Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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CarComplaints.com Notes: Beware of the NHTSA complaint data for the 2004 Camry. It is almost certainly misleading.

The problem with NHTSA data for the 2004 Camry is that for months on end, the news media repeatedly told the public that several Toyota models had an unintended acceleration defect, & to go to safercar.gov (the NHTSA's website) to file a complaint.

So, the NHTSA received a disproportionate number of complaints about unintended acceleration issues because of the national news media attention, to the point where their data is unreliable taken in context with any other vehicle that did not receive national news attention.

CarComplaints.com typically receives more complaints per day about vehicles than the NHTSA does, but the news media did not repeatedly say "go to CarComplaints.com to report your Camry acceleration problems" like they did about the NHTSA -- so although we have less complaint data than the NHTSA for the 2004 Camry, our data for the Camry is a far more statistically accurate representation of the Camry's reliability than what the NHTSA data shows.

4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,050 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2004 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,100 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

- the contact had a 2004 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the front window defroster turned off/failed when water splashed onto the vehicle by another vehicle while driving under rainy conditions at 35 mph.. the windows fogged up and she had to roll down the driver's side window to see. The contact pulled to the side of the road and saw that the defroster light and the air recirculation light were flashing. After a few minutes the defroster started working again, but the failure recurred the next time the vehicle was splashed. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they told her that the vehicle was operating normally. Updated 2/22/2007 -the consumer was told that the failure was her fault.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #1

Sep 062004

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a strong smell coming through the defogger system of the vehicle, which is causing the driver to become nauseas. Vehicle taken to the dealer for checkup, but the cause is undetermined.

- Madison, WI, USA

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