2001 Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Toyota Solara

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2001 Toyota Solara Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.

Misfire and/or Check Engine Light Due to Failed Ignition Coil

On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.

Cracks in dashboard

My Solara has cracks throughout the entire dashboard. Toyota has been useless on this issue, the only issue, my car has

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2001 Toyota Solara Questions

Emissions p code - still blinking light - and many issues (1 answer)

In 2013 I purchased a 2001 solara, with almost 200k miles - CASH - 6k. - i face palm every time i think about it still... ok and not 90 days later! slowly but surly my car is falling apart. --- still not fixed - almost 2 years now with no answers from anyone! and a freaking blinking light!!! ahhh...

Back windows won't go up, front won't go down, top won't go down, seat won't mov (1 answer)

I saw a spark when I touched a screwdriver down my window switch on what looked like a circuit board. Now my front windows are stuck up, back windows stuck down, top stuck up, and my electric drivers seat won't budge either. It's bad because it rains almost every day in Florida and my i...

Car won't start! It shut off while driving down the highway! (1 answer)

It will try to start but will not turn over. Battery is okay! Fuel pump is coming on, it‘s like it isn't getting fuel!

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2001 Toyota Solara Reviews

My "Black Beauty" gets looks all the time. I have even had a few "want to sell it?" questions on it as well. I bought it in North Carolina when I lived out there and drove it all the way to CA comfortably. I bought it in 2000 and am still in love with it
well. my first one (I bought another with 108,000 miles) went... are you ready for this... 358,000 miles, I replace the first timing belt at 318,000 had the Transmission rebuilt at 272,000 and replaced an alternator at 351,000. That is it, except for brakes, tires, light bulbs and oil changes. Everything else was original. Traded it in and bought a "new" 2001 one... (well "new" to me)
Got 125K and have only had to do routine maintenance. NO other issues. Still has all original major components. About to do some suspension work. Horrible roads are the cause. GREAT CAR!!! LOVE IT!

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