NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages: Doors: Latch Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45 miles

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2005 Scion tC accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 182004

tC 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45 miles


I have had numerous problems with my 2005 Scion Tc since purchase on 7/16/2004. The day after purchase the front tire was sitting on the rim. Terrible problems with scratches it seems as though you look at it and it scratches and the paint is peeling and bubbling all over, the power lock button fell inside the door within the 1st week I had the car. Have been to dealership 3 different times concerning the sunroof making terrible rattling noises and it sounds like the whole top of the car is moving when you make a turn, then after it rains, I live in fl and no visible water is on the top, open the window and water on the lip of the sunroof leaks water all over you. They have took the car apart for sun roof and can't fix, tore out the headliner. Also the inside metallic parts scratch easily, the dealership tech destroyed the part around the gear shift. My car insurance has doubled since I bought this car because of accidents I have less than 9,000 miles on this car, have met with GM, and everyone thinks your crazy. This is the worst car I have ever purchased and it has been nothing but a nightmare, the people at the dealership say oh your the only one with the paint problem, it's wear and tear, yet we have another new vehicle that gets driven to work every day and the paint looks better than my car. I am very disappointed with Toyota and I traded in a Toyota to get this car, I guarantee you I will never buy another Scion, I have wondered why they are not advertised on tv, now I know why. I spend my time going to the doctors and the dealership being treated like an idiot. They kept my car 5 days last time and want it again. If your car leaks like mine please report it as they have had an outside rain doctor check it out an it says it's designed that way, yat it did not do this in the beginning. I hate to trade it in and pass this nightmare on to someone else. I have come across tons of complaints and many service advisories.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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