In April 2012, our 2003 Toyota Camry surged into a parked van while I was attempting to park behind the van. I had to move up maybe 2 feet (while 5-6 feet) behind the van when the car surged forward when I hit the accelerator from a dead stop.
It did some minor damage to the bumper of the van, but in instinctively turning left, away from the van when the Camry surged the center/passenger side front of the Camry was damaged. It did some extensive damage to the front and passenger side body of the car, but even more damage under the hood, resulting in over $8,000 in damage. My insurance totaled out the car!
I called the local dealer service department to ask if they were aware of any surge problems, and of course they said no.
Review about: Toyota Car.
Monetary Loss: $11000.