienced while on the i-20 freeway car trouble. my gas pedal went all the way to the floor and the car reved up and died. it would not start and when it did the motor went racing. i had to have it towed to the toyota dealership. i have in writing from the yokem toyota dealership that it was my throttle sticking. i paid them approx. $900.00 to have it fixed. i wrote to the toyota corp. about getting reimbursed in january and still have not heard from them. i didnt see my year model on the recall list but i did send them a copy of my receipt with the dealership stating that it was the throttle. how can i get reimbursed. my mother bought 4 toyota for the family and so far mine had the defect. *tr
10/15/2009550001
 I drive a 2005 toyota camry...in about approx. october 2009 i experienced while on the i-20 freeway car trouble. my gas pedal went all the way to the floor and the car reved up and died. it would not start and when it did the motor went racing. i had to have it towed to the toyota dealership. i have in writing from the yokem toyota dealership that it was my throttle sticking. i paid them approx. $900.00 to have it fixed. i wrote to the toyota corp. about getting reimbursed in january and still have not heard from them. i didnt see my year model on the recall list but i did send them a copy of my receipt with the dealership stating that it was the throttle. how can i get reimbursed. my mother bought 4 toyota for the family and so far mine had the defect. *tr
10/15/2009550001
 I drive a 2005 toyota camry...in about approx. october 2009 i experienced while on the i-20 freeway car trouble. my gas pedal went all the way to the floor and the car revved up and died. it would not start and when it did the motor went racing. i had to have it towed to the toyota dealership. i have in writing from the yokem toyota dealership that it was my throttle sticking. i paid them approx. $900.00 to have it fixed. i wrote to the toyota corp. about getting reimbursed in january and still have not heard from them. i didn't see my year model on the recall list but i did send them a copy of my receipt with the dealership stating that it was the throttle. how can i get reimbursed. *tr
01/15/201031933
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was backing out of a parking space. suddenly, there was an unintended acceleration. the vehicle failed to slow down. the driver crashed into the driver side of an unoccupied parked vehicle. the police was not called to the scene. there was no personal injury. the vehicle was able to resume in operation with caution. the authorized dealer was notified of the malfunction. the trunk area and rear bumper sustained damages. the vehicle has not been repaired at this time. the failure mileage was 31,933.
10/11/20081
 Changing lanes, car accelerated, unable to control vehicle. crashed into front end of waiting car and into stop sign. *tr
08/10/2009440001
 Fatal life threatening accident in august 2009. toyota camry 2005. car hydroplaned while changing lane. vehicle speed was changed while changing lane and it got over accelerated. vehicle lost controlled tumbled, flipped couple of times and hit the major highway ramp. police arrived and all four adults and toddler is admitted to hospital using ambulance service. later on insurance company declared car as total loss. *tr
02/07/2010720001
 I have a 2005 camry. the car started off fine and within a minute it did not accelerate even with the gas pedal down all the way. the engine check light was on and i let it idle for 10 mins. it started running fine and there was no longer the check engine light. now the car was able to accelerate. 4 days later, i stopped at a traffic light and made a turn to the left and the car slowed down and did not accelerate thereafter. *tr
02/12/2010391001
 I own a 2005 camry. i was driving on i 95 at 60 mph when the car lunged twice, then stopped accelerating and went from 60 to 0 in ten seconds making it difficult to coast to a stop on the side of the very busy highway. after towing car to the dealer nearest me, it was diagnosed as the throttle body failure. i wa told it would cost 1,000 to replace it. my car only has 39,000 miles on it. the warranty did not cover this part. then the dealer repairman said he would clean it out for 145.00 which he did. he said this has to be done every 30,000 miles because of a design problem. i did some research and have found toyota camry 02-06 have this flawed part and there are many complaints over the internet documented. i felt very unsafe when the incident happened and now am anxious that it will happen again. my question is: why did the dealer want to see if it was covered under our warranty we paid for extra by another insurance company (ie., not toyotal mfr. warranty) and when they found out it was not covered, they just cleaned it and said it was fine now? as a consumer, i am not wanting to go through the experience of my car just abruptly stopping like that and being left on the side of the road again. *tr
03/05/200552001
 My 5 month old toyota camry se v6 2005 with 5,200 miles on odometer suddenly accelerated when approaching slowly into driveway as usual for nearly 20 years of my residence. the camry was only stopped on itself after it hit the wall of rocky ledge standing at driveway's end. i felt very lucky and god blessed because if this accident happened on the road its consequences is very horrible beyond any imagination of fatalities.after this accident,i notified the toyota corporation and they answered me that they found nothing defective with this camry after an investigation. i was really disappointed at toyota corp action. repair of damage cost more than 7,000 dollars and i must pay surcharge since 2005 until now on my insurance policy. at that time,i was completely given up because toyota is a very powerful corporation and my voice unheard and unnoticed by anyone. *tr
10/06/2009487421
 On october 6, 2009, i drove my 2005 camry into the parking lot making a right turn and coasting into my usual parking space with my foot lightly on the brake. as i approached the curb, my camry suddenly accelerated, jumping the approximately six-inch curb, and hitting a tree approximately six feet from the curb while continuing to accelerate, after which i turned off the car with my key. i called my insurance agent, then aaa to have the car towed to our body shop, in-and-out auto body in gaithersburg, md. i told the insurance company i didn't know what had happened, that my camry had suddenly accelerated toward the tree, and asked the body shop to check the brakes and accelerator. after they repaired my camry (bill was $5321), the body shop confirmed that the brakes and accelerator were working as expected. i drove the camry home but later my husband told me of reports he found on the internet of
01/12/2010400001
 Vehicle suddenly accelerated for no reason. *tr
01/12/2010400001
 My 2005 camry suddenly accelerated for no apparent reason. *tr
06/05/200550001
 My parents were both killed in a 2005 toyota camry. the investigating officer informed me that my mother had not slowed down and was travling at a high rate of speed when leaving the road. there was not any indication that she tried slowing down. at the time i asked for an investigation of the vehicle but was told the damage was so severe there was no way of determining if there was a problem with the car. i do have photos of the car taken 2 days after the accident updated 02/13/10 *bf updated 02/16/10. updated 03/10/10 *bf
03/10/2005
 2005 camry at low throttle positions 35-40 mph rpms jump 200 and then returns. this happens consistantly. i have written toyota three letters and they have blown me off each time. i still have copies of the letters. now that toyota is fessing up, perhaps they will fix this condition as it unnerving if not dangerous. i am putting in a date as your form will not let me continue although this happens all the time.
