1st Generation (1999—2003) Solara Problems

This generations ranks 20th out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the body (28%), exterior (14%), and the engine (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Timing Belts Brake 1 complaints at an average of 55,000 miles in the 2000 Toyota Solara.
  2. Clear Coat, Paint Peeling 1 complaints at an average of 106,000 miles in the 2001 Toyota Solara.
  3. Air Bag Light On 1 complaints at an average of 62,000 miles in the 2003 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 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2003 1 0 0 0.29
2002 1 0 0 0.14
2001 3 0 0 0.75
2000 8 0 0 1.33
1999 1 0 0 0.28

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