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:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,405 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 #3

Jan 012012


  • miles


2004 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to problems with the front seat belts. The consumer stated about a year ago, the driver's seat belt started folding over itself in the slot making it difficult to pull out. After pulling hard and manipulating it to straighten it out, it wouldn't tighten up or retract. The consumer stated it used to happen occasionally, but now he has to struggle with it over 50% of the time. The passenger seat belt, has developed the same problem.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #2

Dec 102007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,215 miles
Front seat on the drivers side moves when driving (stop for traffic or start after stopping) was advised their is no problem. Also the front and rear bumpers have changed color from the original color. I have noticed numerous other blue Camry with the same discoloration of front and rear bumepers.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #1

Aug 042007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Crash on 8/4/07. Neither of our air bags deployed or shoulder straps on the seat belt worked. We were stopped for a vehicle making a left turn on a highway. There was a pick-up waiting in front of us. A driver failed to stop and rear-ended us. My husband's head went through the windshield. We both suffered injuries, that we are still being treated for.

- Onamia, MN, USA

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