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2004 Toyota Camry repairs by problem area

Engine (47%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 134 repairs.
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2004 Toyota Camry repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (32%)

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Chart based on 124 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Toyota Camry

Engine not specified

Toyota in Ohio, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

31000 mi
water pump failed at 31k 

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2004 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

225-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

87000 mi

US $300
Tap sound in engine. Also had shaky braking feel checked. 

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2004 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in Washington, United States
Sep 2006 - May 2014
Mar 2006

34972 mi
Clunking noise in steering at slow speeds. Replaced intermediate steering shaft assembly. Covered under warranty. 
Toyota Camry in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

38000 mi

US $330
Oxygen Sensor 
Aug 2008

41000 mi

US $220
Replaced the catalytic converter under warranty. Replaced air flow sensor under warranty. 
Toyota Camry in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

186000 mi
Replaced radiator fluid. Replaced spark plugs 
Toyota Camry in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

58342 mi

C $39
squeaking noise when turning steering wheel both ways can't find the source of squeak,lubricate 
Toyota Camry in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

63000 mi

US $40
Seatbelt folding up when it retracts, only had to adjust the height. Speaker covers crumbling, replaced them. 
Aug 2017

83000 mi

US $250
alternator replaced 
Toyota Camry in Arizona, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2013
Jul 2009

78000 mi

US $65
Steering rack had torn boot and leaking grease. Had to replace boot and re-align. About $15 for the boot and $50 for alignment. 
Dec 2009

90000 mi

US $450
Replaced front struts and strut mounts, attempting to return to 'new car' ride. 
Jan 2010

92500 mi

US $5
Leaking power steering host, near reservoir. OEM Hose assembly was expensive and complicates to install (it runs all the way to the pump). Purchase 3/8 inch PS hose and replaced the first section. 
Jul 2010

100700 mi

US $340
CD player quit. Replaced with aftermarket stereo (from Crutchfield) with more features. Great decision, even if it was forced by a failure 
Dec 2010

109000 mi

US $300
Rear struts were getting soft, mostly at higher speeds, resulting in different noises on bumpy roads and less control. Replaced both rear struts (self repair) for under $300. Noise and behavior issues gone. 
Jun 2012

135000 mi

US $1100
Steering rack was leaking on one side and inner tie rods were worn, creating clunking sounds. Rack was replaced (new racks include inner tie rods). 

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2004 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Camry in California, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

172000 mi

US $400
worn pads 
Jun 2017

180000 mi

US $921
leaking radiator replaced and thermostat total cost $314.00. 150K mile maintenance servicing balance of bill 
Jan 2018

191000 mi

US $57
replaced damaged sun visor on driver side 
Jun 2018

199000 mi

US $1157
noticed squeeking noises [repaired stabilizer bar] 
Toyota Camry in Ohio, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2014

121800 mi

US $250
Valve gasket leak. Replaced gasket. 
Toyota Camry in Ohio, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

115000 mi

US $50
rusted flange on catalytic converter 

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2004 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan

157-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Camry in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

72000 mi
There is something wrong with evap system. Not fixed yet. 
Toyota Camry in Maryland, United States
Mar 2015 - May 2016
Mar 2015

238000 mi

US $210
Exhaust leak in flex pipe. I drove it with the leak for a long time with no trouble (other than noise). Took it to Munro and they welded a new flex section in for $210. 
Toyota Camry in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
Mar 2015

76880 mi
Replace the hot/cool air motor actuator 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

56900 mi

US $700
Replaced leaking water pump 
Feb 2016

69000 mi

US $266
Exhaust system - flex pipe replaced 
Sep 2016

77000 mi

US $333
Water pump showing signs of leakage 
Toyota Camry in Missouri, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

179000 mi

US $86
Muffler 
May 2016

191000 mi

US $456
Alternator died. 
Jul 2017

223000 mi

US $450
Rotors 
Apr 2018

244000 mi

US $1050
Rear struts and shocks 
Toyota Camry in Wisconsin, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

79000 mi

US $111
Low idle dropped to 200 rpm. 
Toyota Camry in Ohio, United States
Jun 2015 - Nov 2017
Jul 2016

