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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
136,702 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine (1 reports)
2004 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

May 172010

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,702 miles


Long story short.....Leaking coolant , dealer says head gasket gone, there would be a possibility bolts would strip upon removal. if they did strip it would mean replacing with a new short block $6500 + or used engine $4000 vicinity. bolts did strip during removal . I've decided to go with used engine 20K . I'm not impressed, this is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned but it sure leaves me wondering if I'll ever own another Toyota. We'll see after I have the final bill and chat with Toyota as the dealer has already told me there was nothing they could do for me

- , Fredericton, NB, Canada

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