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NHTSA — Engine Problems

7.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2012 Scion iQ engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Scion iQ Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 282013

iQ

  • 6,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When cold the cv transmission in the Iq will not allow the vehicle to pull away up a steep hill. This has happened several times and represents a serious safety concern. The issue only happens when the car is cold, it will pull the same hill with no problem when warm. The Iq has a cv transmission and it fails to adjust to a high enough RPM to pull away up a steep (10%) grade. The problem manifests as either no or very slow forward progress (less than walking speed) even with the accelerator hard down. The dealership service rep seemed unconcerned about the issue.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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