167300 mi

US $50
Door remote receiver module 
Dec 2016

169000 mi

US $400
Flex pipe developed leak 
Toyota Camry in Oregon, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2017
Nov 2014

70200 mi

US $130
Original battery no longer holding full charge. Engine light came on; upstream o2 sensor 
Toyota Camry in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

104780 mi

C $50
The exhaust line felt apart, due to aging. The exhaust line was more than 10 years old. So this repair was normal considering the age of the exhaust line. I just soldered a metal pipe to re-attach the exhaust. Total cost 50$ for parts. 
Apr 2018

122760 mi

C $250
Change the serpentine belt and tensioner. 
Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

96100 mi

C $400
rotors replace on car 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

87000 mi

US $250
After market alarm system got shorted and the car would not start. It would deactivate starter. Dealer quoted a large amount for fixing other electrical systems. I complained and and got charged for only disabling the system 
Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

121000 mi

US $275
Replaced water pump 
Toyota Camry in Alabama, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

190000 mi

US $200
Alternator and battery replaced 
Toyota Camry in Florida, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Sep 2016

82000 mi

US $450
Actuator (enables switching from A/C to Heat) not working. Heater wouldn't work due to actuator problem. Cost $450 to repair. Took several visits to multiple repair shops to find someone knowledgeable on this repair. Other shops quoted much higher figures and weren't sure what the problem was. 
Toyota Camry in Texas, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

161200 mi
There was an oil leak due to a faulty seal in the engine. 
Oct 2016

163700 mi

US $100
Replaced Battery 
Toyota Camry in Texas, United States
Nov 2015 - Jul 2016
Nov 2015

123000 mi

US $1100
Replaced rack and pinion, sway bar cushions, sway bar links, outer tie end rods. Wheel bearing changed 10,000 miles ago now they are bad again. I did the work myself. 
Jul 2016

130000 mi

US $49
Replaced all ignition coils. Had a P0107 error code. 
Toyota Camry in New Zealand
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

92380 mi

$120
Check reason for intermittent chirp when air conditioning running 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

113300 mi

US $900
Power steering pump failed, required replacement. Then needed new alignment due to new pump, replaced tie rod while things were apart. 
Nov 2012

114400 mi

US $934
Water pump and cooling lines were replaced due to leak. 
Toyota Camry in Maryland, United States
Aug 2015 - Jan 2018
Aug 2015

95000 mi

US $450
Alternator failed. 
Mar 2016

103000 mi
Oxygen Sensor 
Toyota Camry in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2017
Jun 2014

115000 mi

US $200
sway bar replaced 
Jan 2017

101000 mi
Rear window disconnected from regulator 
Toyota Camry in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2018
May 2008

34000 mi
Intermediate steering shaft was replaced under extended warranty coverage. 
Aug 2009

46000 mi

US $104
driver's window regulator subassembly replaced, symptom was an extra "clunk" when closing the door with the window open 
Jan 2011

152000 mi

US $670
Replaced front struts 
Mar 2012

86000 mi

US $1100
replace steering rack due to leaking seals 
Mar 2013

101000 mi

US $384
replaced failing water pump replaced leaking valve cover gasket 
Oct 2016

166000 mi
Replaced valve cover gasket due to slow oil leak. 
Mar 2017

173000 mi

US $100
Replaced rear anti-sway bar bushings (wear item) for the first time. 
May 2018

194923 mi

US $479
Replace & calibrate oxygen sensor. 
Toyota Camry in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2014
Apr 2012

127500 mi

US $60
AutoZone replacement alternator installed August 2011 failed 
Oct 2012

133000 mi
Power door locks stopped working properly. Would not unlock. 
Nov 2012

134200 mi

US $285
Water pump became noisy & was replaced. 
Jul 2013

144200 mi

US $190
Front engine/transmission mount replaced 
Apr 2014

154000 mi

US $100
Hard downshifting, fluid flushed & replaced 
Toyota Camry in Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 2011 - Sep 2013
Dec 2012

124620 mi

C $100
replaced windshield washer motor in tank. 
Toyota Camry in Virginia, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2016
Apr 2014

