Last post on Apr 02, 2010 at 12:59 PM
You are in the Toyota Solara
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Toyota Camry Solara, Convertible
#4 of 13 Re: Odor in Solara Convertible [blkbob]
Nov 18, 2007 (7:28 pm)
The toyota district rep was one of the employees who told us this (after he sat in the car). That's why we are going to arbitration now.
#5 of 13 Re: Odor in Solara Convertible [mcat49]
Apr 29, 2008 (12:04 pm)
I seldom close the windows all the way on my Solara. I do have covered parking, but live in SW Florida where we get a lot of rain. You might want
to try Fabreez (sp) on the top inside. Does the trunk have an odor? If so, spray
that also. I once left a milk container in the trunk---after 10 days you would
not belive the odor, but the spay helped.
Good luck-----it is a great auto.
#6 of 13 Re: Odor in Solara Convertible [meegwell]
Aug 15, 2008 (10:40 am)
You are toooo funny, meegwell!
"Note: I did not light the incense"
Sounds like one of those 'Dumb and Dumber' warnings that companies have found it necessary to plaster everywhere!
Anyway, I like your solution...I don't have any odors, but may do it anyway!
#7 of 13 Convertible top odour
Aug 20, 2008 (7:42 pm)
My new 08 Solara Convertible top seems to have a very unsavoury odor - especially noticeable when the car has been parked in the sun for an hour ot two with the top up. Anyone else with this problem... and if so, have you found a solution??
#8 of 13 Re: Convertible top odour [frankpet]
Sep 05, 2008 (2:28 pm)
We have a 2007 Solar Convertible and have been complaining about the top odor since we owned the vehicle in April 07. It almost burns your eyes. I am in MI
and the dealership manager just called me and they are taking it to a place that puts a box inside the car for 18 hours and removes all odors. He did say however that there is no guarantee that after it is in the sun for a couple of hours that the smell won't come back. He said he called CA Toyota Headquarters and they have no record of any complaints so we all need to start writing to Toyota in CA. Documentation is what helps. WE will be having this done in a couple of weeks so will keep you posted on how this technique works, if it does....
Western Ave & 190th St
19000 Grammercy Place
Torrance, CA 90501
#10 of 13 Re: Odor in Solara Convertible
Oct 24, 2008 (1:29 pm)
Did anything ever come out of this 'box' that Toyota was going to put in the car for 18 hours? I just found this blog and couldn't believe it that other people had the saem problem I have been dealing with for 2 years. I only have 6000 miles on the car because I can't take the smell - it gives both my husband and I such a headache. We have also found that in the 3 times we have asked the dealer to look into it, they do not log it in their system. Is it because Toyota is aware of the problem and they don't want the statistics to show how bad it really is! I want to get rid of it but I would lose my a_ _ on it! Does anyone have any other solutions for the odor? I have a dead fish smell and how embarrassing is that!!
#11 of 13 Re: Odor in Solara Convertible [mkrause1]
Oct 24, 2008 (4:25 pm)
Yes, they took it to a company that put an ozone box in it that took out ALL odors in the vehicle. However, they don't seem to understand that the odor is in some chemical that is in the convertible top and when the sun hits it, it comes back. I had to go along with what they wanted, so it is documented. We only have about 11,000 miles on our car. Make sure it is put on your request for repairs. My dealer said he called CA and that it is not a known problem, which is B_. I am glad to see others are having this problem too as we thought we were crazy too, but my sales person even noticed it and the service person did too but got yelled at for saying she could smell it. Does that tell you anything? For an expensive car, that drives so nice it is sad to see such a problem that they can't correct. The car now smells like one of those ionizers....We all need to stick together on this issue.
#12 of 13 Re: Odor in Solara Convertible [mcat49]
Jan 14, 2009 (12:49 pm)
Yes, I can believe the animal parts.
There is a product on the web called odorxit clo2 that will get rid if the odor. I am trying to get to the people at Toyota to get them interested too but no luck so far.
This stuff also gets rid of mold, mildew, tobacco smoke odor, and a bunch of other stuff as well
#13 of 13 Convertible top smell in Solara
Apr 02, 2010 (12:59 pm)
Has anyone gotten any resolution to this annoying problem in their Solara Convertibles? Are we covered under the Lemon Law, I wonder? I We have 23000 miles on our 2007. When it is sunny your car smells and burns your eyes... Hope someone has some ideas....