The Camry is a comfortable, refined, and quiet sedan offering a pleasant driving experience. Access is easy and controls are intuitive. Its comfort, room, and quietness suggest a larger, more expensive car. The four-cylinder engine is particularly smooth and refined. Stability control and side curtain airbags were optional on higher trim lines, making the Camry one of the first family sedans to offer these safety features.
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There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 Toyota Camry owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Bad toe-in causing wear on inner tread"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Independent repair shop performed front end alignment. They corrected the alignment issue, but left the steering wheel off-center by about 10-12 degrees. Took it to dealer for steering wheel centering"

Roy H., WV (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Upper right ball joint failed"

Bobby J., VA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE Unsure)

"Right front wheel had excessive wobble"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The right front control arm was replaced and the bushings in the left front control arm were replaced"

Michael W., PA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering rack tie rod end"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Power steering pump was leaking. I had it replaced at about 170,000 miles"

Charles C., OR (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"had lines replace"

Donald M., MA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking power steering return line. Replaced by dealer"

Jacob S., NC (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to age leak occurred because rust"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Camry Standard 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Showed a leak at 128,350 miles"

Dave H., WI (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Rack leaked along with a torn boot"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"power steering line leak - replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"line leaked as a result of rubbing on another part of car"

Terry H., TX (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the power steering hoses started to leak"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"oil leakage in the system"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Shocks & struts were determined to need replacement; so, I had them replaced"

Anonymous, IA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn out. Need replacing"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I had the front struts replaced and it took quite a while to get the noise out. A friend of mine, a Lexus mechanic, fixed it for me"

Charles C., OR (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace shocks and struts"

Steve R., AZ (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken strut bracet"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"vehicle driven on poor Michigan roads. Struts just wore out. Husband replaced them himself with parts from Rock Auto.com Not a big deal"

Sharon D., MI (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Sterling well vibration. There were other parts replaced but I can't locate the work order"

Don V., CA (2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.3-L V6)

"Struts were bent and leaking due to alignment problem that hadn't been checked during a recent periodic service. Each wheel was pulling a slightly opposite direction, allowing the car to drive without veering right or left, but pulling the struts apart"

Nancy M., TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced struts"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise from rear suspension. Don't notice any abnormal tire wear like cupping"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"a lot of noise front right and something broke before the dealer could figure out what was wrong. $3000 in repairs"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the struts mounting spring broke shortly after hitting a speed bump at a too high rate of speed"

Russel G., NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I experienced a continual bumping or knocking which I thought was in the trunk. It turned out to be serious, about 900 dollars for struts and stabilizer bar"

Paul G., MO (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Strut leaking"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"car was slipping when turning around in a cul-de-sac. Mechanic diagnosed the problem. With new struts car runs much smoother"

Donald E., CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear"

Harold H., CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the rear struts and mounts. In a Camry that is premature considering the age and mileage of the car. My 2001 is older and has way more miles, but without the suspension issues of my 2004"

Daniel G., AZ (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"rear struts rotted out requiring replacement"

Anonymous, RI (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front wheel drive vehicles experience front end issues at a greater frequency then that of rear wheel cars"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"The steering column and struts, beerings had to be replaced,,worn out"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Started getting banging sounds from rear of car. Rear suspension was loose. Fixed for about $350"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"spring cracked due to corrosion and wheels could not be aligned. also caused noise while driving until replaced"

Anonymous, MB (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Spring broke"

Anonymous, IA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"scerching sound.no problem with driving,jut ware from age and milage"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Bracket on sway bar rusted through. Replaced for a repair bill of about $200.00"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"See previous observation"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The entire power steering system had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The steering wheel was much too unresponsive. The Toyota dealer had to replace the rack and steering. They also lubricated the intermediate steering shaft"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Rack and pinion stopped working at just over 100,000 miles. Had to be replaced. $1,100.00"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace leaking parst in the steering system at a cost of about $1000"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.0-L V6)

"After 12 years, the original rack and pinion required replacement"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"U-joint connection in steering column had to be replaced. Repair technician said they do a lot of those"

Thomas W., NH (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The boot covering the steering gear was broken and we chose to replace the rack and pinion"

Anonymous, AR (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering shaft problem"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Not certain, but was found to be deteriorating and had to be repaired"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"There was a leak. Checked and replaced rack and pinion"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"needed to have front end rebuilt"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)