108200 mi
Bad wheel hub on left rear. 
Apr 2015

116000 mi

US $1500
Replaced spark plugs and wires. Cleaned fuel system. Leaking water pump was replaced. Coolant and drive belt also replaced. Right rear wheel bearing going bad. New bearing put in. 
Sep 2015

122000 mi

US $1900
Harmonic balancer went bad, wearing a hole into the timing cover. Both had to be replaced. 
Toyota Camry in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jun 2010
Mar 2010

102300 mi
Front struts. 
Toyota Camry in Virginia, United States
Aug 2007 - Jul 2015
May 2008

51000 mi
Check engine light repeatedly kept coming on. Toyota dealership replaced the O2 sensor under warranty. 
Dec 2009

64000 mi

US $130
oil pan seal was leaking from the front of the pan 
Oct 2010

66000 mi

US $675
anti sway bar link (on drivers side) lower fitting was split and leaking grease. Installed new sway bar link. throttle body control failed; car stalled while driving. attempted to clean throttle body and control motor to no avail. ordered part online and shipped overnight. replaced throttle body and reset codes. 
Sep 2012

77000 mi

US $250
Moonroof track plactic guides broke. Headliner was removed to get to track; moonroof taken out, tracks replaced. 
Toyota Camry in Virginia, United States
Sep 2007 - Feb 2015
Jul 2011

92500 mi

US $161
Co-worker/technician attempted to replace serpentine belt at my request. When unloading tensioner with breaker bar to remove belt, tensioner fractured -- appeared to be a too-porous casting, not fault of technician. 
Oct 2012

109000 mi

US $1546
Check engine light came on; there was hesitation from a stop and auto trans wouldn't shift above 2nd gear. Computer p/n 89661-06A03 had to be replaced along with throttle pedal sensor and accelerator pedal assembly (p/n 78010-33010). 
Apr 2014

132700 mi

US $84
Sunroof had been fully opened. I was unable to close it fully. It would start to close then auto-reverse as if there was an obstruction. By bumping the switch, I could partly close it. The shop got it fully closed but no longer operative. 
Feb 2015

142000 mi
Noticed blue smoke emitted from tailpipe on cold startup. More profuse smoke noticed if car not run for 24 hours or more. Smoke dissipates after cold start. Car has been using oil between changes but not leaking. Chose not to diagnose issue. Sunroof never fixed. 
Toyota Camry in Georgia, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2017
Jan 2016

117300 mi

US $2000
Radiator and Water pump leaking. Steering Rack Assembly Replaced Motor Mount Replaced 
Toyota Camry in Alabama, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2013
Nov 2012

192700 mi

US $287
Rebuilt Starter was put on to replace bad Starter 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Sep 2007

35000 mi
Throttle gave out while driving. Towed to dealership, computer part which senses if gas pedal is being pressed was replaced. Although car no longer under warranty, Toyota agreed to cover all costs due to low mileage. Car in shop for one week. 
Apr 2009

48000 mi

US $250
Engine was making a grinding noise. Turned out to be a bad water pump. Water pump replaced and noise went away.  
Toyota Camry in Colorado, United States
Sep 2007 - Apr 2015
Oct 2013

57000 mi

US $515
Replace water pump, it was leaking. 
Nov 2013

57000 mi

US $750
Car would not accelerate at all. "Check engine light" came on. Dealer replaced acceleration pedal and sensor. 
Toyota Camry in Georgia, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

135000 mi

US $175
Water pump went bad. 
Toyota Camry in Quebec, Canada
May 2009 - Apr 2018
Aug 2013

228160 mi

C $136
original battery died 
Mar 2014

238080 mi

C $200
FRONT HUB AND WHEEL BEARING ON DRIVER SIDE 
Feb 2015

262260 mi

C $67
battery light came on...put digital scope ...reading 10.7....ordered rebuilt alt....good to go 
May 2015

269080 mi

C $487
front pads and rotors,rear pads and one front caliper driver's side 
Aug 2015

276580 mi

C $17
front low beam lamp 
Jan 2017

267880 mi

C $95
HOUSING FOR POWER WIN/DOORS/MIRRORS BROKE 
Jun 2017

312480 mi

C $40
replaced fan motor 
Toyota Camry in Malaysia
Apr 2011 - Mar 2019
Jul 2011

32540 mi

$150
I noticed too strong engine vibrations, especially when the engine was idle. The dealer first said "they are all like that", but then found one faulty engine mount. The dealer replaced the mount and the car returned to normal. 
Sep 2011

