Dash keeps cracking. Will Toyota make good on this problem ?
Has anyone had any success with Toyota ?
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2006 Toyota Solara Question: Any solutions for a Cracked dash board ?
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (13943 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper August 08, 2012, 12:44Master
this si a problem on all cars in hot sunny weather the best fix is a dash cover
ReplySad Cracked Solara, August 08, 2012, 20:01Rookie
Have a dash cover and have tinted windows. Also have had 3 other previous cars in the hot sunny weather and none ever had the cracks this car has. This car is garaged. 2 of my other past cars did sit out in the sun and never got cracks. This is clearly a poor quality made dash problem in Toyotas.
ponti_33609 April 12, 2013, 12:21Rookie
No disrespect to the other person who answered but that is not correct and I have researched this. This is common regardless of where you are or if you car is kept in a garage. My car looks brand new and just turned 32,000 miles (7.5 years). My dash cracked after 4 and Toyota mearly told me I was out of warranty. Will never buy another Toyota product. My response to another post is below.
I have a 2006 in Tampa with the same problem. So does my dad. We have hit the dealer and the corporate office and all we got was for them to open a case and tell me that my care wasn't under warranty. I am not a nitwit, I know my car isn't under warranty I explained. They were surprised I thought they should do something. Despite our vehicles not being under warranty certain things shouldn't happen like the dash cracking as these do. My car is never outside except while driving. Even my work has a garage. My car has 32,000 and the body is as new. I have had 10 Honda's over the years and Honda takes care of their customers even when not under warranty. I had a 1978 Civic and in 1984 I got a mail saying that the hoods had a peeling paint issue and I could bring mine back for a repaint. Not under warranty either. My mom's Acura was 5 years old, went in for an oil change and the tech noticed she had a tear in her leather seat. Said that shouldn't have happened and ordered her a replacement. See my theme here? I will never buy another Toyota product, Lexus/Scion etc. Be great for you to call and complain to their corporate. Maybe you will tip the scales and they may move on this. Honestly, if they even did anything like.......if you pay cost for the dash we will install for free or discount etc. I was told I could get a new one istalled at my dealer for around $2,500. Anyway, long winded but you are not alone and all their cars have this issue.
Replyglobalhelper, April 12, 2013, 12:31Master
plastic only lasts so long. sorry but the SUN does do weird things
Answer #3BonnieP September 19, 2014, 16:47Rookie
I have the same problem and I hope everyone that this is happening to will go to http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2006/toyota/camry_solara/
I hear they may be working on a recall, just don't know how far back it will go.
You need to file a complaint on the website to push things along!
I have a 2006 Solara and I am getting new cracks on the dash every month! Complaints seem to be from southern states.