09/19/20061
 Because the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal on my 2005 camry le are close to each other and engage at the same level, it is all too easy for a foot to overlap the brake pedal and depress the accelerator and brake at the same time. unless i am unusually vigilant about my foot position, this can happen, and the car accelerates instead of braking. this has happened often, both in city and highway driving. my mechanic has tried his best to raise the level of the brake pedal engagement, but without success; there is no brake adjustment on this model. my toyota dealer says, too, that there is no adjustment possible and refuses to modify the brake pedal to raise it above the accelerator level. this is a design problem, but it occurs to me that at least some of the incidents of inadvertent acceleration may be due to this fault. if the car accelerates while you are braking, one instinctively presses harder on the brake pedal, which also further depresses the accelerator pedal. this has not resulted in an accident in my case. it seems like the simple addition of a thicker pad on the brake pedal might correct the defect. *tw
02/02/2010383351
 2005 toyota camry with 3.0l v6 engine. i recently braked my toyota camry on the street next to my house, parallel to the curbing. then, i put the vehicle in reverse, made a 180 degree turn and backed between the two large bushes on either side of my driveway. i must back very slowly into the opening. after i had the vehicle between the 2 bushes at the top of the driveway, i braked the vehicle, still in reverse, so that i could straighten out and proceed slowly to park next to my husband's truck at the end of the driveway. suddenly, the vehicle jolted and i found myself practically flying backwards. the vehicle went back about 25 feet, then took out our fence, and half of our 6 foot trellis. however, it did not stop there. it practically flew into our next door neighbor's yard, did a 180 behind the neighbor's house, finally stopping at the bottom of a hill in some snow two doors down from my house. during this time, i had no control over the vehicle. because of the recent toyota recalls, i thought i had programmed myself as to what to do, if my vehicle went out of control. however, going in reverse at a high speed is something different. it completely disoriented me, so that i did not drop the vehicle into nuetral or turn off the key. i have been backing into my driveway the same way for 45 years, and never experienced any problem because i do so at such a slow pace. my vehicle must have gone about 150 feet before stopping, and i felt like it was possessed. fortunately, no one was injured, but there is $5,000 worth of damage to my vehicle. after reading about similar experiences on your site, i truly feel the 2005 camry should be included in the recall. i do not feel that i could trust it again. *cn
02/05/2010480001
 Constant jumping at stoplights. i always have to check to see if someone has bumped into me from behind. this has been an ongoing problem since i purchased the car in 2005. *tr
06/22/200551
 I own a 2005 toyota camry xle v6, purchased from koons tysons toyota, va in august 2004. while driving home the car gave me a feeling of an imminent stall as i would press the gas pedal from a dead stop, after coasting and upon trying to accelerate to change lanes. i had an occasion to go back to the dealer to pick up some accessories that i was missing initially. i brought my driving experience to the attention of the salesperson who in turn asked a service technician. the explanation i was given was that
07/22/2009380001
 Accelerator stuck and car advanced. significant damaged avoided by swerving auto to miss house & go through landscaping. car taken into repair shop next day & nothing found. contacted toyota & no help at that time. therefore, no corrective action. rugs were not an issue. this year & model is not part of the recall but i believe it should be. *tr
12/01/200829363
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle was began coasting although the engine was running the vehicle responded normally when the accelerator pedal was engaged. when he attempted to stop the vehicle, he noticed the hesitation and suddenly the vehicle would accelerate rapidly. the failure occurred three times at a traffic light. a local mechanic stated that the throttle position sensor was out of range and needed to be replaced. the sensor was replace at the owners expense. since the vehicle was repaired there was minimal hesitation when the vehicle is driven at low speeds. he has not called the manufacturer. the current mileage was approximately 33,000. the failure mileage was 29,363.
11/19/20090
 Tl* the contact has a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that they have experienced the acceleration problem since the vehicle was purchased. the caller stated that the acceleration problem was not bad until the surge they had on november 19, 2009. the vehicle surge forward and the contact crashed into another car. the failure and current mileage was unknown.
08/30/2009320001
 On august 30, 2009, i was backing out of my daughter's driveway, when the car suddenly accelerated. i was unable to stop the vehicle with the brakes. the car swerved onto my daughter's front lawn and propelled itself onto her neighbor's lawn, where it wedged between 2 tress. the tires continued to spin when i was wedged and someone leaned into the car and turned the ignition off. i have witnesses to the accident. the car was repaired at suburban toyota-scion in troy, mi. this car is a 2005 toyota camry. *tr
06/20/2009535501
 I had pulled my 2005 camry xle into my garage stall and was at a complete stop. i let off the brake to inch forward another inch or two when all of a sudden my vehicle had a high power surge. the vehicle sounded like the rpms went to the max immediately, my car took off at full power and accelerated at a high speed into my garage wall. i slammed on the brake as hard as i possibly could, prior to hitting the garage wall. the garage wall was forced off the foundation by the impact and at that point my car stopped. this has only happened once, i had no idea how to explain to the insurance company what had happened since i was in complete shock and really had no good explanation for the insurance company how my car accelerated on it's own. my vehicle had auto body damage as well as property damage to my home. i did not contact toyota at this time, searched the internet to find other 2005 camry owners that have experienced the same situation, so i asked the insurance company if they have heard of this happening to others and they indicated yes. i had a witness in the garage who was thankfully not standing in front of my vehicle when it accelerated. the witness also heard the massive power surge of the vehicle. *tr
01/21/20065311
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving 25 mph with his foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerated on its own between 70 and 80 mph. he then applied a lot of pressure to the brake pedal which only functioned when the contact shifted into neutral gear. the dealer stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle since they could not duplicate the failure which occurred approximately 10 times. previously the cruise control was repaired when the failure occurred. the failure mileage was 5311 and the current mileage was 21825. updated 3/16/10 *cn
01/23/2010486431
 While i was pulling into a parking space in a parking deck, my 2005 camry crashed into the wall at the end of the space because of sudden or unintended acceleration. extensive damage was done to the bumper and hood, but there were no injuries to me or my passenger. this happened in arlington, va on 1/23/10. *tr
12/10/2009400001
 A friend was driving my grandfathers 2005 toyota camry. she shifted into reverse the accelerator stuck. the car went backwards and smashed into a parked rv. they were both injured. this concerns me because the accident has all the signs of the gas pedal recall problems that currently affect toyota models, yet the 2005 camry is not included in the recall. *tr
01/21/2008215005
 I purchased a 2005 toyota camry xle- 6 cylinder, new in fall of 2004. at present i have under 22,000 miles on it. during my limited driving of this vehicle i have experienced at least 5 episodes of unintended acceleration. i recently discovered that another family member had a similar experience while driving my car. the last experience happened on 12/16/09. i had a passenger in the car with me at the time. each episode is more violent than previous ones. i have had the car looked at thoroughly by the local toyota dealer. the first time they looked at it was july 6/09. since they cannot make it happen they said, they don't know how to fix it. since toyota announced problems i have called them on 2 occasions and have 2 case numbers assigned. the car was last examined by the dealer on 12/22/09. i was told to wait until the recall was official and see if 2005 camrys were added to the list. they have not been. the car is setting in my garage and hasn't been driven since 12/22/09. i hate to think what might have happened had i driven this car as much as i did my previous camry, a 1994 with well over 200,000 miles at present. *tr
08/27/2005100
 I had my new 2005 camry into the dealership (longo toyota, el monte, ca) three times in the first month after i purchased it. i explained that there was a major surge in acceleration while breaking. i also had problems with my car ?jumping? forward while at a complete stop, and another issue with a lag in acceleration. all three of these issues have happened more times than i can count. there have been many times that i haven't been able to accelerate at first, only to find myself trying to brake (and not succeeding) as soon as the accelerator kicks in seconds later, sending the car surging forward. i've taken the car in to the dealership, and each time i was told that there was no problem - that whatever my issue might be, it could not?t be replicated, and that any ?timing? concern was only the electronic throttle ? and that this was completely normal. the issues with the camry?s acceleration & electronic throttle are incredibly dangerous, and were almost the cause of a major accident (my 3 year old son was in the car at the time), and countless other minor near-accidents. i am a safe, 33 year old female driver with 17 years of driving-experience, and only one accident on my record (a man rear-ended me on the freeway in 2003). toyota is such a popular brand, and if there are other camry owners, then none of us are safe. how many people have to be injured or die before toyota owns up to their mistake? i continue to see recalls for other toyota cars, and hope beyond hope that one day my 2005 camry se will also be recalled.*cw
11/15/200957000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the vehicle was in parking lot. the contact started the ignition and placed the gear shifter into the reverse position and suddenly, there was an aggressive and forceful acceleration while in the reverse position. the vehicle failed to slow down. the vehicle struck two pedestrians. the vehicle continued to travel and crashed into a cement planter and building store front. the driver sustained no personal injury. the police and ambulance were called to the scene. the vehicle was towed to a collision center. the cause of failure has not been determined at this time. the failure mileage was 57,000.
