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#31 of 62 07 Solara SLE Convertible Alignment Trouble
Nov 09, 2006 (5:56 am)
Brand new 2007 SLE Convertible and from day 1 the steering wheel is off center by about 1/4 inch. The alignment is actually fine, just the steering wheel is off center. This is making me CRAZY, the dealer had the car on the alignment rack twice and it is the same problem. I go back next week to have a "master technician" look at it. Has anyone had a similar experience and what were the results. What is my recourse if they can not correct this problem.
#32 of 62 Re: 07 Solara SLE Convertible Alignment Trouble [rellik01]
Nov 09, 2006 (10:48 am)
I've had mine for almost 3 months, and it is perfect. I am not having the problem you refer to. Try calling Toyota directly.
#33 of 62 Re: 07 Solara SLE Convertible Alignment Trouble [rellik01]
Nov 10, 2006 (11:52 am)
Mine's a 2006 and at around 25,000 miles I had to have my 2 front tires replaced (my fault, I somehow ripped the wall on one of them). Anyway, I got the best price from the dealer and of course had them balance and align the front when putting the new tires on. When I got the car back, the steering wheel was 'off center', so I brought it back--same thing, so I brought it back again and that time they seemed to get it straightened out!! I know what you mean though...drove me nuts too!
#34 of 62 "Orange peel" in door paint
Nov 12, 2006 (4:29 pm)
I have a new 2007 Solara Coupe. So far, the car seems to be excellent mechanically (I've only driven it 128 miles). But the first time I washed it, I noticed that there was "orange peel" in the paint at the bottom of the doors (approx. the bottom 3 inches). I suspect this was caused by the paint not covering this area sufficiently to smooth out when sprayed. There are also fine dust particles in the paint, but these are less noticeable.
Has anyone else noticed the orange peel problem on their car?
#36 of 62 Re: "Orange peel" in door paint [beachdoc]
Nov 13, 2006 (2:24 pm)
I have the '07 convertible--black so every blemish shows. No problems to date (almost 3 months)
#37 of 62 Re: "Orange peel" in door paint [rmat]
Nov 14, 2006 (7:34 am)
Thanks for the reply. Perhaps my vehicle is "unique." I may have to just live with it because anything I ask the dealer to do to fix it will likely just make it worse.
#38 of 62 Re: "Orange peel" in door paint [beachdoc]
Nov 14, 2006 (1:44 pm)
I think if you check other similar cars you will find that this is a type of paint used to prevent damage from rocks and gravel. It is used on the lower few inches of the car usually found on body panels behind the wheels.
#39 of 62 Re: 07 Solara SLE Convertible Alignment Trouble [rellik01]
Nov 14, 2006 (2:24 pm)
It's simple,center the steering wheel and reset the toe.If they can't figure that out,try a regular shop that does alignments.
#40 of 62 Re: "Orange peel" in door paint [rellik01]
Nov 15, 2006 (7:01 am)
Thanks! You're right. The rocker panels and bottoms of the doors are sprayed with chip-resistant paint. So, it's not a flaw in the paint after all.