Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Toyota Solara
Toyota Solara Problems
My Solara has cracks throughout the entire dashboard. Toyota has been useless on this issue, the only issue, my car has
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 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.
Toyota Solara Questions
Been hearing this sound for a few months now. The level does not seem to increase with speed.
When it does this I will wiggle the fuses around and then it starts. What fuse should I be concerned with?
No leaking fluids, but power rack & pinion needs replacing per dealership. Just had sparkplugs changes, alternator replaced, new brakes in over $1,500.
Toyota Solara Recalls
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.
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.
Toyota is recalling 2000 Avalon, Camry, and Solara models because an improper heat treatment may cause the rear axle to be weaker in some areas. After extended use of the vehicle, the rear axle shafts could fail or break. Dealers will inspect and replace the rear axle hub assemblies.
Toyota Solara Reviews
bought my 1999 solara new. now has 322,000 miles on it. Has the 4 cylinder engine. I drive 80 miles round trip to work. Change oil every 3 thousand. I wish Toyota would start making them again. I would buy another in an instant!
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)
I own a 1999 Solara with the 3.0L V6 with 328,000 miles on it. I bought it in Feb of 2002 with approx. 40,000 miles. I use Amsoil Full Synthetic 5W 30 engine oil and have since about 70,000 miles. I also use Sea Foam in the oil to combat the sludge problem with Toyota's motor. I change the oil about every 10,000-15,000 miles and towards the end of the cycle, I add the Sea Foam. This combin...