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.

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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
34,797 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. dealer repainted it (1 reports)
2003 Toyota Camry body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 072005

Camry XLE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,797 miles

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

HI I AM WRITING TO INFORM ANYONE WHO READS THIS TO THINK TWICE ABOUT BUYING A TOYOTA! One day when I was outside I noticed a small spot of rust on my trunk lid. FIRST OF ALL I THINK THERE IS NO REASON FOR THIS BECAUSE I RUSTPROOF MY CAR EVERY YEAR! I took my car to the dealer and they painted it for me. A few months later it came back in the same spot. they repainted it for me again (supposedly with a bit more paint). The following winter it came back in the same spot (this time they repainted my whole trunk lid). I would have expected a lot better from a company that has such a good reputation like Toyota. PEOPLE SAY THAT THE QUALITY OF THE BODIES OF THE JAPANESE CARS HAVE GREATLY IMPROVED SINCE THE 1970's, I THINK NOT. My next car will be a Volkswagen Jetta.

- , Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

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