CarComplaints.com Notes: Beware of the NHTSA complaint data for the 2003 Camry. It is almost certainly misleading.

The problem with NHTSA data for the 2003 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 safercar.gov (the NHTSA's website) to file a complaint.

So, the NHTSA received a disproportionate number of complaints about Toyota 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.

CarComplaints.com typically receives more complaints per day about vehicles than the NHTSA does, but the news media did not repeatedly say "go to CarComplaints.com to report your Camry acceleration problems" like they did about the NHTSA -- so although we have less complaint data than the NHTSA for the 2003 Camry, our data for the Camry is a far more statistically accurate representation of the Camry's reliability than what the NHTSA data shows.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
41,326 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Toyota Camry AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 032009

Camry 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,653 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

i have to have a. c. in the summer time and i would like to fix the problem myself if i can.

- , Beaufort, NC, USA

problem #1

May 142006

Camry LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I need a solution to fix this problem. I have taken the car to different Toyota dealerships but they think that the air condition only needs to be gassed. That does not work because it's never low on a/c gas. So everytime it's 90 degrees the a/c stop cooling.

- , Douglas, GA, USA

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