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NHTSA — Seats Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
30,005 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Scion tC accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2005 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 172010


  • 60,010 miles


3 days ago drivers seat back lever could not be used to restore seat back position and had to use lever located next to seat bottom. Today lever could be moved but did not work and seat back again had to be repositioned using the other lever. Airbags are located in the seat so an appointment is scheduled for the 22nd of this month with the dealer.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 112008


  • miles
My son lost his life on Dec 11, 2008 he was riding passenger in his own car, when his friend whom driving lost control of vehicle, the vehicle slid side ways, passenger side into a utility pole slid around and rear ended a tree, at which time my son was ejected out through the back window as a result to his death. He had his seat reclined, in which you see people doing this all the time while traveling. The auto manufacturer needs to not only put have this there owners manuel (which people don't read unless there is a problem) the auto makers need to put a sticker on the sun visor to warn drivers/passengers not ride or drive with the seat reclined. I have check on the internet and found that the auto makers are aware of this problem and congress are the feds has yet to make the auto makers do anything else about this problem, how many more kids will it take before something happens... by the way I only had one son, who I loved very much and now he is gone...please if anything make the auto makers do something.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

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