10/12/200820000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 55 mph on normal road conditions and applying pressure to the accelerator pedal, followed by an increase in acceleration the rpm's increased excessively. there were several attempts made before the vehicle slowed down. the vehicle was not taken to a mechanic for inspection. the failure mileage was 20,000.
01/23/201068000
 Tl*the contact owned a 2005 toyota camry. immediately after the vehicle was turned on, it began to idle and after he put the vehicle in drive the vehicle accelerated to speeds of over 55 mph. the contact attempted to gain control of the steering wheel and depressed the brake pedal as hard as he could to no avail. the contact was unable to stop the vehicle until he crashed into a tree. a police report was filed. the contact sustained minor injuries to his knees and arms. the vehicle was destroyed. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were under 68,000.
05/15/200934000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was driving approximately 5 mph into a parking space. there was pressure applied to the brake pedal. the vehicle failed to slow down and crashed into a building. there were no personal injuries. the vehicle was towed a collision center and repaired for the body damages at the cost of $4,000. in addition, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection; however, the cause of failure has not been determined at this time. the failure mileage was 34,000. the vin was unavailable. updated 02/23/10. *lj
10/16/2009900001
 I bought used 2005 toyota camry for my 16 year old daughter. while we were training her, the car accelerated quickly for about 2 seconds as if someone floored it. i yelled at my daughter because i thought she was goofing around but she protested she did not move the accelerator. i subsequently found out this happened to my wife while she was training her. this happened twice over a 6 month period. other than that the car runs normally. i did not think much of it until i started hearing about the crashes due to uncontrolled acceleration. i have three other 2001 camry's and never had a problem like this. there was nothing obstructing the gas pedal. i have decided to take it to the dealer this week. i guarantee you there is something intermittent electronic causing this. *tr
10/19/200836795
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while parking , the vehicle accelerated with her foot on the brake pedal and hit a brick wall. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they were unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure. the front of the vehicle was damaged and it was repaired. the failure has occurred three times. the failure mileage was 36795 and the current mileage was 49007. updated 02/23/10. *lj
08/10/200935996108/17/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated after turning the ignition on. his foot was not on the accelerator pedal. he turned the vehicle off and re-started it approximately ten times; however, the engine continued to accelerate. the vehicle was towed to a dealer who stated that the cause of the failure was the throttle body which was replaced. he contacted the manufacturer stated that the failure should not have occurred and since the warranty was not valid; therefore, they did not assist in the repair costs. the current mileage was approximately 40,000. the failure mileage was approximately 35,996. updated 03/10/10 *bf the consumer stated upon starting the vehicle, the engine began racing at 4000 rpm's. he was unable to put the gear in drive. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and upon inspection, they stated a new throttle body was needed. updated 06/18/10.*jb
01/22/2009680001
 Backing out of parking spot at a local high school after dropping off my grand daughter for soccer practice. when i put my 05 toyota camry in reverse, it bolted at what seemed like maximum speed backwards grazing one car and smashing into another parked car about 25 feet away. total loss on my car and much damage to others. lucky there were no kids walking in the lot at the time of accident. i read an article last night that described the same sticking accelerator problem other toyota owners have experienced. i didn't know about the defect at the time of the accident, and got chastised by law enforcement for driving recklessly. *tr
08/11/200725000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while making a left turn the vehicle began to accelerate. as a consequence she crashed into a parked vehicle. the vehicle was completely destroyed. after the crash she suffered many bruises and a broken collar bone. she was taken to the hospital for the injuries. the manufacturer went to inspect the totaled vehicle to exam the electronic throttle body computer but the damage to the vehicle impacted the computer itself. the failure mileage was 25,000.
10/09/200925000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while exiting a parking lot, the vehicle began to accelerate without intention. after repeated brake application the vehicle would not stop. consequently he crashed through a fence and then into a building. the air bags did deploy. however he and his wife were injured (his wife had a fractured vertebrae and other issues) as a result of the failure. a police report was taken. the vehicle was completely destroyed. the manufacturer was notified, and representative was sent to inspect the brakes. the current and failure mileages were approximately 25,000.
09/20/2009469021
 On 9/20/2009 at 5 pm i was traveling at a speed of 60 miles per hour north on us texas highway 121 and my 2005 toyota camry lost all power and the engine shut down. i was engaged in normal highway driving when this occurred. the car is well cared for and has 46,902 miles. approximately 3 seconds prior to power failure, the check engine light came on. otherwise, i had absolutely no indication that anything was wrong with the vehicle as it was operating normally. the power loss occurred just north of the alma road intersection and resulted in an extremely dangerous situation as the road was under construction, the road did not have a breakdown lane or shoulder, and the road had a high speed limit of 60 miles per hour. the complete loss in power meant i had no ability to power my car to a safe location; rather, i had to coast between traffic to an area of the road under construction. if traffic had been heavier, this could have easily resulted in a catastrophic, life threatening accident. the car was taken to a local toyota dealership where the dealer informed me i needed a new throttle body as my throttle body appeared to be rusted out. the car is kept inside a garage in the warm climate of dallas, texas so i'm not sure how the throttle body rusted out. furthermore, the car has had all suggested and required dealership maintenance items performed to it since i purchased it new. the total cost to repair the throttle body was $1,193.84 which i had to pay as it was not covered under warranty. *tr
12/02/2009433381
 I just left a car wash and went to pull into the area where you can vacuum your car. the car suddenly accelerated on its own and struck a wall. nothing has been done yet since the incident just occurred today. *tr
11/12/200922000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while entering a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. consequently she crashed into two parked vehicles and then struck a pedestrian. the front passenger in the vehicle received injuries from being restrained by the seat belt. the pedestrian was transported by ambulance to the hospital. the manufacturer sent an investigator to the dealer to inspect her vehicle; yet, he could not identify the cause of the failure. the vehicle will be repaired. the current and the failure mileages were 22,000.
11/12/200922000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while entering a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. consequently she crashed into two parked vehicles and then struck a pedestrian. the front passenger in the vehicle received injuries from being restrained by the seat belt. the pedestrian was transported by ambulance to the hospital. the manufacturer sent an investigator to the dealer to inspect her vehicle. he could not identify the cause of the failure. the vehicle will be repaired for all other damages. the current and the failure mileages were 22,000.
