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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,242 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.

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2003 Toyota Camry wheels / hubs problems

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2003 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 112010


  • 88,483 miles


The quality of Goodyear viva 2 tires is very very poor !!!! Goodyear gives a warranty of 60,000 miles on them. However, the last set for me lasted only 15,000 miles, ie., they ran out 45,000 miles earlier !!!! that is 75% earlier !!!! this has been happening repeatedly for the last 7-8 yrs, ie., since 2008 !!!! I had to get new tires 7 times in the last 7 yrs!!!! I have all my tire invoices since 2008 to prove my case !!!! summary of new viva 2 tires installed: 1. 4 new tires - on 7-14-2008 & 1 new tire - on 5-16-2009 2. 4 new tires - on 10-11-2010 3. 1 new tire - on 10-16-2012 (w/ pro-rated refund) & 1 new tire on 10-16-2012 (w/out refund) 4. 4 new tires - on 12-5-2013 5. 4 new tires - on 7-24-2015 summary of additional work done: 1. alignments - on 10-22-2012 - on 12-6-2013 - (there could be other alignments, for which I need to get info on). 2. rotations & balancing - 9-1-2010

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 262013

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
I was in the driver seat waiting to turn left, when suddenly I got hit from the rear right part of my car. From that moment the car could not drive.. the rear left part of the car body and the tire was totally damaged. The repair shop declared that the car could not be repaired any more. Only later of the incident did I remember that the airbags did not work at all.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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