"2nd TIME HAD TO HAVE REPLACED SINCE I BOUGHT IT!"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Feb 2015 Rack and Pinion system failed. Cost $1,600 to replace and repair. I got three estimates; they were all within $50 of each other. Had it repaired at Whittier Toyota Whittier CA"

Jay J., CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the U-Joints in steering-shaft ($1400), since lower one rusted due to exposure to NY winters and road-salt"

Kara W., NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering rack seals and boot leaking requiring replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"This is my third camry , never had problem before. est of 2k to repair, if not a boot problem"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking crack in boot"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)

"The spines on the column were worn and made a clicking noise when rotating the steering wheel"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"steering wheel had vibration and clunking- was related to need to repair steering column connections"

Thomas W., NH (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering wheel just started wobbling under normal driving conditions"

John L., MA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"During the problem with the struts a tire wore unevenly after the fix I had much ummming from "a tire". It looks like the tire also lost a weight. The tires have absolute no traction on damp roads. bF Goodrich"

Paul G., MO (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"bolt had completely frozen, requiring professional service to remove so that brake pads could be replaced"

Thomas G., PA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The calipers on one rear and one front brake were frozen and did not engahe the rotors at all"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front caliper was seizing and ate into the metal plate"

Nancy M., TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"corrison and freezing"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"I heard scraping and needed the calipers worked on. I believe it was probably normal wear and tear. Don't think I've ever had them worked on before"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The calipers needed to be replaced. One was not working properly"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"a filling station which has worked on the Camry, said the master cylinder was fine. we drove it for a while then had the car towed to the dealer, when we were afraid to drive it. The dealer installed a new master cylinder and the car if fine"

Pat T., TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to be replaced, brake pedal was mushy"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brake pads worn after 40,000 miles in a way the dealer said was more typical of 60,000 miles"

Dave H., WI (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace front rotors and rear calipers and rotors due to severe rusting. Rear caliper stuck and wore pads. Probably due to state of CT using very caustic spray magnesium on roads instead of rock salt. CU should address this problem in print"

Mike Z., CT (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"freeze up and stick"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The rotors do not last long before warping"

Scott G., PA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pad worn and rotor warped. Replaced pad and turned the rotors"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes were worn and scored the rotors (the brakes were "mushy" when used and had pronounced vibration), so that both had to be replaced. The repair took care of the problem, but recently the brakes have started to vibrate again"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"warped rotor"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Frequent wear of brakes as well suspension systems"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes were mushy since the car was new. Toyota maintenance told us that they were all likle that"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The front rotors started squeaking so I had the rotors and pads replaced. They had over 100,000 miles on them"

Gary N., ID (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Some sort of a PIN that that the pads slide on was rusty and cause the brake pedal to be soft"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"steering wheel chatter when applying brakes"

Jerome G., MN (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"I thought it was pretty amazing that I had gone over 120,000 miles without replacing the brakes. Should have realized it a bit sooner so that I didn't have to replace the rotors, but not unhappy about the whole thing"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Twice I've hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal once with serious damage to store front"

J M., PA (2004 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had not been changed for a long time"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"about every 100000km disc brakes have to be changed and now it was the drum brakes in the back. I also replace the shock absorbers because of our road conditions hard winter and lots of holes!"

Anonymous, QC (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes don't last as long as they did years ago"

John B., NH (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"needed to be tightened"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes worn out. But they were the originals so just normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"Sunroof drain clogged and caused leaks into the interior during heavy rains season"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Same as previous comment"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"water pump leak - replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaks into the car during drive through carwash if the A/C is on"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"I had a coolant leak form the coolant pump"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Steam coming from the engine. I assumed that it was the water pump. The car now is being inspected for any water or refrigerant leak"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Replacement of water pump. Air leaked into the heating coil"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"seals and stripping wearing out"

Joseph W., PA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks and rattles came from brakes and suspension. Both have been repaired. Drives like new"

Dorothy W., FL (2004 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"Broken strut bracket, bushings"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"body support missing on rear of vehicle"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"loose plastic shield under the front bumper rattling"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The noise is comong from the right front when you are goinmg down the hiway. The noise stops when you apply the brakes"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"not related to that but I own 2 toyotas and have trouble with door locks and electric windows in both I think this is a general problem"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Toyota Camry Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"The brakes squeak when I release the brakes. I was told that the brakes are in good shape with 30% left. The squeak can only be resolved with replacing the brakes"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The car squeaks in several areas in the interior. The most obvious is around the dash mounted stereo system. There are also some rattles from the doors and a few squeaks in other places"

