2nd Generation (2004—2008) Solara Problems

Solara owners with a 2004—2008 model year have the most problems with the interior (57%), engine (15%), and the exhaust (4%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Shiney, Sticky, And/or Cracked Dashboard 16 complaints at an average of 48,236 miles in the 2006 Toyota Solara.
  2. Defective Convertible Top 3 complaints at an average of 67,707 miles in the 2008 Toyota Solara.
  3. Cracking Dashboard 21 complaints at an average of 88,076 miles in the 2004 Toyota Solara.

What Solara 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 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2008 19 0 0 6.3
2007 29 0 0 3.63
2006 31 0 0 6.5
2005 9 0 0 1.6
2004 38 0 0 4.31

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