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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
63,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. for dealer to pay for the new door (2 reports)
2004 Toyota Camry body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012008

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,923 miles


Both back doors have rust streaks coming from handles. Noticed numerous cars of same make and model with same issue - ONLY on rear door handles.

- camrydriver, Scarborough, ON, Canada

problem #1

Nov 012006

(reported on)

Camry LE 4CC

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles

John Eagle Sport City Toyota 12650 LBJ Freeway Dallas, Tx 75228

I bought a 2004 Toyota Camry; from this dealership on 7/2/2005 the car had 32,000 miles on it. The car now has 71,900 miles on it the problem with my car is the passenger side door needs to be fix.

The problem is Rod in Door has come loose from door and needs to be resucured. The Body shop saids in order to fix the it the door must be replaced at my cost.

Even with this miles on car I feel this problem has nothing to do with the miles. But the door was put together poorly; Toyota claims that their cars go for thousands of miles without problems.

My point is that I have not had any major accidentals in the car for this problem to happen. Also, they claim that the car was certify used veh. What does that mean?

I will fight what is right all the way to the top.

- Roosevelt K., Wylie, TX, US

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