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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
600 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. toyota says the noise is normal and will subside with miles. (1 reports)
2004 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 082004

(reported on)

Camry XLE V-6

  • 600 miles

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

Light ticking sound due to (according to dealer and Toyota NA) fuel injector solenoids. Problem is only one makes a sound and I own or owned two other Toyota's with same fuel system that didn't/don't make any noise. Toyota says it is normal and will subside as I get more miles on the car. Apparently they don;t care how annoying it is to their customers. At some point in time I may get smart and buy another product and that time is fast approaching. After owning four Camry's (none of which have been trouble free) and several other Toyota's (none of which have been trouble free) you would think I would learn. I don't mind the problems in as much as you have expect at least minor problems which anything that is massed produced. What has finally got to me is Toyota's attitude in correcting the problems which has been basically; tough sh*t. As I told them in one of my emails: They built their reputation for producing an excellent product and follow up service; now they are trying to live on that reputation without actually living up to it.

- , O'Fallon, IL, USA

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