08/04/2009450001
 Tl* the driver owns a 2005 toyota camry. her son in law, while driving, was killed in a vehicle crash. the police report states that the vehicle was speeding and that the driver could not control the vehicle. she filed a complaint with toyota manufacturer regarding unintended vehicle acceleration. the failure mileage was 45,000. the vin number was unknown. updated 03/08/10 *bf updated 06/18/10.*jb
02/14/2009890001
 Have a 2005 toyota camry. the engine has started accelerating three times, the last being 2/14/09. each time the brakes were able to keep the car from speeding up and, after a few seconds, the engine went back to an idle. two times i took the car to the dealer (and talked other times) and they checked it out. they could not find any problem and after conferring with their headquarters in california, said that they had never heard of anyone having this problem. after reading the first article in a newspaper about this concern i checked the floor mat. the floor mat is not even close to the accelerator pedal. *tr
11/16/20090
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact was driving out of the garage when the vehicle suddenly accelerated forward into an electrical box and hit her neighbor's house. the contact sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital. the vehicle will be towed to the dealer to be repaired. the manufacturer advised the contact that the 2005 toyota camry was not on the recall list for sudden acceleration. the vin and mileage were unknown.
11/11/2009650001
 2005 toyota camry. i was parking my car on city street. slowing to stop, foot on brake. ready to place shifter in park. my car took off like a rocket i could not stop it, my foot never left the brake, but it did no good. car accelerated like my car was floored, did not stop until it rear-ended another parked car. now i worry about possible at fault accident on my insurance record, a citation from laws enforcement and damage to both cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as well as sheer terror. thankfully, no injury to humans. *tr
10/16/2009895001
 Hi, i have a 2005 toyota camry. i read a recent article regarding the lexus and toyota having unexpected acceleration. this has happened to me 3 times in the last 30 days. the first couple of times i was coming to a stop at a stop sign and at a red light. i was applying my brakes and the car suddenly accelerated for a couple of seconds. i had to put a lot more pressure on the brakes to stop. the third incident happened in a parking lot. i pulled in the lot behind another car and was applying the brakes. i was stopped with the brakes applied and suddenly the car accelerated. luckily i still had my foot on the brakes otherwise i would have hit the car in front of me. i did, however burn rubber as the tires spun while i had to press down hard on the brakes. i took it in to my mechanic. they called a toyota dealership in modesto, ca to see if there was a recall for this problem or if they had heard of a similar type problem. they said there was no recall for this problem and were not aware of other incidents. to me this was a very scary situation. when you apply the brakes you would expect to stop, not have the car accelerate. this could very easily result in a crash. *tr
06/28/200946000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while exiting a parking space the vehicle accelerated without intention. as a consequence he rear-ended another vehicle, no one was injured but there was over $3000 damaged to the other vehicle. he filed case # 0909144743 with the manufacturer the failure mileage was 46,000.
01/27/2007250001
 I was entering a car wash on hwy51 in amite city, la. i lightly tapped the accelerator. the car lunged forward as if i had stomped the accelerator. i took my foot off the gas. it continued to accelerate as quickly as possible. i used to brakes with no results. i put my full weight on the brakes with no results. i was terrified as i zoomed out of the car wash and into an area where there is heavy pedestrian as well as vehicular traffic. i could tell that i was going as fast as the car would go. i quickly scanned the area and saw that no one was directly in front of me. i crossed the sidewalk, pine street and the parking lot of a convenience store. i hit a telephone poll, an iron poll and a large poll on a sign for gas. both my legs were broken/ both bones were broken just above the ankle on the left leg. the large bone was broken just below the knee on the right leg. i still have problems with both. my daughter was dying with cancer. i was in the hospital, later rehab, then a nursing home while i recuperated. i was not released until late march. was not able to see my daughter who lived in texas. i went to see her as soon as i was released. she died a month later. not being with her and her family during that time was as bad as the injuries. all lawyers stated that it would be too expensive to pursue. toyota examined the car and poo pooed the idea that they were in any way responsible. i was very worried about someone having a worse accident. *tr
08/04/2009390001
 I was driving my mother's 2005 toyota camry when it crashed into a tree when the car accelerated rapidly over about 10 ft. on its own - no feet on either pedal. i was going very slowly at the time as i was turning around and had just put the car into drive from reverse. i kept telling myself to remove my foot from the accelerator and did so. since the car was pointed slightly uphill at the time, no braking should have been needed. *tr
07/03/200830100108/15/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while coasting around a corner at 5 mph, the vehicle suddenly began accelerating on its own. the contact applied the brakes, but the vehicle did not respond. the vehicle rear ended the preceding vehicle. there were no injuries. five days prior to the failure, while driving 25 mph, the cruise control engaged by itself. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. the current and failure mileages were 30,100. updated 10/14/08 *bf the consumer stated weeks before the accident, there were problems with the electrical system. updated 10/15/08. *jb
03/26/2008111/30/2004
 2005 toyota camry stalled while driving. consumer states that the vehicle needed a new throttle body assembly. consumer states that the warranty was overdue by 120 days. *kb
10/10/200620000030007/15/2005
 Toyota camry 2005 the car wont slow down it wont go below 27 mph, very dangerous. *tr
10/15/200728000312/28/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while idling, the vehicle revs and accelerates on its own. the vehicle was taken to the dealer four times, but they have been unable to duplicate the failure. the current mileage was 33,500 and failure mileage was 28,000.
08/15/2007108/10/2006
 Sometimes when i'm driving down the road in my 2005 toyota camry, it surges with gas even when i do not have the cruise on or am not pushing the gas pedal. i have had one wreck because of it and would like to know how to go about finding the problem. thanks. *jb
09/14/200724000109/03/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving 2 mph, the vehicle surged forward without warning while the brake pedal was depressed. the vehicle crashed into a wall. a police report was filed. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the current and failure mileages were 24,000.
