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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,500 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 112012


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while at a stop light, another vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle then reversed and crashed into the vehcle a second time from the front end. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and one injury was reported. On another occasion, the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the rear passenger wheel felt abnormal and as a result the contact crashed into an embankment. The air bags again did not deploy and the contact injured her back and legs. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000. The VIN was not available.

- Sherveport, LA, USA

problem #1

Feb 092009


  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the wheel balancing lead weight detached from the vehicle. The vehicle has aluminum alloy rims. The weight detached from the rim and became lodged between the brake caliper and the wheel. The dealer re-balanced the wheel. If the weight had entered into the caliper, the brakes would have completely failed. The failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 05\19\09 the balancing weights that were installed on the passenger side front wheel had come off. It wedged itself between the brake calipers and the wheel. Updated 05/20/09.

- Utica, NY, USA

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