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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 8
Average Mileage:
8,580 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.

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2007 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #11

Jan 162012

tC 4-cyl

  • 63,385 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Scion Tc. The contact was driving approximately 25 mph and depressing the brake pedal when the rpms increased excessively and the vehicle would not respond. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. No one was injured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 69,000 and the failure mileage was 63,385. Updated 3/14/12

- Vinton, VA, USA

problem #10

Apr 232007

tC

  • miles
Leicester, mass. -- police say it appears the four teenagers who were killed in a car crash in leicester were wearing their seat belts, as was the lone survivor. Leicester police chief jim hurley says neither alcohol nor drugs was a factor in the crash. Hurley estimates the 2007 Toyota Scion was traveling about 75 miles-an-hour on a residential street in the central Massachusetts town late Friday night. He said the car veered out of control and hit the tree. Killed were the driver nathan plaza, 17, of leicester -- and three passengers bryan rossik, 17, of leicester, julianne caron, 18, of North brookfield and courtney butcher, 18, of worcester. Seventeen-year-old lauren bennett remains in critical condition.

- Mendon, MA, USA

problem #9

Mar 112010

tC

  • miles
Monterey park -- a young woman was killed and a young man was badly injured late Thursday in a single car crash on atlantic boulevard, police said. Jasmine alexi garcia, 19, of los angeles died in the crash, los angeles county department of coroner assistant chief ed winter said. The crash occurred just before midnight in the 700 block of atlantic boulevard, monterey park police officials said in a written statement. Garcia was a passenger in the car, officials said, and the driver, a 19-year-old man, was hospitalized in an intensive care unit. The investigation was ongoing, however officials said it initially appeared the 2007 Scion was southbound at high speed just prior to the crash. "the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to traverse all the lanes of traffic in an eastbound direction, " according to the police statement. "the vehicle then collided with a tree." Monterey park firefighters used the "jaws of life" to free garcia and the driver from the wreckage, police said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said, and the driver was taken to los angeles county--usc medical center for treatment. The traffic investigators handling the investigation could not be reached for comment Friday.

- Mendon, MA, USA

problem #8

Jan 152010

tC

  • miles

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

Justine chang 23, died on January 15,2010 in los angeles, California. He was driving a 2007 Toyota Scion. Based on news reports, it is not clear exactly what caused justin chang to loss control of his Scion. Please look into this, could there be a mechanical defect in this model car that has not yet been recalled by Toyota?

- Mendon, MA, USA

problem #7

Jul 042009

tC 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Scion. The contacts daughter was killed in an accident were the vehicle was destroyed. The police stated that the vehicle was going 90 mph. The contact stated that this failure happened twice prior. The vehicle kept accelerating and when the contact had to swerve to miss other vehicles, the contact lost control and hit a utility pole. The vehicle had 30000 miles at the time of the failure and the vehicle had 30000 miles currently. Updated 003/30/10 according to the police report, the driver was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Updated 09/07/10 updated 9/29/11

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #6

Oct 202007

tC

  • 1,000 miles
Sudden acceleration 2007 Scion. I had 2 accidents within 3 months caused by a sudden acceleration.

- Henryetta, OK, USA

problem #5

Feb 182010

tC

  • miles

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

2007 Scion Tc has had accelerator issues since the car was purchased (new in Oct 2006). Out of no where the car will accelerate a few feet and I have to slam on the brakes. No accidents have occurred from this but there have been several near misses when I am close to the car in front of me. Now when I stop at a light I keep a full car distance between my car and the car in front of me in case my car decides to accelerate on its own.

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 112009

tC

  • miles
2007 Scion Tc set on cruise at 70 mph crashed into guardrail on highway. My son was driving and he does not remember the cause of the accident but state police accident reconstruction claim, car hit the guardrail at a speed in excess of 100 mph upon crash. Crash severely injured my son and killed his childhood friend. Two things are known for certain, driver claims car was on cruise and accident report states speed over 100 mph. The crashes on these cars are overlooked because mostly teenagers and young adults are buying them and officials and insurance companies blame accidents on driver inexperience. Updated 05/19/10 updated 05/20/10 update 9/19/2011

- Mendon, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 112009

tC

  • miles
2007 Scion Tc set on cruise at 70 mph crashed into guardrail on highway. My son was driving and he does not remember the cause of the accident but state police accident reconstruction claim car hit the guardrail at a speed in excess of 100 mph upon crash. Crash severely injured my son and killed his childhood friend. Two things are known for certain, driver claims car was on cruise and accident report states speed over 100 mph. The crashes on these cars are overlooked because mostly teenagers and young adults are buying them and officials and insurance companies blame accidents on driver inexperience.

- Mendon, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 092007

tC

  • miles
My daughter pedal stuck to the floor of her 2007 Scion in 2009 of last year. I can provide the date of the incident. She was driving normal speed in corona California down hidden valley parkway. She tried to stop the car but the pedal was stuck & the rug mat always gave us problems with this fairly new vehicle. She was unable to stop at plowed in to the car at a higher speed due to the petal stuck and going in a downhill descend. As a result of the pedal/mat malfunction. She hit the vehicle at the light at a non-extreme speed but was not able to stop. The air bags did not deploy and she had hit the gentlemen in a truck in front of us. The corona police took the incident report down. The officer said it was amazing that she not injured too bad, but emotionally she was a mess. The whole front in of the vehicle came right into herfront seat & passenger seat. The airbags did not deploy at all. She was only injured slightly with a couple days off from school. Myself from work to attend to her pain. I was not in the vehicle. My daughter's car was totaled & the collision center, the insurance company filed the report of the stuck pedal(accelerator). I complained to Toyota> I also was concerned about the incident. This incident happened prior to the recall but is too much of a co-incident. My daughter is a good driver. She complained of the pedal but I did not thank that it was going to be a safety issue. I have since then settled with the insurance company for the payment to purchase a new car. We bought another Scion Tc this time 2009. Now this car is better in the pedal area but still has a delay with the braking system and pulls to the left slightly. I am filing a complaint because the initial Toyota was totaled due to a stuck pedal. This is before any recall or deaths occurred but several of my friends, colleagues are telling me to file the complaint for investigation to see why this failure occurred. I was only able to correct the failure with a new car. Than.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 182008

tC 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2007 Scion Tc has a brake, acceleration problem...3 times while sitting in traffic with the brakes on, the car has surged or lunged forward with the engine revving like crazy. I am very scared to drive it, now!

- Perryville, AR, USA

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