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:
124,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2004 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012012

Camry LE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles


Poor manufacturer of aluminum block results in striping threads of block by cylinder head bolts. Repair cost estimated at $3,000

- , Arlington, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 102011

Camry 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

don't buy a toyota camry no quality when car is assembled and toyota knows about and does not care why they only care if someone dies or they have a lawsuit most customers discover the issue, leaking oil near the head gasket and where cylinder head meets engine block , what they do , they trade it in toyota service dept knows all about the problem but but play a game with customer , sorry it's your problem customer at 1300.00 cost for whole job, and 2 weeks in the shop i think toyota owes me big time anybody have a same problem ? i am talking soon with wade hoyt , pr director of toyota anyone joining me.

- , Malden, MA, USA

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