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
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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.

2004 Toyota Camry seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 142008


  • 70,000 miles


Accident on March 14th, 2008. 2004 Toyota Camry was hit in passanger door by car ging approx. 45 mph. I was the driver of the Camry. The side and curtain airbags failed to delpoy. I suffered some blunt head trama and was in the hospital for 2 days. The Camry was totaled.

- Ft Mill, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 282005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated while 2004 Toyota Camry was not moving it was rear ended and pushed across the highway into a parked van. The impact was mainly on the front passenger's side. The driver's side air bag deployed, but the passenger's side air bag did not deploy. The vehicle was totaled. A police report was taken at the scene. There has been no inspection to the vehicle since the accident. The contact sustained an injury, a fractured wrist. Updated 1/11/2006.

- Guilderand, NY, USA

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