Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance

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

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Toyota Solara Problems

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.


Cracks in dashboard

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

radio fades out all the time

my radio has been fading in and out since 19000 miles
defective or loose sensor near convertible motor located at rear passenger seat . buy replacement sensor from dealer for $20-$26
TELL YOUR MECHANIC if he can do what is needed get price first .. in miami florida I found my shop would do it for $100 .
which is cheap.
contact me for any info

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Toyota Solara Questions

why does the map sensor code still come on after 2 new sensor (1 answer)

had p0105 code map sensor bought a used one reset the light worked for half a day next day bought a new one same thing when the light comes on car surges losses power and shakes if i reset the check engine light workes good for like 2 min SOME ONE HELP ME PLEASE

Oil consumption very high, why? Only 65000 miles (1 answer)

1 quart every month

My car is making this really loud noise and I'm not sure where it's coming from (1 answer)

When I start the car u car here like a little noise but as soon as I step on the gas it's loud and when the AC is on I don't no what it can be I just got the car and it wasn't making the noise 3days ago!!!

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Toyota Solara Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Load Carrying Modification Label Missing

These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

Curtain Side Air Bags May Not Be Secured Properly

The curtain side air bags may not be tethered to the vehicle properly. This may result in them not deploying properly in a collision. Dealers will inspect the air bag tether straps and reroute them if necessary. The Toyota recall number is 60J. This recall began on December 21, 2006.

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Toyota Solara Reviews

I have 108,000 on the 2005 Solara SLE. HARD to beat this car. JBL sounds top-down clear, always starts the same, has sat long periods and always came out of sitting well. I've changed belts, battery, brakes, and tires. Bridgestone Turazas don't wear out and ride well. Had the computer tell me I needed an oxygen sensor in 117 degree Tulsa summer heat, but after I bought one, I still have it, as ...
I bought my 2008 Solara Convertible in March 2014 with 63000 miles on it from the Toyota Dealer who sold it to the original owner. Initially the front end shook badly when driving on a bumpy road and I took it back to the dealers service dept several times. Initially they tried to tell me this is normal for a convertible, but I wasn't buying that line. I persisted and they finally replaced both...
had my toyota for 3 yrs,i love my car,now its rattling on the right side of engine,on the outside of it, i need to know what it could be, and how much too fix it, it makes a little rattling when on and parked and when i start giving gas at the begining and when i stop.

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