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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Roof And Pillars Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,650 miles

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2006 Scion tC body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 022005

tC 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,696 miles


My boyfriend and I were driving my car on a clear, sunny day at highway speeds with the air conditioner running and all windows closed on I-495 in Maryland, when we heard a loud pop. Thinking that there was something wrong with the car or the tires I pulled to the side of the road where I then discovered that it was the moon roof wind deflector shattered. Glass was falling in though the cover for the moonroof on our head. We ended up switching places and taking the back roads to the dealership. I called them and let them know what happened and found that they were very accusatory. We explained that we had not passed under any overpasses and no debris were observed either visually or heard while in the car coming from the road or another car. Once dropping it off they tried to make me feel as if it was me and that my insurance may have to handle it. After a month of dealing with them they returned the car with a new moon roof and freshly painted rear spoiler. Recently I found an article in the wall street journal stating that Toyota motor Corp in recalling 71,000 05-06 Scion Tc's. that was a huge relief to me, seeing as the dealership made it seem that it was a very limited problem and only a few cases have come about.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 242005

tC 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 604 miles
1) I was sitting in a restaurant parking lot with only my ac running when and all of a sudden my sunroof just shatters. No reason for the glass to shatter, had not opened the sunroof in 3 to 4 days, nothing hit the sunroof at anytime, and I was motionless when the glass shattered. 2) when the glass shattered pieces of glass rained down onto me inside my vehicle. I had a few cuts but nothing major. If I would have been driving when this happened I feel there could have been major problems and possibly glass in my eyes. 3) the dealership replaced the glass, but only after I had to argue that they pay for the repairs because I had only had the car for just under 2 weeks. Now there is additional damage caused by the glass that I have to try to get fixed. Email reply on May 17, 2006 confirmed that it was the sun/moon roof (not the wind deflector) that shattered.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

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