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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
60 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2003 Toyota Camry suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 062003

(reported on)

Camry SE

  • 60 miles


I bought the car last week. Noticed a heavy thump from the rear which sounded like a bad strut or two. Returned to the dealer the next evening, two mechanics drove it, and confirmed problem. Left the car for diagnosis the next week. The head mechanic says it is characteristic of all new Camry's and there is nothing he can do unless Toyota issues a recall after getting enough complaints.

- , Nashua, NH, USA

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