05/30/20071
 2005 toyota camry surging forward without warning. customer states he was involved in an accident when the vehicle surged forward without warning. *kb
08/19/200732000408/01/2005
 Unintended acceleration occurred while operating at slow speed resulting in a collision with parked vehicles and deployment of airbag. my wife is the primary driver of the vehicle and has complained on at least two previous occasions that, while parking, the anti-lock braking system activated and the car accelerated with her foot on the brake pedal. this occurred while traveling at approximately 5 to 10 mph in a right turn. on one other occasion she stated that the brakes would not stop the car and the engine speeded up as she was braked for an intersection ? again she stated that the anti-lock brakes activated reducing braking effectiveness and allowing the engine to accelerate the car. i test drove the car each time and found that it operated normally. these events have occurred during the 2 years we have owned the car. the acceleration during the last event was stronger and resulted in a crash. my wife has a good driving record, knows if she is depressing gas pedal instead of the brake pedal, and the floor mat was not a factor. the 2005 toyota camry was new when we purchased it. the car has is located at a local auto body shop for repair. *jb
05/01/2007110/01/2005
 2005 camry customer states that he felt surges from driving the car**nar**cc the consumer stated whenever she slows down and accelerate, or change lanes the vehicle throws her back and forth at times. *jb
03/27/2007400001512/22/2004
 The 2005 toyota camry with just over 40,000 miles on it all of a suddend died while i was driving on the road. i was forced to put the vehicle in park and restart it. this occured every time i accelerated after the initial incident. i took the vehicle to the toyota dealership ,and they reported that the throttle body and actuator were stuck. i had oil changed as the manufacturer recommended, and felt that this was a problem that a two year old car should not be having. i was forced to replace the throttle body and actuator at my own expense as thewarranty expired approximately 5,000 miles prior to this incident.*ak
10/01/20068000306/01/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. the contact stated that when he depresses the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerates instead of stopping. the contact has to remove his foot from the brake pedal in order to stop the acceleration. the failure caused the vehicle to crash into another vehicle on may 7, 2007. the police stated that since the crash occurred on private property, there was no need to file a police report. the manufacturer has not been notified. the contact was referred to nhtsa by the repair shop. the engine size was unknown. the consumer provided pictures of the damaged vehicle. updated 06/08/07 *tr
09/07/2006106/05/2006
 Sudden acceleration caused over $8000 damage in 17 feet. i put car in reverse and it started revving up. then the car took off backwards and hit a tree, immediately after hitting tree the car lurched forward and hit another tree twice. *jb
09/11/200633406110/02/2004
 I was driving slowly through a parking lot to locate a parking space. as i approached a space, i had my foot on the brake. i eased off of the brake to coast into the parking space and was making a right turn into the space. suddenly the vehicle surged forward without my foot being on the accelerator. i applied the brake, but the vehicle continued to move forward. my car went over a concrete median, and into a lane of traffic. my car struck two cars. it hit one of the vehicles, an suv, with such force that it knocked the suv up over a curb into a grassy area. though i had both feet applying the brakes as hard as i could, the vehicle would not stop, and there was not time for me to think to turn off the ignition. my car sustained severe damage to the right and left sides and to the front. it damaged the front of the suv and the rear of the other car. there was a passenger in each of the vehicle, and i was the only occupant of my vehicle. fortunately, there were no serious injuries. i had my car towed to the toyota dealership. i requested a factory representative inspect the car. they could not determine a cause for the sudden acceleration. the representatives were quite helpful until the inspection was complete. i requested a copy of the report of their findings; however, toyota corporation will not allow me to see a copy of the report. they said i could contact their legal department or get a subpoena. the customer relations representative at the dealership suggested i file a claim for arbitration, but the national center for dispute settlement states that because the car was wrecked, i do not qualify for arbitration. meanwhile, i am left with a vehicle that i am afraid to drive. *nm
12/23/200619640105/25/2005
 On dec. 23, 2006, around 11:20 am, i was driving at about 5 mph in a parking lot. as i made a slight turn to the left to straighten out, the car suddenly accelerated and hit a parked car. the brakes did not work, even when floored. the car would not stop until it pushed another car up onto the sidewalk and its wheels bumped up against the curb. the car was eventually stopped by turning off the engine using the key in the ignition. (taking my foot off the brake pedal seemed to make it go faster.) the weather was sunny, but the car had been parked outside in the rain the two previous days. i had not used the cruise control anytime recently before the incident. we have not had any problems with this car, although occasionally, the radio turn has turned itself on while we were driving. *nm
11/05/200615800103/26/2005
 I was slowly turning right to park in front of a store with my foot on the brakes preparing to stop when my 2005 camry accelerated, jumped the curb and crashed into a storefront window. *jb
11/21/200614600108/19/2005
 We were parked at the entrance to hammond elementary school, laurel, md waiting to pick up two children a few minutes before dismissal. no school busses were present at the time we parked. several buses soon arrived, however, which prompted our decision to move to a better place away from the buses. i cautiously started to back up and, to my amazement, the engine raced at high rpm as soon as i shifted into reverse from park. although i was pressing on the brake, the car zoomed back about 20-35 feet. the left rear corner of my car struck the left front corner of a parked school bus. at this time, still in shock, i quickly pulled the shift lever from reverse to drive, intending to get away from the bus. at that moment the car then shot forward, my foot still pressing on the brake. it went back through the parking space, over the curb, and into a playground. about 60 feet into the playground the right front wheel hit the corner of a square wooden border surrounding some playground equipment. after striking the wooden barrier, the car continued at high speed in the grassy playground probably another 100 feet before i could get it out of drive into neutral and park. this whole episode happened within a few seconds. my foot was always pressing on the brake. the auto was towed to true2form collision center in laurel, md. the repairs have been held up until an inspection has been made by nhtsa. geico informed me today, 11/30/06, that an attorney for the driver of the school bus is claiming injury. to my knowledge he mentioned no problem to the emt personnel at the time of the accident. if the accident had occurred while children were present, it could have resulted in many injuries/deaths. *jb *nm
11/29/200633800103/25/2005
 This may be a repeat complaint because i filled this out earlier but my computer crashed. my mother and sister had a minor accident today (11/29/2006, 12:10 p.m.)in which our 2005 toyota camry surged forward from it's parking space where my mother had pulled in into the opposite parking space and into a parked ford explorer suv, knocking off the explorer's front license plate completely onto the ground. my sister said she looked down to see if my mother's foot was on the accelerator and it was not, it was on the brake pedal. she heard my mother say i can't stop! as she stood on the brake pedal. the car surged forward into the parked explorer on it's own acceleration. we had a toyota in the early 1980's and had this exact problem resulting in another crash. this has been a problem for toyota's since then. toyota should have fixed this problem over the last 20+ years. back then there was no internet to fill out immediately after the crash to complain. *jb
10/01/200621084106/17/2005
 I pulled into a parking lot to park. while still having my foot on the brake, i was just beginning to put my car into park when the car just suddenly lunged forward. i couldn't stop the car. as hard as i braked, i couldn't stop the car. i hit a truck in front of me, proceeded though the parking lot in the midst of a lot of pedestrians who were exiting the function, miraculously missing the pedestrians. i proceeded through the parking lot and out of the parking lot and across the street and then on across the street onto a lawn. i took down a mail box and proceeded back into the street again. still going forward rapidly, i hit another parked truck and then a wall before the car finally stopped. *nm
01/01/19012
 2005 toyota camry lurched forward on occasions causing damage to the vehicle. the air bags failed to deploy during accident. *kb while parking, on two separate occasions, the vehicle lurched forward while the consumer was pulling into a parting space.. each time the consumer s foot was on the brake pedal preparing to stop. during the second occurrence the consumer's husband heard the engine rev from near idle speed to very high rpm's, at or close to the maximum rpm. the vehicle hit a tree. *nm
