5th Generation (1990—1993) Celica Problems

This generations ranks 18th out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (83%), hvac (16%), and the We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Stalls 1 complaints at an average of 92,000 miles in the 1992 Toyota Celica.
  2. Igniter Module Overheats 1 complaints at an average of 135,000 miles in the 1992 Toyota Celica.
  3. A/c Lines Punctured 1 complaints at an average of 130,000 miles in the 1990 Toyota Celica.

What Celica Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 1992 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1993 0 1 21 0.0
1992 2 1 21 0.65
1991 1 1 20 0.21
1990 3 2 20 0.52

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