Daniel G., AZ (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"makes squeaking sounds when I press gas paddle, accelerate"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"from the steering shaft at start up only from a cold engine"

Anonymous, BC (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"rattle in dash"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.3-L V6)

"It has always had lots of annoying rattles and road noise when driving and it gets slightly worse every year"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"highway driving"

Donald M., MA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise is excessive particularly at higher speeds"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"Worn weather stripping around door windows"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"driver side front door seal does not seal out wind noise"

Anonymous, WV (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Wind/road noise in this Camry has been annoying at highway speeds since I bought it"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"VERY loud highway driving, has become increasingly difficult to have conversations with others in the car while driving on a highway. Higher rates of speed make it louder"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Camry Standard 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"Exhaust from manifold needed replaced. The catalytic converter was actually ok, but it is embedded in pipe that was bad so whole system needed replacement. Still this was an original equipment replacement. Expensive, but never had exhaust failure in the past"

John S., IL (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Converter old would not pass emissions test. Normal mileage replacement per independent mechanic"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Catalytic converter replacement requires entire exhaust pipe and muffler replacement"

Kenneth S., MD (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter needed replacement prior to smog inspection"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Car stays in Connecticut. Exhaust system rusted out"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The unusually low mileage of the auto caused the whole exhaust system to rust, front to back, so it needed replacement"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the part that connects the converter to wore out"

Kathy B., NJ (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"original exhaust system front flex pipe failure. had a new section welded in place. ( By the way, I do not own a second Toyota Camry as indicated in this survey)"

Tom V., MI (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a leak ( a hole?) in the exhaust near the manifold. They, dealer service, recommended replacing the entire exhaust system so that all the connections would fit "perfectly". Toyota part (stainless steel) would cost $1400. Aftermarket (not stainless steel) would cost $900. Because of car age, my age and annual mileage I chose the later"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The flex coupling had to be replaced due to rusted gap"

Thomas G., PA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter needs to be replaced when an exhaust leak is detected in the manifold"

Kenneth S., MD (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Part of exhaust had rusted and exhaust noise was heard. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace the flex connection at the cat converter"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The flexible joint between the exhaust manifold pipe and the next pipe failed due to age. It was replaced by a flanged joint hundreds cheaper than a Toyota flexible joint"

Michael W., PA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to have the front flex pipe with converter replaced due to exhaust leakage"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The small section of steel pipe that connects the exhaust manifold/catalytic converter to the aluminum exhaust pipe rusted and leaked; it was noisy and was not deemed safe to pass state inspection. It was replaced"

Bernard M., NC (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"had a leak of gasoline entering exhaust at start up. would burn off after the car had started. Required service to correct the problem"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Camry Standard 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced valve gaskets - labor intensive, expensive and car was out of service for 6 days"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry XLE Unsure)

"muffler worn out"

Joseph W., PA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Just normal wear for these parts"

Donald G., MA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Leak/crack in connecting pipe. Easily fixed by welding in replacement piece"

Anonymous, IA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Connecting pipe wrap had deteriorated"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Not sure I consider this a problem, because it is the first issue I've ever had with the exhaust system on this car. The flex pipe between the manifold and the catalytic converter had deteriorated and needed to be replaced. Cost was approximately $800"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Pipe from manifold to converter rusted and failed"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Pipe leading to muffler rusted out"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"This trim on the front to the back on both sides 1/4" thick kept popping. Couldnt take it through a car wash. One i paid outdide of toyota to put back on snd it remains on"

Patricia C., FL (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The chrome colored plastic has come off the molding on the doors. I assumed that the molding was really metal and not plastic"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Chalking and fading, seems to be oxidizing"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry Standard 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Through age the painting was badly scratched and peeled"

Pearl J., FL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Small cracks in paint on hood and some on truck. Had it repainted once . Painter stated it was a problem with some of the 2004 models"

E R., NC (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat is peeling off"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"All of a sudden, roof and trunk the paint faded in these two areas"

Patricia C., FL (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint held up very well for 12 years! But in the last year, it gave up the fight. Still looks ok, but there is some chipping on the roof edges"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Overall paint on the was OK. But suddenly just over the roof near the windshield area I noticed paint randomly bubbled. First, I thought it might be rain drops. But when I washed the car with the water hose, those bubbles peeled off. Very strange - never happened before"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat flaking off"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"bumpers"

