2004 Toyota Camry Solara Consumer Review: Trunk Noise

2004 Toyota Camry Solara - Consumer Review

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SE Coupe (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Trunk Noise
By Dsevig on


2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


This car has been reliable so far and I wouldn't hesitate to go cross country anytime. Gas mileage stays on 30 mostly city driving. The passenger window came loose from the guide bracket and I had a trunk noise looked at at each 5K mile service. Finally after talking to the service manager personally the problem was found. The noise sounded like someone beating on an empty 50 gallon drum in the trunk when running over rough surfaces or stones. I think Toyota has a fix for this of replacing the rear shocks. The problem ended up being two rods forming an X inside the trunk and just under the rear window a piece of foam between the two rods fixed the problem. Rear seat long trips are a nightmare

Best Features

Exterior body style and interior dash simplicity. I still have knobs on my 2000 Blazer that I don't know what they do.

Worst Features

Low tire pressure was a pain when new but it does work to let you know when you go from 32PSI to 29 PSI. Maybe to sensitive.
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