07/31/20069500109/05/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated upon initial acceleration at low speeds on a city street, the vehicle lurched forward striking another vehicle in the rear end. during the sudden acceleration, the vehicle did not respond to firm brake pressure. there were no injuries but minor damage was sustained to the vehicle. the police was not contacted and no report was taken. the vehicle was not inspected, but both the dealer and manufacturer were contacted. the vehicle was inspected on 8-17-06 by a toyota representative, however he refused to acknowledge there was a problem with the accelerator. updated 09/05/06. *jb
09/28/20043718208/05/2004
 While stopped at an intersection, the engine suddenly and unexpectedly began to rev uncontrollably without any input from me. due to the high revolutions of the engine the brakes were incapable of prventing the car from moving forward even though the brake petal was fully depressed. the only way to prevent my car from hitting the car in front of me was to shut off the engine. two subsequent attempts to re-start the engine resulted in a repeat of the over-revving situation. only after the third attempt did the engine resume normal operation. a passenger in the car at the time verified that the accelerator was not engaged at any time during the incident. the car was immediately driven to the dealer who inspected it and found no fault with the etc system and no stored codes that would verify my complaint. the car was subsequently returned to us and was driven without incident for the next nineteen months before the problem once again presented itself. as we were pulling into a parking space while my foot was on the brake petal the engine once again began to over-rev without any input from me. again, the passenger in the car who had witnessed the first incident immediately looked to see if the accelerator was accidentally being depressed. it was not. again, the only means of preventing my car from striking the vehicle in front of me was to shut off the engine. *nm
02/24/20065200106/04/2005
 I was slowly turning left into a parking space at about 3:30 p.m., when my 2005 toyota camry suddenly, and quite rapidly, accelerated without any input from me. it jumped a curb, crossed a sidewalk, and a tree stopped the car. it felt like i had no control of the car. also, the steering was extremely difficult. somehow, i managed to steer the car away from the apartment building and my neighbor glass slider. the car traveled about 30 plus feet in its acceleration, when a tree stopped it. it left about 20 feet of skid marks. i was not hurt in the crash. the car sustained damage, mainly to the front bumper, coolant system, and hood, for approximately $5,400. i filed a complaint with toyota corporation, torrance, california, and they investigated the car. they reported they could find nothing wrong with the car, and there were no design faults. the toyota dealer where i had bought the camry additionally tested the car computers, and also called in a toyota factory representative to test the car. they could find nothing wrong with the car. i sold the camry back to this dealer. the car had about 5,400 miles on it at the time of the crash. the car had been running well until this sudden, unexplained acceleration that resulted in a crash. *jb
03/07/20056200303/07/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated while parking the vehicle surged forward while his foot was on the brake. the vehicle went over a sidewalk, pushed over a sign and hit a fence, however no one was injured. the vehicle sustained damage to the front bumper. the vehicle was towed to the dealership for inspection; however no repairs have been made. the manufacturer was not alerted. updated 03/22/06.*jb
12/27/200510000104/27/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while attempting to pull in a parking space at 2 mph, the vehicle surged and suddenly accelerated without warning. the brake pedal was depressed at the time of the incident. the vehicle went through an intersection and over a public sidewalk before crashing into a fire hydrant. the contact and passenger were wearing safety restraints. the vehicle impacted the fire hydrant with such force that the fire hydrant was extracted 3 feet above ground. the vehicle was towed to the local dealership were diagnostic testing was performed. the local service dealer could not determine the cause of the accident; however the dealer additional testing will be performed before the vehicle is repaired. the police filed a report at the scene and the contact's insurance company also filed a report. there was additional property damage to the sidewalk, fire hydrant and a children's museum that was flooded by the water from the fire hydrant. *nm updated 2/27/2006 - the air bags also failed to deploy. *nm
09/11/200529311
 On 9/11/05 our 2005 toyota camry suddenly accelerated (sa) while the driver was slowly turning into a local parking lot. applying the brakes did not stop the auto but did leave skid marks on the pavement, as noted by the police. we turned off the ignition after several seconds but crashed into two parked cars. the car was towed to an auto body shop and later to a toyota body shop. toyota kept us from repairing the car for 12 days until their expert inspected the car. he reported no brake or throttle problem and disregarded the skid marks evidence. . we don't know if he checked the cruise control. a recent request for that information has given no response. toyota reported that nothing was wrong. we sold the car back to toyota at a $10,000 loss. after a month, the driver developed a severe right hip pain, attributed to the accident by two doctors. she recovered slowly with much therapy. we did not keep the car because we found that ,in several cases at least, a repaired sa car had a second sa. the possibility of a malfunctioning cruise control linkage was possibly not investigated. see odi 10136882. *dsy*jb
11/07/20052000107/29/2005
 Dt: contact states vehicle surged forward, lost control and hit another vehicle. she depressed the brakes, but the vehicle would not stop. there were no injuries, and no police report was taken. the dealer informed her no other failures of this type have been reported. it was the opinion of the manufacturer that it was driver's error.*ak updated 12/14/2005. the vehicle was parked when it suddenly accelerated. *nm
03/13/20056000210/29/2004
 Car surges. it has done this twice. the dealer can't find anything wrong with the car, and toyota stands behind the dealer. accidents were avoided both times. *nm
09/11/20052391102/26/2005
 I was making a left turn into the garrison parking lot,teaneck, driving my 2005 camry. i pressed very lightly on the accelerator. the car suddenly had a surge of acceleration disproportionate to my gentle tapping of the gas pedal. pressing the brake pedal and also turning the ignition key off did not slow the car down sufficiently to prevent a crash into two parked cars. there were no occupants in the parked car. my husband, irving j. borowitz, was with me. we had no apparent injuries at that time except for left shoulder ache (grace). we were both traumatized. the camry is at a toyota body shop, awaiting inspection by toyota representative tom morin on sept. 23. our allstate insurance adjuster estimated partial cost of repairs at $5025. no repairs have been done yet. the camry has 2391 miles. referred to you by leonrad burchman (voice of the elderly). car purchased feb 26, 2005 at parkway toyota, englwd cliffs, nj. *nm see odi 10145141. *dsy
09/04/20052100106/25/2005
 After being involved in a rear end collision (with my camry xle v6) when reversing out of a parking spot at a busy restaurant, i attempted to pull forward a foot or two and park by putting the car into drive (not pressing the accelerator). upon pressing the brake to park the car accelerated forward uncontrollably (without application of the gas pedal) crashing into the car parked in front of me and pushing that car into the car directly across the parking lot from it. the car directly across the parking lot was pushed over the concrete parking block and into a tree. after pushing the car in front of me, i was able to steer away from other cars and was finally able to stop the car only by using the emergency brake. from the time the car accelerated forward without pressing the gas pedal the brakes did not work. after clearing the cars i looked down to make sure i was using the brake pedal, which i was, and it was not working at all. during this entire incident there was a very loud and consistent noise coming from my car. the car is currently being inspected. *nm
08/18/20051108/06/2005
 My one week old toyota camry's speedometer doesn't show the correct speed. bell road toyota told me there's a 10% tolerance so if it's not off by more than that they won't fix it. mine is off by 10% and i think that's a hazard. every time i look down at the speedometer i have to do the math to figure out how fast i'm actually going. it's distracting to me and it's a danger to other drivers when i'm going slower than all the other traffic because of the speedometer being incorrect. i think the tolerance should be lower. *nm
08/03/2005110/01/2004
 2005 toyota camry se developed a problem with building up acceleration after slowing down.*mr when accelerating from a low speed the consumer noticed hesitation while trying to regain speed. *nm
07/29/20051000305/25/2005
 Dt: on july 29, 2005 when the consumer pressed the brake pedal the vehicle accelerated. this had occurred 3 times. the vehicle has a little over 1000 miles on it. the manufacturer gave the consumer a reference number to give to the dealer when he takes the vehicle to them. *nm
06/27/2005103/01/2005
 2005 toyota camry surges forward when the brakes are depressed.***no answer required***. *mr as a result the vehicle was involved in an accident. *nm
01/01/2005108/01/2004
 2005 toyota camry xle intermittently stalls when trying to accelerate from the stop position.*mr the dealer explained to the consumer that the vehicle was redesigned eliminating the accelerator linkage cable and that the behavior is typical and normal for that the 2005 camry.
