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Toyota Camry Solara, Convertible
#1112 of 1166 Re: Hesitation problem
Mar 10, 2007 (2:37 pm)
I have a 2006 Solara 6 cyl. and there is a problem with the car hesitating. My example is: When your in a parking lot and coming up to a speed bump, you have your foot on the gas and then take your foot off the gas (slowing down a little)to go over the speed bump, you then put your foot back on the gas to accelerate - THE CAR HESITATES! It almost seems like the car is in neutral and you hear the engine reeve, but no power. Then the power is back - but the car hesitate! This is a terrible problem and it always does it!
If anyone else is have a problem with the car hesitating after acceleration I want to hear hear from you please. I have some important info. that I think will help. But I also want help by hearing from others who have a similar problem. We can get this fixed, but we need to voice the problem so that Toyota steps up and fixes it. I am going to pursue this matter until an update is re written for that problem. It involves the computer and I know for a fact Toyota is aware. They fixed this for the 2007 Camry and they must do an update for the 2006 Solara!
#1113 of 1166 Re: Happy, with only a couple of issues [nc_scott]
Mar 10, 2007 (2:45 pm)
We can get Toyota to fix the hesitation problem, but we need to complain. They can do an update to the computer. I know for a fact Toyota knows about this and they have told their techs to repeat some blah, blah, blah statement telling us there is no problem. So if they have done that that means they know in fact there is a problem with the Solara hesitation, just like you stated it does. My 2006 Solara 6 cy. does just that and I hate it.
They did fix it for the 2007 and they can do a patch for the 2006! But we need every ones help and we need to speak up!
#1114 of 1166 Re: Hesitation problem [oicjkj]
Mar 10, 2007 (3:50 pm)
Yes. I have the same model & year and mine hesitates! I thought it was my driving style. I want it fixed too!
#1115 of 1166 Re: Hesitation
Mar 10, 2007 (7:04 pm)
Before I bought my `06 I read about this transmission problem in either the Edmonds write up of the Solara or Consumers Reports.
I was told by the service mgr. at my dealership that no fix was available. He suggested using the manual shift function to downshift and stay in the appropriate gear.
Maybe I was too forgiving. I just said OK and goodbye.
I'm dubious about Toyota doing anything on a model that's been discontinued, but I'm willing to be wrong.
#1116 of 1166 Re: Hesitation problem [oicjkj]
Mar 13, 2007 (5:19 am)
I have a 2005 with the same hesitation issue. I've heard about this problem before but haven't done anything about it. What can we do?
#1117 of 1166 Convertible top treatment
Apr 15, 2007 (8:00 pm)
Does anyone have any recommended products to use for cleaning and treating the top of my 2007 Solara?
#1118 of 1166 Re: Convertible top treatment [dkeip]
Apr 17, 2007 (5:12 am)
Raggtopp makes an excellent product. You can find this at most auto parts stores or on autogeek.net. I have used it on my 2005 Solara's tan top and it still looks brand new. Water beads up on it very nicely.
#1119 of 1166 Re: Convertible top treatment [mke60]
Apr 17, 2007 (11:48 am)
Thank you for the feedback.
#1120 of 1166 Re: Convertible top treatment [dkeip]
Apr 17, 2007 (11:57 am)
Go back to August 2006 comments: #1057 of 1119 Raggtop Tip by vice Aug 07, 2006 (1:19 pm) There's a few postings regarding Ragg Top and how to use it...
#1121 of 1166 Re: Hesitation problem/Water problem [beachbunn]
May 07, 2007 (9:50 am)
It is important to realize something here.
When you roll around, the car engages the clutch. Then the car re-engages in first gear when you press the gas. This makes the car lurch (pause while it chooses first gear, and then push in too high a rev in first gear). This is the gap I think you mean. It IS a design defect, but it is not fixable (because they all came that way) and it is harmless. One way to avoid it is to put the car in second gear (I'm assuming you have the dual manual/automatic transmission which you can switch to manual when you are in a parking lot before a speed bump) and then accelerate.
Just a thought.
Alan in Los Angeles