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NHTSA — Visibility: Rearview Mirrors/Devices Problems


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2005 Scion tC accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2005 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 142004

tC 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Scion admits there is a problem with the combination of accessories:1) auto-dimming mirror and 2) side curtain air bags. When the mirror is installed there is a chance that the wiring obstructs the air bags. They claim a tsb will be issued but can give me no time line for the issue of a new wiring harness. Dealers will not even pull the driver's "a" pillar trim to see if the wiring happens to be correct. So, we just wait... and wait... and wait and pray that there is no need for the airbags to function. There is also a problem with the "lid" covering the radio. It functions when it wants - often taking many attempts to get it to open. On the open road this is quite a distraction. We all know how many accidents are cause by such "minor" distractions as tuning the radio, talking on my phone, etc.

- Salem, OR, USA

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