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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
92,736 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace water pump (2 reports)
2003 Toyota Camry cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 072011

Camry LE 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,273 miles


This is the fourth time the water pump needed replacing on this 2003 Camry. First done at 95,000 kilometers, again at 172,000 kilometers, again at 195,000 kilometers and now at 218,000 kilometers... what is wrong with these Toyota water pumps? Am very upset that they keep give me junk water pumps!


- , Hamilton, Ontario, canada

problem #1

May 042007

(reported on)

Camry LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,200 miles

Brought the vehicle in for a knocking noise coming from the engine compartment and dealer found that the water pump was leaking. Apparently poor quality of parts.

- , Fremont, CA, USA

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