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NHTSA — Structure Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,754 miles

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2006 Scion tC body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 012011

tC

  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2006 Scion Tc rear trunk handle broke off. It is a common problem. I had tape holding it on for a year or so, and glued it myself. I did not receive any recall notice otherwise I would have fixed it. It is not just the handle to get in to the trunk. This is a 18 inch by 6 inch piece of my car hanging by a wire. I just called Scion and they said that is was not a recall but a warranty extension that expired 7 years from the date of car being sold or March 2014. Hopefully it stays on and doesn't fly off on the freeway and cause an accident, because then will not be able to have access to my spare tire or get into my trunk. This should be a recall with no expiration date.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 242012

tC

  • 70,000 miles
Trunk handle to hatch snapped off as I was trying to open my trunk. Now I can't access my trunk.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #4

Sep 302010

tC 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I purchased my Tc in September of 2010... I notice afterwards that it rattles in the back, loud while going down the road... and it is so annoying. I've tried everything to get it to stop. Also, sitting still with the car not in neutral it makes this loud rattle on the left side close to the gas tank.. what the heck"?"

- Milan, TN, USA

problem #3

Feb 282007

tC

  • 23 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 2006 Toyota Scion Tc and the rear hatch back handle just completely came off. The car has close to 23,000 miles on it. I never use force to open the hatch back, never had any issue with it at all. One day I simply went to open the hatch and off came the entire panel with the handle. People honk at me when I drive to let me know it's hanging. (this is exactly the same as several people I know own Tc's). Right after it happened I got honked at on the freeway and it's distracting to myself and others. I really want this to be recalled for myself and others.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 192009

tC

  • 45,000 miles
I have a 2006 Toyota Scion Tc and the rear hatch back handle just completely came off. The car has close to 45000 miles on it. I never use force to open the hatch back, never had any issue with it at all. Then last week I simply went to open the hatch and off came the entire panel with the handle. It was crazy I have pictures of it just hanging by the wires for the back lights. I took to dealership they denied to fix even with my platinum warranty package. I am very upset I feel this is not my problem. The manager at the dealer even said he sees this all the time. I have read on plenty of websites that people are having same problem. People honk at me when I drive to let me know it's hanging. Right after it happened I got honked at on the freeway and it's distracting to myself and others. I really want this to be recalled for myself and others.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

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problem #1

Sep 232007

tC 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,500 miles
On 9/23/07 I was in an accident while driving my 2006 Scion Tc. The front end of my car hit the passenger side of another car. I had been at a stop and had just proceeded into the intersection about 20 feet when we hit, so I could not have been going more than 15-20 mph. The other driver's speed is unknown, although the posted speed limit is 35 mph. The entire front end of my car was ripped off and the frame was pushed back. The body shop estimated the damage to be well over $11,750 so the insurance company declared it a total loss. Damage to the other vehicle was minor. Not one of my 6 airbags ever deployed even though the force of the crash was enough to demolish the car and throw me against the driver's side door.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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