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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
159,000 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 132013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles


Seat belt appears to be latched but isn't always.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #3

May 102014


  • 345,754 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the front passenger seat belt buckles failed and prevented the seat belt from properly securing the passenger in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that both the passenger and drivers seat belt buckle needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 345,754. The current mileage was 345,800.

- Kennebunk, ME, USA

problem #2

Apr 232012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 148,247 miles
The driver's side seatbelt no longer unlatches. The problem initiated with difficulty getting the free end component to lock into the receiving end.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #1

Dec 072011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Drivers side seat belt buckle. The spring broke in the seat belt buckle where it clicks in and seat belt won't stay fastened. Safety issue.

- Lititz, PA, USA

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