really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,500 miles

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2005 Scion tC brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #2

May 212007

tC 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,000 miles


Car: 2005 Scion Tc purchased: Mcgee Toyota of hanover, MA in May 2007. -emergency brake failing 2 weeks after purchase, which caused an accident. -the dealership misdiagnosing the wheel bearing (2-3 times, finally fixing it). -we've been to mcgee Toyota probably 5+ times now, and woburn Toyota twice, all for problems with a 2005 Scion Tc. One of the other issues was when my wife bought the car, she bought a Toyota extended warranty. We noticed a few weeks after purchase that the weather stripping was dry-rotting, and woburn Toyota said they wouldn't replace it since it wasn't a factory windshield. We were originally told by mcgee Toyota that we could take this car to any Toyota dealership and the warranty would be valid. Why were we not told by mcgee Toyota when she bought the car, that the windshield had been replaced? mr murphy said he would do anything in his power to make us happy. Mr murphy said he would replace all four tires on the car (because we also noticed there were 3 different tires on the car), as well as replace the windshield for us. We picked the car up yesterday, to find her seats leaned back (it looked like some teenage kids just got done joy-riding), two bubbles in the middle of the new(another aftermarket windshield, which is not covered under warranty ? again!) windshield, a loud squeal coming from the engine when revved, and the clutch making a very loud and noticeable squeak when depressed. It seems that when we bring the car in for something, we leave with 2-3 more problems. When addressed by a manager, it comes to no avail. I attempted to talk with a manager about those issues, and when I refused to shake his hand, we were asked to leave! there are many more issues with this car, which are too many to list in this initial complaint.

- Hanscom Afb, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 102005


  • miles
2005 Toyota Scion developing a potential seat problem. The consumer experienced the same problem with two different vehicles. Both were purchased at the same dealer. In both cases the vehicles would roll backwards. The second vehicle was the consumer's mother's vehicle in which the vehicle had rolled backward after the parking brake was applied and struck the garage door opener (this occurred twice and caused significant body damage). The consumer noticed with her own vehicle that with the parking brake fully applied, the vehicle would still roll backwards, if not placed in park. The second incident with the consumers vehicle occurred when placed in neutral, the vehicle rolled backwards as if the brakes weren't applied.

- Ukiah, CA, USA

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