34100 mi

$60
Right rear loudspeaker (up behind the back seat) was blown and it distorted the sound terribly. This was an original speaker from the factory. I had a car stereo shop install a new 3rd party loudspeaker pair. 
Jul 2012

42160 mi

$5
Power window on driver's door failed. Dealer wanted 800 dollars to change motor and switch. Went to an independent mechanic who said window channels only needed lube. Cost: 5 dollars for lubricant. Fixed. 
Aug 2015

64260 mi

$350
Engine running rough. Dealer found a crack in the head cover which resulted in oil leaking onto the spark plug in cylinder one. New head cover, new gasket and four new iridium spark plugs needed. Plugs were 100 dollars of the cost and they were due for re 
Apr 2016

69020 mi

$400
Rear right shock absorber leaking, making noise. Replaced on both sides rear. 
Feb 2018

80600 mi

$800
Front shock absorbers replaced because they were worn out. Related parts also replaced due to wear: springs, sway bar, control arm, ball joint. 
Sep 2018

84320 mi

$400
Strut mounts/holders replaced because they were worn out and loose and noisy. (Only the mounts replaced, the struts were replaced earlier). 
Toyota Camry in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

283700 mi

US $500
Catalytic converter needed replacing to pass California SMOG 
Feb 2015

319000 mi

US $330
E-Pedal was throwing codes, lead to an engine that didn't rev. Replace the entire pedal assembly. 
Sep 2015

331000 mi

US $120
Starter went out, replaced with a reman one. 
Jan 2016

291500 mi

US $80
Coil started missing at idle, set CEL. No issues at speed. Replaced coil with new Denso. 
Oct 2016

351000 mi

US $440
Was throwing P0420, Cat below efficiency. Needed to pass smog, so I replaced the cat and she passed no problem. 
Jan 2017

338700 mi

US $100
Missfire, flashing CEL and corresponding code. Replaced coil pack fixed all the issues 
Toyota Camry in Washington, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

168000 mi

US $80
Replaced rear strut mounts 
Dec 2013

171000 mi
AC no longer cooled.It was not repaired when the car was wrecked. 
Toyota Camry in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2012 - Mar 2017
Jun 2013

80600 mi

C $650
power steering pump and belt connected to it 
Dec 2013

99200 mi

C $900
front brakes,disks and complete parking brake assembly 
Apr 2015

121520 mi

C $1300
car overheating; water pump replaced, was advised rad was finished, replaced rad. Two days later engine overheats again shop can't find problem keeps car overnight. replace rad again(warranty) change thermostat and rad cap car runs fine now. 
Toyota Camry in Maine, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2013
Feb 2011

134000 mi

US $235
Flex hose replaced. 
Feb 2013

172000 mi

US $225
exhaust flex hose reeplacement 
Toyota Camry in Arkansas, United States
Aug 2010 - Jan 2012
Oct 2010

17000 mi

US $388
bad wheel bearing 
Jan 2012

17000 mi
Car developed a bad head gasket so it was traded in for a new Honda. 
Toyota Camry in Maryland, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2015
May 2009

70726 mi

US $600
Water pump replacement (bearings failed) 
Dec 2014

165000 mi

US $195
accessory belt tensioner replacement 
Toyota Camry in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2009 - Feb 2019
May 2009

86581 mi

US $90
Checked and reinitialized sun roof to repair leaking seal. 
Nov 2016

197000 mi

US $500
replace valve cover gasket - leaking 
Toyota Camry in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2009
Dec 2009

71000 mi
There was a $1500 exhaust repair pending on Camry. The exhaust leaked on the front end before the catalytic converter; I decided to trade. 
Toyota Camry in Michigan, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2013
Apr 2012

209800 mi

US $1000
replace broken spring and struts at front suspension 
Toyota Camry in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Feb 2019
Feb 2013

138300 mi

US $525
Loud rattle from under the hood. Sounded like bearings wearing out on a pulley. Noticed water in the weep holes for the water pump. Water Pump, serpentine belt replaced. Coolant flush and fill. 

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