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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Hatchback/Liftgate Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

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2005 Scion tC body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 102006

tC 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,000 miles


Purchased my vehicle in March 2005. I have had it in the shop three (3) times for the moon roof. The moon roof rattles horribly and the dealership as taken the glass out and replaced it saying "that Toyota has done all that they know what to do with that particular situation". I find this unacceptable. I have also had my car in the shop five (5) times for the back hatch. The hatch makes a horrible rattle when just driving on regular roads. This problem is still unfixed. My paint as with the numerous other amounts of complaints is chipping and bubbling up. It horrifies me to read all of these complaints regarding this vehicle. I can only anticipate on what could happen next.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 182005


  • miles
Scion xb truck hatch while closing sheered my nose while closing. Parmamedics required to stablize me, and er treatment with plastic surgeon for treatment.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

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