06/04/20052600110/12/2004
 Dt: the consumer owns a 2005 toyota camry; she took the vehicle to the car wash. the vehicle was put into neutral, once it came off of the conveyer belt she entered the vehicle, put her foot on the gas and the vehicle did not move, the vehicle was put into drive with her foot on the brake. the vehicle accelerated into traffic, the vehicle hit a median strip. the airbags deployed and the consumer was knocked unconscious. she then hit a school building. she has a fractured leg, neck and facial injuries.. the vehicle was inspected but nothing was found. this happened june 4, 2005. the consumer is not sure whether there was a police report taken. she was taken to the emergency room immediately and has not left the hospital since. *jb
07/05/2005106/01/2005
 Dt: contact states after reading the owner's manual it stated not to let the engine idle for more than 20 minutes at a time. contact did not know this at the time of purchase. he has contacted the service dealer and the manufacturer of the vehicle. the service manager from the dealership said they did not know this was listed in the manual. the contact did file a claim with the manufacturer, the reference # is 20050609014.*ak
06/17/20057200209/26/2004
 Dt: pulling out of a mall had my foot on the brake instead of it slowing down the vehicle surged forward. this happened before, at first just thought it was consumer but this was the second time this happened. vehicle was repaired. *ak
04/05/20051108/18/2004
 The consumer experienced sudden acceleration 11 times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer after each incident, but the cause was still undetermined.*ak *jb
03/01/2005108/01/2004
 Toyota camry xle 2005, while driving vehicle stalled. *bf as the consumer applied the accelerator from a stop that is when the feeling of stalling would occur. the dealer told the consumer the vehicle does not have a linkage cable, but a sensor at the gas pedal; upon depressing the pedal the computer does all the rest and hesitation is normal. *jb
02/01/2005200310/30/2004
 Toyota camry le model has three problems: idle control is above 2400, rod that hold piston is not secure to hold it tight and causing the piston to jiggle around, toyota said that is a defective part and should replace the engine. and weather seal is inadaquate, you can hear all traffice noise with radio on full volume. dealer is very unfriendly and they gave me run around, they replaced the engine without my permission and still has same problems i had before they replace the engine and has not fix the other problems and refuses to give anyone else's name to talk to. 800# tells me to call dealer and dealer tells me to call 800# and still unable to resolve this issue. i will never buy toyota or recommend to anyone. becouse of the poor service when you have problem they do not want to talk to you and they give you run around.*ak
11/12/2004501
 The vehicle increases in rpm's without touching the accelerator pedal. when approaching a traffic light the rpm's will increase from 750 to 900 rpm's. the consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer. also contacted the manufacturer. it was explained to the consumer that this was the current design of the vehicle. *ak there was potential for an accident to occur in stop and go traffic. the consumer was aware of two other owners of this same make and model who have experienced the same problem. *sc
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
01/26/2010204/14/2005
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states vehicle has an intermittent accelerator problem *tgw the consumer stated while driving in the city, the vehicle suddenly accelerated with a loud roar and hit a curb damaging the front tire and hubcap. the consumer stated the vehicle was extremely difficult to control. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for an inspection, but they were unable to find any problems. *jb
01/01/19013
 2005 toyota camry. consumer states repeated unexplained throttle acceleration. *tgw the consumer stated on several occasions, the vehicle accelerated at full throttle. once the consumers wife was backing up and the vehicle almost crashed into a storefront. on another occasion, the vehicle accelerated at full throttle, but luckily, the consumer had his foot on the brake and was able to shut the vehicle off. *jb
03/13/200518000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while driving approximately 25 mph up hill the accelerator pedal became stuck in the open throttle position. the vehicle did not accelerate; however, it seemed to decrease in power as if the vehicle was shifted into neutral gear. the contact touched the accelerator pedal with minimal pressure and the vehicle resumed normal operation. the failure and current mileages were 180,000.
02/02/20101
 Letter on behalf of re her experience with unintended acceleration in her 2005 toyota camry; repy attn: atlanta office. *kb the consumer stated she backed out of a parking space onto a one way street with two lanes. no cars were coming in the first lane. as she began backing up, the vehicle suddenly accelerated backwards. she crossed the first lane and hit a truck in the second lane. it stopped after hitting the truck. *jb
06/23/2006111/13/2004
 Ltr fm (ma) re toyota braking and sudden unintended acceleration, owner of a 2005 toyota camry le. *tgw as the consumer started to park, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. she tried to brake, but the vehicle lurched forward and crashed into a building. no one was injured, but there was extensive damage to the front of the store as well as the vehicle. *jb
01/01/19012
 2003 and 2005 toyota camry with unintended acceleration. *kb while pulling out of a parking space, the 2003 camry suddenly accelerated. although the consumers husband applied the brake hard, the vehicle would not slow down. the vehicle crashed through a wooden barrier of the parking lot and then hit a fire hydrant, which stopped the vehicle. the air bags did not deploy and the consumer and her husband suffered injuries. the consumer no longer owns the 2003 which was totaled by the insurance company. the consumer purchased a 2005 camry to replace the 2003. on two separate occasions, sudden acceleration was experienced with the 2005 camry when the consumer slowly made a turn into a parking space. the consumer swiftly applied the brakes both times to avoid crashing into her house. *jb
01/23/201065000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry purchased new. the driver entered the vehicle, turned on the ignition and proceeded to place the vehicle into reverse to leave a parking space. the vehicle then began to spin around repeatedly as it abnormally accelerated and she attempted to depress the brake pedal. the brakes would not respond. the driver noticed the accelerator pedal was stuck down into the floorboard. the vehicle crashed into several other parked vehicles and began to slow down after each crash. eventually, the vehicle came to a stop on its own. the driver sustained minor bruising and seat-belt burns. a witness called the police to the scene and a report was filed. the manufacturer was contacted and because there were no recalls on the vehicle, they would not assist. the vehicle suffered sever body damage. no repairs were made to the vehicle. the current and failure mileages were under 65,000.
01/01/19011
 2005 toyota camry with sudden acceleration issue. *kb the consumer stated at the exit of a car wash, he put the vehicle in gear and it shot out of the building. the accelerator was not applied and it was not trapped under the mat. the consumer stated it only happened once. *jb
01/01/19011
 Ltr fm (md) re his mother's concern w/her 2005 toyota camry, she experienced sudden acceleration while driving, reply to rockville, md ofc. *kb the consumer wrote in on behalf of his mother. his mother previously owned a 2005 toyota camry, but traded it in for a new camry. the consumer was concerned about the person who may own the vehicle that she had. *jb
06/10/200828000
 Tl*the contact owns 2005 toyota camry. while driving 50 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck twice. the failure occurred one time in the fall and again while driving 45 mph in the summer. when the contact tapped the brakes, the vehicle started to decrease in speed each time. the contact stated that the weather was not a factor and the driver was able to regain control of vehicle each time the failure occurred. the contact took the vehicle to a toyota dealership who stated that the repairs would be made at the owners expense. the failure mileage was 28,000. the current mileage was approximately 35,000.
