7th Generation (2000—2005) Celica Problems

This generations ranks 46th out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (47%), transmission (22%), and the clutch (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Died 2 complaints at an average of 68,500 miles in the 2000 Toyota Celica.
  2. Rod Knock 1 complaints at an average of 75,460 miles in the 2002 Toyota Celica.
  3. Piston Rings Shot 2 complaints at an average of 112,477 miles in the 2000 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 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2005 0 1 56 0.0
2004 2 0 50 0.65
2003 6 1 58 3.21
2002 4 1 57 3.27
2001 19 1 65 6.94
2000 17 3 62 10.35

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