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.

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Typical Repair Cost:
$5,300.00
Average Mileage:
77,981 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. engine replacement (1 reports)
2004 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 172013

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,981 miles

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

There was a water splash sound from the right side of the car and engine light on. The temperature gauge was normal and never over heated. Took to mechanic and replaced spark plug and ignition coils for two cylinders. The same day I got the car back from dealer, engine light came on. Towed it to the dealer. This time engine blew up and I had to replace the engine.

- , Metuchen, NJ, USA

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