12/25/20093
 Consumer states that 2005 toyota camry needs to be added the toyota recall. *nj the consumer stated he experienced sudden acceleration on 3 separate occasions. the first incident happened in 2008. as he approached an intersection within an enclosed parking lot building, he applied the brakes, but suddenly the vehicle shot forward at an incredible speed and crashed into 3 parked cars. there were no injuries, but the damage was severe. the other two incidents happened on christmas day 2009. the first was at a street intersection near the consumer's home where he narrowly missed a car. the second was when the vehicle drastically accelerated into his garage hitting a desk and putting a hole in the wall. the damage was minimized by the use of the parking gear. the consumer was advised to remove the mats, but he felt as though the problem was way beyond the mats. *jb
12/09/2009650001
 2005 toyota camry gas pedal sticks while on at a constant rate of high speed (freeway). while depressing the pedal it would rachet and stick before returning to a normal position. my wife and i have had our 05 camry and this would occur at least twice a year. we believe that our 2005 camry should be included in the recall by toyota, which it is not, at this time. *jb
12/06/200624000308/31/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 toyota camry. while going forward into the garage at 1 mph on december 6, 2006, the vehicle lunged forward and crashed through a wall. the freezer, stove, kitchen cabinets, desk, table, and chairs were damaged. on a second occasion, the vehicle lunged forward, but no crash occurred. on june 15, 2007, the vehicle accelerated and crashed into the wall of a grocery store, causing extensive damage. the dealer had the vehicle after each failure and performed body work on the vehicle; however, the contact did not know what mechanical work was performed. when he asked for the paperwork. he was denied. the powertrain was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 24,000. updated 03-18-08 *bf the consumer stated airbags never deployed in both crashes. updated 03/18/08 *tr
12/12/2007102/10/2005
 He has been experiencing problem either with the transmission or the accelerator. when he start to accelerate sometimes, usually in low speed, 20% to 40% of the time, there is a few seconds the car does not respond, and suddenly he feel a jolt and the car jumps violently. he has to look back whenever it happens to see if someone has crash in to his car. if there is a car infront of him while in traffic, this could lead potential car accident of hitting the car infront of him. he also has to make sure he does not park too close to other cars or the wall. i have help him reported the issue to dealer 2 times many months ago and they said they can not fix the problem if they can't feel the problem. i have also told the headquarter i found numerous complaints on the same hesitation/acceleration problem my father experiencing and i noticed toyota have been telling other people same response that dealer can not fix the problem if dealer can not feel the problem, and dealer have been telling people this is normal behavior for those who revisited many times. there are hundreds of complaints about this issue if you go search on google (using keyward toyota camery transmission problem). one of the website is i found from google result for example was http://www.autobytel.com/content/research/forums/index.cfm/action/posts/fid/2852. it has 27 pages of such complaints . i have also notice such complaints does not apply to just 2005 year camery but against 2002 and 2007 camery as well. with so many cars they sold over 5 years and so many complaints on their transmission that can lead accidents and possibly already did, toyota are making individuals feel as if they are the only one imagining things. a few people said certain stores allow them to do a computer chip fix, and the fix was not helpful. on top of transmission problem. he noticed paint peeling, rust paint under 15x magnifying glasses, a bubble on dash board. *tr
06/23/20065200108/05/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably while the driver's foot was planted on the brake pedal. the vehicle was in the process of being parked when the incident occurred. the vehicle hit a pole and stopped. the dealer was contacted on 06/26/06 and could not determine why this problem occurred.
07/04/2005408604/18/2005
 Was sitting in my 2005 toyota camry xle in park idling when i placed it in drive it surged quickly forward and hit my brick garage wall
05/05/2005108104/19/2005
 New vehicle driven 108 miles. the only problens notices was the radio would turn itself on when hitting a slight bump in the road. cruise control light did not go off when brakes were engaged, but would disconnect cruise control. was parking in a mall parking lot parrall to access road. speed no more than 1 or 2 mph. front wheel dropped into hole. the accelorator caused the car to lurch forward. applied brakes but was unable to keep car from moving forward at a slow speed of 5 mph. turned right, to avoid striking handicap parking sign, into the path of a pickup truck traveling on mall access road. struck truck and continued forward toward pedestrians on sidewalk. managed to avoid them and the engined stopped at that point. i applied the brake so hard i injured my right hamstring muscle and was unable to walk. toyota seized vehicle for inspection and has not released or inspected it as of this date.
04/25/20053300310/17/2004
 I have driven a toyota camry for 14 years and have never had an accident nor a traffic citation. in october 2004 we bought a new toyota camry. on april 25, 2005 i drove to a meeting at a private home on a 27 acre farm. i had two passengers in the car. when backing up very slowly to turn the car around i had a sudden unexpected speed surge. brakes did not work. i glanced off one car damaging the back bumper and putting a crease in the side, then hit a pickup truck square on its bumper knocking off the licence plate. since there were people, cars and buildings behind me, i managed to get it out of reverse but then it surged forward (no brakes) went about 150 ft and i had to turn off the key in an attempt to slow the car down. this was on a long gravel driveway and the car was out of control. it coasted about 90 ft, went through a wire fence, hit a fence post, a roof support, and hit a 800 lb baler which moved 5 ft into a large farm sprayer. three people witnessed what happened and heard the car when it surged backward. the rear seat belt snapped open on impact. one of the passengers was injured, one had bruises.
05/18/2005125505/05/2005
 2005 camry xle v6. car hesitates or lags upon acceleration. from dead stop accelerator pedal has a lag before car will accelerate. while merging onto highway, car will hesitate when depressing the accelerator before the car will accelerate. drove another 2005 camry v6 and experienced the same thing.
12/15/2004100
 Vehicle hesitated then launched forward before accelerating. vehicle was serviced by the dealership 3 times. dealership indicated technically the vehicle was performing as it should, but there was a problem with the new drive by wire technology for which manufacturer had to provide a remedy.*ak
01/25/20051
 While the driver's foot was on the brake pedal vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably applied the brake pedal numerous times and the vehicle continued to accelerate. driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. the cause has not been determined.*ak
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - CRUISE CONTROL
09/06/2005355308/23/2005
 Cruise control does not deactivate after turning off and on again. this occurs if nothing else is done to deactivate it (e.g. pressing brake). then, when you turn it back on, it sets to a different speed. to reproduce: set cruise control at 60 mph. then, set to 65 mph. then, turn off (by pressing button on end of wheel mounted lever switch, not using brake or anything else). then, turn back on (again, by pressing button on end of wheel mounted lever). notice, it is set at 60 mph or something other than last setting and vehicle tries to cruise at that speed, but should not be set to any speed. *nm
08/12/200564001
 Dt: the cruise control took off and accelerated on its own. went two yards and hit a telephone pole. upon impact, the air bags did deploy. contacted toyota, there were supposed to call back, come and look at vehicle. . this happened on august 12, 2005. the consumer did not want to give phone number.*ak
07/03/20056500103/04/2005
 Dt: 2005 toyota camry xle, cruise control does not hold vehicle back. this is not a problem on level ground or up hill. if the vehicle is going down hill, the cruise control will not stay, causing the vehicle to accelerate at a faster speed than is safe under the circumstances. after the consumer purchased the vehicle, the dealer and the manufacturer told consumer that was the way the vehicle performed. consumer considers this is a safety issue, and it is not acceptable, consumer filed a complaint # 20050706 on july 6, 2005 with toyota. there are no other known problems with this vehicle and it is still under warranty. *ak