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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,510 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.

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 022008


  • 76,789 miles


2 flat tires, one on Aug 2 and one on Aug 6, 2008. Cause of both was a failure of a rubber tire valve stem. Both failures occurred in rear tires. After failure, rapid loss of pressure in tire with a complete flat tire within 1 to 3 minutes no injuries occurred.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #8

Aug 072007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Camry. While driving 20 mph she heard a loud pop. She pulled over and noticed that there was a blow out on the left front tire. The road was smooth and dry. The failure mileage was 102,000 and the current mileage was 102,628.

- Converse, TX, USA

problem #7

May 032005


  • miles
Tire failure - Continental touring contact as * P205/65R15 *(not P215/16 per form) the tire was oem with 2003 Camry and had 30,480 miles on it and had been rotated as directed by manufacturer. No evidence of any puncture through tread. Tire failed on highway during rush hour and was driven a mile wherein sidewall was chewed up. Unable to determine cause of failure.

- Moraga, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 132005


  • miles


The right rear tire blew out while consumer was on the road. She was able to get to the shoulder of the road. The tires completely separated.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 062004


  • miles
2003 Toyota Camry problems with left pull. The vehicle pulled to the left while driving. The technician test drove the vehicle and indicated it was either an alignment problem or tires. The technician then realigned the vehicle but the alignment was outside of the manufactures specification. The consumer indicated that the pull is diminished, if not generally gone, but is concern about the parameters of the alignment. The consumer believes if the vehicle had to be aligned out of specification that the problem may be with the tires.

- Iverness, IL, USA

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problem #4

Jul 152004

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ref: My earlier ODI #10047147 and ODI #10080438. 2003 Camry (currently 7700 miles). Gradual right drift since purchase January 2003. A total of 10 new Bridgestone 15" potenza RE92 tires (including the 4 original tires that came on the new vehicle) were mounted on the car over a 4 month period. Right drift was not corrected. The service manager of the Toyota dealer where car was originally purchased refused to acknowledge and/or correct problem. The service manager of second Toyota dealer promptly acknowledged the problem, diagnosed tires as the cause, and corrected it. Once tires were mounted on the vehicle that were other than Bridgestone, the right drift was corrected. The vehicle now is a safe and enjoyable vehicle to drive.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 292004

(reported on)


  • 18,000 miles


Bridgestone tires P205/65R15 92T/ a bolt caused a puncture in the passenger side rear tire. (nar) the technician mentioned that both the damaged tire and the three remaining tires on the vehicle showed excessive wear at the outside.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 262004


  • 4,100 miles
On a 2003 Toyota Camry the right rear tire blew out driving at highway speeds. On the outside of the tire, it has completely separated at the sidewall and has partially separated on the inside. There is no sign of any puncture in the tire. The tire is a Bridgestone potenza P215/60R16 94V other numbers on the tire: E92M2 34364exbm25816-2 dm419E dot 0bx8 pfa 1603 D03L.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 112003

Camry 4-cyl

  • 1,700 miles
Vehicle experiencing problems with Continental tire equipment. Tire failure with three of the Continental tires while traveling along the same road. The first failed tire couldn't be repaired. The second was repaired at ntb.

- Brighton, MA, USA

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