Fred M., CA (2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.3-L V6)

"The gloss that is on the car is fine except for the trunk which has dulled and seems faded"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on roof and rear spoiler are faded reel bad"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Hood has irregular creaks in paint. Paint needs to be removed and repainted. Possible cause is a single layer of combined paint and sealer"

E R., NC (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

""Bald" spot on trunk and on the front part of the hood - paint fading"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry Standard Unsure)

"From the moment I noticed the slight cracking of the paint/finish on my roof, to about 30% of the roof cracked was less than a month. I wash my car between weekly and monthly - depending on how it looks (using the upgraded "wax" option in car washes"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint is starting to fade"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"paint peeling off bumpers and fading paint on horizontal surfaces"

Anonymous, RI (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"paint is "soft" and scratches/mars easily. It has not held up like paint on other cars I have had. (Mazda, Mercury)"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Lots of salt used on the roads in this rural northern Michigan long winters. Rust is unfortunately inevitable. Husband has done some minor spot rust repairs. But it is starting to really show more"

Sharon D., MI (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust spotting on the rear/trunk of the vehicle"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota Camry XLE Unsure)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Headliner is loose. The back half of headliner is hanging down and partially blocks rear view"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the fabric that is glued on surface of interior is peeling off badly"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The chrome colored plastic has peeled off the door handles yielding a white plastic. I was told that it would cost over $400 to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"valve noise upon startup"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"small oil leak - too expensive to fix"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"oil leak from valve cover gasket. replaced valve cover gasket"

Rufus S., TN (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the car needed a new oill pan as the original was cracked and leaking oil. That has been fixed"

Pat T., TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Consumes oil at interstate speeds"

Jacob S., NC (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaks from transmission bottom gasket and vacuum leaks from the engine"

Manuel P., TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"a valve cover gasket leaks This is on a replacement engine from a previous radiator cap leak"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"even though I had my oil changed almost exclusively at the dealership the oil plug stripped and caused me to have to replace the whole oil pad"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It must be a minor leak or burn-off, but after a couple months, the oil level is reduced significantly. Also, puffs of white smoke exit the tailpipe immediately after starting the car"

Jacob B., IA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Slight drips of oil from engine seal, they want $850 to repair but I prefer a piece of cardboard on the garage floor"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Camry)

"Valve covers leaking down into cylinders causing blue smoke on cold engine start"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"lifters needed replacing"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Toyota Camry Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Some oil starting leak a few drops from oil plug"

John Z., IL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The timing chain cover was leaking oil"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light came on. One sensor had to be replaced but the other one just had to be cleaned"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Engine mounts

"During routine service at the dealership, they noticed a crack in one of the engine mounts. Had this fixed before it got worse and caused bigger problems"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"upper torque bar failed for the second time during ownership"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"one of them broke"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"I smelled gas while driving.9There was a sludge buildup on the outside of the engine"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry Unsure 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"After 165000 miles, it was not unusual that it needed a new compressor. No other AC problems previously"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor is rattling upon acceleration"

Terry H., TX (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the technician servicing my car told me my compressor was dented and needed to be relaced"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioner frequently needs repair"

Owen F., OH (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"needed replacing"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)
Automatic climate control

"see previous"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It doesn't provide even cooling or heating"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The temperature is not maintained. The heater only works when put on high and then maintains temperature. There is a consistent ticking sound coming from under the dash"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn't heat adequately. Windshield defroster is weak"

H W., OR (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Inadequate heating with auto function"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"heating valve for evaporator"

Anonymous, HI (2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.3-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Car was not cooling good. Had refrigerant added. So far so good"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I smell coolant when running the cabin fan or air conditioner"

Jacob B., IA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

"CD player doesn't work anymore"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)

"Cds no longer play in the unit"

Robert M., FL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"CD became permanently stuck inside. Whole unit had to be replaced"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"CD quit working"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It was actually the tape deck, which is part of the CD system"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"quit working"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"The player does not read compact discs of any type. The CD player skips"

Matthew A., NH (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"VERY difficult to adjust the volume. It is necessary to pull on the knob and turn it slowly to make any adjustment at all. Cost a fortune to have it repaired at the deal. So we just live with it. Very bad to use while driving in traffic"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio sound not always available. It's pretty old.... so time for new one"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"had to replace the digital display screen (mileage, fuel. etc)"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Unable at times to be heard when on phone GPS (cuts out sporadically)"

