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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,214 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 292006

tC 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 45 mph on the interstate, the brakes failed. The brake pedal went to the floor. The vehicle skidded and hit a bump which caused injuries to the contact. A police report was taken. The vehicle was currently at an auto body shop. No lights were illuminated on the dashboard prior to the incident.

- Dulles, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 172004

tC 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 429 miles
On August 17 @ about 4:30 P.M. in ther afternoon the wheels on my Scion Tc locked up going about 35 mph on the hyperion bridge. I applied the brakes in order to slow down on a slight turn at the end of the bridge and the rear of the car fishtailed and my rear right wheel hit and scraped the curb. Nothing yet has been done to correct the problem. I have reported the incident to Toyota/Scion. It has taken them a week to even get back to me to tell me that a field engineer will be inspecting the vehicle. The car is still at the dealership (Toyota of glendale.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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