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. 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 (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. typically receives more complaints per day about vehicles than the NHTSA does, but the news media did not repeatedly say "go to 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
56,900 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace air filter (1 reports)
2004 Toyota Camry fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 212008

Camry LE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,900 miles


The fuel tank air filter on the 2004 Camry is under the car by the left rear wheel, where dust can easily get in. If one drives on gravel roads, as we do, expect to replace the fuel tank air filter ($550) every 20,000 miles, because Toyota won't take responsibility for their design flaw. Whoever decided the location for the filter must think everyone drives only on pavement!

- , Osceola, NE, USA

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