Phillip L., NC (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Speakers

"rear deck speaker covers have disintegrated from sun exposure"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"speaker's grill cover is made of plastic that is decaying and chipping away after exposing to sunlight for over 10 years"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Failed to charge battery. Had diagnosis and replacement at dealership"

Keith A., NM (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Started squealing took it to the dealership"

Betty W., SC (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The nut that holds the alternator pulley on loosened up and fell off which ruined the alternator at 105k miles. No one ever worked on the alternator or fan belt"

Timothy T., LA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator needed replacing. Also the electronic assembly to control the accelerator need to be replaced"

Peter E., MA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"failed while driving at 130000 miles. Easily replaced for $400"

Duwayne A., FL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"alternator failed"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Failed alternator apparently damaged battery, which would not hold a charge. Replaced it myself"

Keith A., NM (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"WAS NOT A FAILURE. IT WAS A IDEAL TIME TO CHANGE"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Serious spark plug accessibility problems. Plugs buried between engine and firewall. Cost $400.00 labor to change"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)
Starter

"Slower and slower starting until it would not start at all"

Owen F., OH (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"Catalytic control replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Camry Standard Unsure)

"I could not pass the n.y. emission test"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"New fuel cap was installed but check engine light kept coming on. A new canister with charcoal needed to be installed. That fixed the problem. The check engine light has not lit up since last July"

Sue M., NY (2004 Toyota Camry Unsure Unsure)

"A sensor failed"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Chronic check-engine light warnings that indicate lean fuel-air mix"

Anonymous, OK (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light came on. Had the guys at Advanced Auto Parts check the code. Took it to the dealership the next day and had the O2 sensor replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Engine warning light on. Service found O2 sensor failure"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light kept coming on. After three visits to a mechanic several oxygen sensors needed to be replaced for a total repair bill over more the $1,000.00"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"Chek Engine light has come on three times in the five years we have owned this car. Twice if was fixed by our mechanic plugging in the monitor. Once had to replace the sensor"

Nathan H., TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Oxygen sensor failed and check engine alarm lamp indicated the problem"

Edward H., CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

"Front turn signal did not work"

Douglas J., TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"The headlights became fogged; had them cleared once. Lasted a month or two. Had to buy new headlights at a significant cost"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulb failed"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

"FOGGY needed work"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The headlight covers have been "foggy" for several years now. New covers are way too expensive and the kit that I bought to clean the covers didn't work"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Camry Standard Unsure)
Heated or cooled seats

"Both the driver and passenger heater seats went out at the same time AFTER the light indicator was replaced. Dealer claimed it was not their problem and we needed new seat heaters at the price of almost $700 each. I had it done someplace else for $"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Only the driver side door unlocks on keyless entry. The other doors do not"

Louis F., CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Electrical junction box went bad - unable to unlock power door locks on the 3 passenger doors. All 3 LOCK when using remote keyless entry, but they wilol not UNLOCK. Part cost $850 plus 2 hr labor charges"

Johnnie B., CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"every door does not unlock when remoted"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry Standard 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Seat belts

"Driver's seat belt. At times belt will bend over on itself. One body man said replace mechanism and belts (I think the price was over $300). I did not do it. So far with difficulty we have straightened out the belt ourselves"

E R., NC (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Seat belts do not retract well. Perhaps this is to be expected in a 10 year old car"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

"the inside decorative cover plate over the mirror's cranking system keeps falling off"

Edwin R., SC (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"I am unable to adjust the lumbar control"

Edwin R., SC (2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"some assembly part of the sunroof broke in the open position and the repair cost $2000.00 - and had to return to dealer three times to get the seal corrected"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.3-L V6)

"At times the trunk will not latch closed"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Portion of the master (driver's side) switch controlling the front passenger window failed. Since it costs about $500 to replace, I decided to leave the window permanently up"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver side window just... fell down. into the door"

John T., CO (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Oil leaking into the cylinders and causing white smoke at start"

Steve R., AZ (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Car started smoking at startup at 119000.Resulting in need to replace valve stem seals, air fuel sensor and oxygensensor"

Duwayne A., FL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"excess oil consumption, smoke when starting"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Valve stem Seals need to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Cost $1,000 to replace timing belt"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.3-L V6)

"Main bearing went out - found replacement engine rather than rebuilding"

