Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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 (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. 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 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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
70,836 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2003 Toyota Camry body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 112007

(reported on)

Camry XLE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,836 miles


Even though my Camry has been a good reliable car I am really disappointed in the metals that Toyota uses. I always get small dents (about the size of a quarter)and I don't know where they come from. The metal on my Camry is paper thin. It seems as if whenever someone touches the car they put a small dent in it and from what I hear all of the Japanese cars use the same garbage metal. I know someone who has an Acura 3.2 TL and she has the same problem. I am tired of spending hundreds of dollars at Dent Doctor to pop out these small dents and because of this problem I now have second thoughts about buying another Japanese car.

- , Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

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