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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.

6.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,549 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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 152003

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,549 miles

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

We purchased a new 2003 Toyota Camry le.after about 6 months or so we began to hear a water sloshing sound under our dashboard.we thought maybe it was because our driveway was at a slope and maybe the position the car was in, the fluids were rushing through the engine.so we parked in the street.the same noise continued when we braked, turned and stopped.after trying to remedy the problem we took our car to the dealership and they test drove the car and said"oh, that's a normal engine sound" I said I don't think so and went to another dealership who said that it sounds like air in the hoses.they bled the system and it worked for a couple of days and then returned.back to the dealership 5 more times.finally they threw up their hands and said for us to give them 60 more days to try to figure out the problem which it was now in arbitration.how can they try to figure out the problem if we still had the car in our posession? we continued to drive this car putting on miles not knowing that when they buy back your car they deduct the miles from the cost of which they pay you on the lemon law buyback.so had they kept the car, knowing they couldn't remedy the problem, our monies would have been more.they are buying our car back and we feel extremely cheated.we bought a new vehicle. Not a Toyota.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

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