2002 Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota Solara

2002 Toyota Solara Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor Component

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.

Debris in Idle Air Control Valve May Cause Engine Problems

Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.


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2002 Toyota Solara Questions

The "rear lights" warning in the dash come on occasionally (1 answer)

It's night and the rear lights warning in the dash comes on, I switched off the ignition and on again and it went off. This happened twice already, is it a relay ? If so, which one, it's not marked under the fuse box cover.

engine shuts down with defrost or A/C on (1 answer)

Whenever I'm turning on AC, car vibrates and engine turns off automatically. Car run fine without the AC or defrost.

Water inside front headlight. Any fix? (1 answer)

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2002 Toyota Solara Reviews

I have 150k in my 2002 Toyota Solara but I found out that it is burning oil and will need an engine rebuilt or just keep adding oil every week. Anyone else having the same problem?
Toyoyta settled a lawsuit involving several models 1997 to 2002 years regarding excessive engine oil sludge. In most cases you will not know you have this problem unless you take it to a dealer for a tear down (cost about $105), but if your car has the problem it costs you nothing and Toyota will issue a case number and fix it free. Warranted unlimited mileage/8 years on this problem. Kudos to ...
202k, Reliable and still running well. Minor repairs and maintenance schedule makes it last.

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