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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$250.00
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the LED bulbs (1 reports)
2003 Toyota Camry accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 122009

Camry LX 2.4L, I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

Led lights on the dash and the shifter all went out about the same time. It is very painful to disassemble them and replace them. Those light bulbs are not very reliable like they used to be.

- , Glenn Burnie, MD, USA

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