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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Toyota Camry brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Adding to the complaint already registered about long travel of brake pedal before brakes actually being applied. Dealer readjusted, but still far short of comfortable feeling. Dealer also suggested I was unfamiliar with ABS. Ha! also adding to complaint of windshield popping noise before actual crack appears. Our Camry's windshield has been popping and creaking since we bought the car.. several trips to dealer have not solved the problem.

- Brunswick, MD, USA

problem #3

Dec 222003

(reported on)


  • 76 miles
Brake pedal goes down low close to the gas pedal by itself. When master cylinder fluid is added the pedal returns to its correct position. Dealership replaced the master cylinder, but the problem recurs.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152003

(reported on)

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Problems with brake pedal and accelerator pedal on 2003 Toyota Camry. The brake pedal and the accelerator pedal were too close together. The pedal moved in distance before hard braking occurred. The brakes would stop the vehicle but the pedal traveled to the floor. It was possible that the when the consumer applied the brake pedal, the accelerator pedal was pressed as well. The distance between the two were three inches. The vehicle would also shoot forward when braking.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 102003

(reported on)


  • miles
The brake pedal has to be pressed all the way to the floor to get the vehicle to stop. Also gas and brake pedals are the same height and close together. Consumer contacted the dealer, who stated that was how the vehicle was designed.

- Montclair, NJ, USA

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