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Toyota, Toyota Camry Solara, Coupe, Convertible
Dec 19, 2003 (11:43 pm)
No it doesn't aske you to choose English or French. But it does have a disclaimer that you have to click "I agree" before you can use the system.
Dec 20, 2003 (5:57 am)
Got a chance to try out the stability control on my 04 SLE the other night and man does it work awesome!..i went on some snowy back roads and jeked the wheel both ways to get the car to slide around and as soon as it started to slide,the vsc activates (audible beeping sound)and straightens the car right out!Also tried some situations with the traction control on vs off and it definetely does the job of getting you up a snowy hill without wheel spin.All in all i think this car is one of the best cars out there for the money.(had a 00 SE V6 before this one and it was perfect also)
Dec 20, 2003 (10:20 am)
Does anyone know if I press the windshield defrost, does the A/C turns on also? The air that came out was so cold but the A/C light is off.
#646 of 672 hey 2k1trd.......
Dec 20, 2003 (10:50 pm)
Since you like yours so well, do you have any issues with the "left-pull" issue described by some?
#647 of 672 Air control
Dec 21, 2003 (12:33 am)
I think I finally figured out why every time I start the car, the recirculate is on. It's because when you set the temp to max cold, it automatically turns recirculate on. I always have the temp set at max cold. So everytime when I start the car, recirulate turns on even manually turned off before I shut down the car. In order to make myself happy, all I need is to increase the temp by 1 and the next time I start the car, recirculate remains off. It worked a few times and hope it works the same when I start it next time.
But while I was happy that I figured out the "recirculate" thing, damn, another thing came out and the air control system really has a mind of its own. What happened was after driving for 40 minutes and in front of a stop light, I manually increased the temp and after certain temp, like 74 or something, the mode automatically switched to front/floor. Then when I continued increasing the temp., it automatically switched to floor. When I lowered the temp., it automatically switched from floor to front/floor, then front. At first I thought it's cool. But after pulling into the garage, I tried to do the same thing and this time it didn't switch the mode at all!!!!! It stayed at front even I increased and decrease the temp!!!! What the heck is going on with this system?? I think I need to do some experiments with it tomorrow.
Dec 21, 2003 (8:57 am)
Nope no problems with pulling and niether did my previous 00 SE V6.Let me tell you that i am a auto tech and i work for a independent garage and in my 15 years of doing alignments,pulling issues are always caused by tires or improper caster angles.
#649 of 672 Air control
Dec 21, 2003 (9:06 am)
Try using it without the auto mode and you will find that it will not change any setting unless you manually do so.the auto mode is programmed to make the proper changes according to your desired temp settings.ie fan speed,vent location,re-circ,etc
#650 of 672 air control continued
Dec 21, 2003 (9:53 am)
I have a 99 Accord Coupe, and would consider going to a new Solara, but I think the Toyota has an inferior automatic a/c system, at least from what I have read here.
When getting into a hot car (I lived in Florida after all), my accord automatically starts it in max, re-circulating the hot air. After the interior cools off a little bit, the Honda automatically starts letting in fresh air . . with no need to touch the controls.
It sounds like Toyota makes you constantly fiddle with the re circulate and fresh air settings. Honda Accord does it for you automatically, and is thus far superior.
Am I right that you constantly have to adjust the Solara automatic a/c when you get into a very hot car?
Just curious . . .
Dec 22, 2003 (7:27 am)
"It sounds like Toyota makes you constantly fiddle with the re circulate and fresh air settings. Honda Accord does it for you automatically, and is thus far superior."
Wow. I didnt realize that the only virtues vehicles had were their A/C systems. Mitchflorida, please pity the poor souls like myself who have manually controlled climate systems. Can you imagine how inferior our cars are...
Seriously though, THIS would stop you from buying a car that you may otherwise LOVE?
Dec 22, 2003 (9:43 am)
Have any of you had problems with the CD player acting up? I got my Solara about 2 to 3 months ago. From the day I got it, it never worked right. Here's an example. 50% of the time that I put a CD into the drive whether it was a burnt CD or a production one, it would come up with an error. Let's say I was listening to a CD and flipped over to the radio to check weather or traffic for a minute, then switched back... Error 99.999% of the time. They switched the CD player out, but this one is just as bad as the one before. Just seeing if I'm the only one with a problem.