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NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems Seal Of


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,071 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Scion tC body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 102012


  • miles


Brakes feel hesitant to stop and slow down, feel like its a safety hazard because, my 17 year old son has to drive this car, and I need to feel that he has a safe, sturdy sort of transportation.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 102011

tC 4-cyl

  • 32,646 miles
The plastic housing for the trunk release latch broke completly off when trying to open the hatch.the problem is that the latch is attached to the plastic housing and not the metal trunk. The service pers stated that the proper way to open the hatch is to grasp from the bottom lip and not the latch. This info isn't stated in the owners manual. The proper fix should be to modify the latch and attach directly to the metal part of the hatch.

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072009


  • 12,567 miles
The event leading to the failure was me reaching to open the rear hatch of the car. When I placed my hand on the car hatch handle, the hatch panel broke off and hangs over the license plate and swings violently when I'm driving. Toyota claims that the part isn't covered by warranty.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

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