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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,982 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 052010


  • 75,104 miles


2005 Scion Tc, sun roof exploded while driving at I-85 freeway. All windows and sunroof were closed when it happened. The shattered sunroof have a huge hole in middle front section of the sunroof and shattered all four sides. On daily driving, I noticed that the car structure flex too much, enough to produce popping sound. Toyota dealer initial assessment is not part of warranty or recall as of this date 11/05/2010.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #6

Jun 172009


  • 32,000 miles
Sunvisor on driver and passenger side of vehicle are detached from inside shaft and now they just dont go up. Not functioning properly.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 232008


  • 68,000 miles
I was driving up I-25, when the vehicle in front of me kicked up a rock. The rock hit the top of the sunroof, shattering it into pieces. A lot of sharp glass landed on myself the driver and in the passenger seat. The vehicles behind me were showered in glass. To repair this I had to purchase a costly new sunroof panel and I am going to have it clear brand so that if it happens again it does not injure any one. I received cuts from the broken glass falling on to me.

- Milliken, CO, USA

problem #4

Dec 092008


  • 82,000 miles


I was driving on the highway at about 45mph when I heard a loud explosion. I immediately pulled over thinking a tire had blown and found that the moonroof glass had shattered. The glass was bowed upward in the center indicating it had broken due to stress. The windshield and the wind deflector did not break at all nor receive any damage. The glass was not impacted by any foreign object.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 292008


  • 57,769 miles
Incident occurred on 9/30/08 at ~3:15pm. I heard a loud bang (sounded like a shotgun blast) while driving on the highway at ~60mph. My immediate reaction was to duck...I literally thought someone was shooting at me. After a quick second to collect my wits, I looked around and saw no damage. Once that "soaked" in, I realized I heard wind noise (I remember thinking that was odd because windows were up and sunroof was closed). I pulled back the sunroof screen and, to my astonishment, saw that the sunroof had spiderwebbed into thousands of tiny pieces...pieces that were already starting to fly off into traffic behind me. I pulled over and got out to look at the damage. The sunroof looked like something had blasted it from the inside out. I cleaned up the glass the best I could on the side of the highway and headed straight for the dealer. I had heard of deflector shattering (recall was completed on my deflector), but not the sunroof. The dealer refuses to pay for the sunroof even though I have the extended warranty. They claim that it was caused by a road hazard. The weather was mild, nothing hit my sunroof from the outside and, based on similar instances filed here, I firmly believe there is a defect with the design. Toyota should do the right thing, fix this issue and honor their warranties.

- Medina, OH, USA

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problem #2

Sep 062008


  • miles
While driving at approximately 25 mph, the moonroof on my 2005 Toyota Scion Tc burst and shattered.

- Somerville , NJ, USA

problem #1

May 262005

tC 4-cyl

  • miles
Rock chips, rusting spots, only had the vehicle for 5 months.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

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