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2003 Toyota Camry - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2003 Toyota Camry

921 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 255 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (154 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 14 years is 921, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 921 / 390,691 / 14 * 1000 = 0.17.

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
  2003
12
  2004
138
  2005
53
  2006
54
  2007
57
  2008
48
  2009
74
  2010
113
  2011
30
  2012
35
  2013
38
  2014
39
  2015
37
  2016
10
  2017
6

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 921 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Toyota Camry is 689.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Camry
6
  2017 Camry
19
  2016 Camry
79
  2015 Camry
102
  2014 Camry
253
  2013 Camry
209
  2012 Camry
468
  2011 Camry
515
  2010 Camry
595
  2009 Camry
1,201
  2008 Camry
982
  2007 Camry
3,222
  2006 Camry
464
  2005 Camry
953
  2004 Camry
934
  2003 Camry
921
  2002 Camry
1,180
  2001 Camry
391
  2000 Camry
630
  1999 Camry
756
  1998 Camry
743
  1997 Camry
675
  1996 Camry
564


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