2003 Toyota Camry - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2003 Toyota Camry

924 problems have been reported for the 2003 Toyota Camry. The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for 2003 Toyota Camry. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control with 256 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (156 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2003 Toyota Camry

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2003 Toyota Camry in the United States are 390,691 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Toyota Camry owners in the last 15 years is 924, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 924 / 390,691 / 15 * 1000 = 0.16.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Toyota Camry model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2003 Toyota Camry in 2003.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
2
  2017
7
  2016
10
  2015
37
  2014
39
  2013
38
  2012
35
  2011
30
  2010
113
  2009
74
  2008
48
  2007
57
  2006
54
  2005
53
  2004
138
  2003
12

small car iamge Compare the 2003 Toyota Camry with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Toyota Camry, the following table can be used to compare the 2003 Toyota Camry with the Toyota Camry from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2003 Camry is 924 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Toyota Camry is 711.

Table 3. Compare the 2003 Toyota Camry with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Camry
72
  2017 Camry
40
  2016 Camry
98
  2015 Camry
135
  2014 Camry
291
  2013 Camry
229
  2012 Camry
496
  2011 Camry
543
  2010 Camry
619
  2009 Camry
1,253
  2008 Camry
1,032
  2007 Camry
3,310
  2006 Camry
470
  2005 Camry
960
  2004 Camry
940
  2003 Camry
924
  2002 Camry
1,190
  2001 Camry
391
  2000 Camry
635
  1999 Camry
756
  1998 Camry
743
  1997 Camry
676
  1996 Camry
564


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