2004 Toyota Solara SLE from North America
This particular one - BAD!!
I have a 2004 Toyota Solara convertible. I just stopped for gas tonight and then it wouldn't start again. It wouldn't even turn over. The lights (head and dash board) came on and the would flutter and all dash panel light would flash. A nice man offered to give me a jump start, but that didn't work. So I'm stuck at the gas pumps waiting for a tow truck. When the tow truck arrives he pulls out a battery pack and the car starts up. I drove around, but there was a low unfamiliar whining noise and the light would flutter if I didn't have my foot on the gas. once I got home, I turned of the car and now she's dead again. In addition, The top had to be repaired 2 times for air seals. Has anyone had problems with their Solara's?
I may have made a bad choice with this one, and Toyota's are generally really reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th January, 2006
30th Jan 2006, 13:58
With the symptoms that you mentioned, it seems to me like your alternator is gone. Have that checked out.
25th Feb 2006, 13:55
Very true about alternator... I recently had similar symptoms on my ford minivan... Alternator was the culprit.
2nd Jun 2009, 18:42
I read your problems and as the two others explained it probably is the alternator or battery. It is easy to check, if you start your engine and take off the negative terminal from the battery and the engine dies it is your alternator. If it keeps running then it is your battery.