Harold S., CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"It was due and it broke before we had the chance to replace it"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"Replaced with the water pump"

Gary C., VA (2004 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)
Water pump

"Replaced it"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to be replaced"

Gary C., VA (2004 Toyota Camry LE Unsure)

"Was told that water pump was weak, coolant level had been droping"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had 3 water pumps so far-leaking. The screws holding it in kept breaking. Mechanic had to drop engine to get to pump and replace screws with bolts. No problems since"

Nancy H., MN (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET REPLACEMENT- R/L BYPASS HOSE HOUSING PLATE GASKET PLENUM GASKET"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"The transmission tends to shift roughly when shifting from second to third gears when the transmission is cold. The Toyota dealership says they don't detect a problem"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Since purchase of this camry, the transmission has shifted rough - This last time I took car to dealer for oil change they "noticed" that the engine mounts were broken (3 of 4). Shifting smoother... ($1500 later)"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.3-L V6)

"Dealer has re-programmed transmission several times to resolve but the problem continues to return"

Chuck S., IN (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"After changing trans. fluid , updating computer chip , etc. , which did not solve the rough shifting. The dealer stated the next step is to replace the trans. This was say 60,000 or 70,000 mile ago. I did not want to spend the money , so still putt"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.3-L V6)

"acceleration faulty b/c of slipping gear"

Frank J., IL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"I had the Transmission replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rough ride, strange shift while driving"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Had to have it rebuild because of slipping transmission"

Frank J., IL (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Front end shaking because of an axle going bad. Have not fixed it yet"

Thomas L., CO (2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Replace Front Wheel Bearings"

Dale B., AB (2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

"E-pedal failed. Knocking on it restored the function. Replaced the pedal"

Alexander L., CA (2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Nov 09 2011
IN SOME CASES, THE BELT FOR THE POWER STEERING PUMP MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE PULLEY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND A SUDDEN INCREASE IN STEERING EFFORT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AVALON VEHICLES; 2004 AND 2005 CAMRY, CAMRY SOLARA, HIGHLANDER, AND SIENNA VEHICLES, 2006 HIGHLANDER HYBRID; 2004 AND 2005 LEXUS ES330 AND RX330; AND 2006 LEXUS RX400H VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2005, EQUIPPED WITH THE 1MZ-FE OR 3MZ-FE ENGINE. THE AMOUNT OF ADHESIVE AGENT APPLIED BETWEEN THE OUTER RING AND THE TORSIONAL RUBBER DAMPER (INNER RING) IN THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY MAY BE INADEQUATE. IF THE ADHESIVE IS INSUFFICIENT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE OUTER RING MAY BECOME MISALIGNED AND IT MAY NOT PROPERLY ROTATE WITH THE INNER RING, CAUSING NOISE AND/OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BATTERY DISCHARGE INDICATOR LIGHT.
What should you do:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TO IDENTIFY WHETHER IT WAS PRODUCED BY THE U.S. SUPPLIER. IF SO, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PULLEY WITH A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING EARLY JANUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V539000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 420326
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Dec 15 2004
IF THE SWITCH BECOMES UNSEATED, THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MAY MISTAKE THE REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT FOR AN UNBELTED ADULT OCCUPANT, AND MAY NOT SUPPRESS THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A FRONT PASSENGER POWER SEAT, WHEN INSTALLING CERTAIN REAR-FACING INFANT CHILD SEAT BASES ONTO THE SEAT WITH AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH SEATBELT TENSION, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO UNSEAT A COMPONENT CALLED THE BUCKLE STATUS SWITCH FROM THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT PASSENGER SEATBELT BUCKLE STATUS SWITCH. THIS SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (SSC 40M) BEGAN ON DECEMBER 20, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331 OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987..
For more information:
THIS ACTION IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND IS NOT BEING CONDUCTED UNDER THE SAFETY ACT.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V595000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 150061
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Jul 13 2004
IF THIS OCCURS, THE CSA MAY NOT DEPLOY RAPIDLY ENOUGH WHEN ACTIVATED IN A SIDE IMPACT COLLISION. THIS MAY RESULT IN FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE INTENDED HEAD PROTECTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CURTAIN SHIELD AIR BAGS (CSA), ONE OR BOTH OF THE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY BE TWISTED NEAR THE INFLATOR DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CSAS AND REPLACE THE AIR BAG ASSEMBLY IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 6, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V346000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 128316
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