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:
60,300 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Toyota Camry engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072008

Camry LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,600 miles


Toyota dealer placed a new engine with new waterpump,thermostat and belts 3 days later the check engine light turned and stayed on while driving, after engine replacement there is loud noise when i press the gas and shakiness. they took about a month to put the first motor in, we will see how long this engine light problem will last.

- , Cathedral City, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 062006

(reported on)

Camry CE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

runs roughly at a steady 45 mph. just want an answer

- , Morehead City, NC, USA

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