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.


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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 #2

Apr 022014


  • miles


I am a cpst reporting a dorel designer 22 infant seat that does not connect to the base. English is a second language for this family who visited my fitting station today. Product info: Model # ic-048-aai mfg 05/20/2010. Seat is generally in good condition and family has been using it without the base because of difficulty connecting the carrier to the base. I looked carefully at the carrier to base connection and it appears that the carrier will not connect to the base unless the carrier release bar (behind the child's head) is squeezed. I contacted dorel and offered to return the seat to them. The representative I spoke with (name available upon request) checked with a supervisor (name available upon request) and they determined that since this model is no longer in production it would not be necessary to send the seat back to dorel for further review. This seat is less than 4 years old and although it is no longer in production I am concerned that other dorel designer 22 infant seats still in use may also have a problem connecting to the base.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #1

Apr 092010


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We had attached a rear-facing infant car seat in the proper position. We got this inspected by the local police back when it was first attached. It was working fine for 8 months. Last week, when my wife braked the car, the base of the car seat detached itself from the latching restraint that kept it in position. The base came crashing towards the driver's seat. Luckily, our baby was not in the car seat. This seems like a defect either in the latching restraint in the 2003 Toyota Camry or a defect in the car seat itself. (related vehicle information: Model year=2003, make=Toyota, model=Camry).

- Centreville, VA, USA

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