really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,834 miles

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2006 Scion tC brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #2

May 072014

tC 4-cyl

  • 63,669 miles


I was driving East bound on the 105 fwy and was keeping a save distance going at approximately 45 mph since traffic was stop and go, when traffic stopped on front of me. I started to apply the brakes with little to no response and could not stop in time to avoid a collision with the vehicle on front of me. A few minutes before and prior to entering the freeway I had felt something similar on the street and thought it wasn't an issue, however the brakes felt as if they were not responding. The brakes began to respond once again and I proceeded to continue to drive. After the accident I thought that this may not be an isolated incident and thought of reporting this incident to make sure it's addressed for future Scion Tc owners. My car is now a total loss and my insurance didn't cover it. I'm now seeking for an alternate vehicle so I can continue my internship/work experience.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 052012

tC 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Traveling home from work when I felt something pop under the front of the car. The steering boomeranged to the left, I was not able to recover as it was like it was locked.unable to turn the steering wheel back to the right, I applied the brakes which would not stop the car as it accelerated. The car crossed the center line into a residential yard hitting a tree head on. I ended up with facial, clavicle, rib, pelvis and hip fractures. The physicians say it will be a year before I will be able to work and I may end up with a permanent limp. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 072913 update: Crash on June 5, 2012 resulted in permanent disability, foot drop, an "erector set" inside my leg/hip/pelvis, always wearing the leg brace, dealing with atrophy, pain/discomfort, losing the house, need handicapped accessible apt, finances suck, will always be paying the medical bills, can't go back to work (ever), have already become a burden to other taxpayers & the lawyer advised no successful tort was possible against Toyota Scion because there was no other witness... (don't believe Toyota would care either way ! ). we got rid of the Tundra for a ridgeline too. No Toyota products in our future - ever. Am not complaining though - am very happy to still be vertical.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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