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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
116,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012015

Camry Grande V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles


I have a Camry Grande 2003 model and it is really nice car. Recently I am facing some trouble in starting the car if I had stopped after some drive. It is most experiencing when I start the car immediately after I stop the engine or say within 5 minutes. Actually, when I start, it looks like the car started but same time the RPM goes down and stops. If I use my acceleration pedal, the engine starts working until I release the acceleration pedal. Immediately after I release the pedal, it stops the car. But somehow, after some attempts, the engine starts without more push on acceleration pedal.

Why this problem and how to fix this? Have any idea?

- , Doha, Qatar

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