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.

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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,269 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 102003

Camry

  • 5,000 miles

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

My complaint is about the front suspension of my Camry> suspension appears to be off from factory and it causes uneven wear of the front tires> my vehicle has about 52 K miles and it's had 4 sets of tires already. It has been aligned 3 times and the alignment shop says there is no issues. My mechanic says he has seen the same problem with many Toyota Camry's. this problem has been continues since I purchased this vehicle brand new.

- Westminster, CA, USA

problem #4

May 162003

Camry

  • 71,309 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Camry. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a loud clunk. The vehicle then turned left and landed in a ditch. After the vehicle came to a stop, the air bag deployed and struck her in the face. She and her grandson sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 71,309 and current mileage was 71,359.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 162005

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,038 miles
The consumer stated that his 2003 Toyota Camry was having a problem with the front end of the car. The car was pulling to the left when driving. The car was taken to the dealership three times, but problem recurred. The alignment has been checked five times to see if that was the cause of the problem. There has been so success in the correction of the pulling to the left. The manufacturer has been contacted, and a claim was filed for the consumer. The vehicle was involved in an accident since the last time that the dealer saw it. The car pulled to the left and ran off the road. Then, hit a tree. The consumer could not prove that the car was at fault. There were no injuries. A police report was taken. At this point, no one could determine what was wrong with the car, it could be the suspension or the steering. The speed was 35 mph when the accident occurred.

- Sisters, OR, USA

problem #2

Dec 072004

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
While driving 40 mph front end vibrated violently.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 012004

Camry

  • 12,000 miles
While driving at highway speed vehicle vibrated. Dealer stated they were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Schiller Park, IL, USA

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