2008 Scion tC electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,333 miles

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2008 Scion tC electrical problems

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2008 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 222016


  • 113,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Scion Tc. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 112012

tC 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
First, the rubber hatch release melted & dripped onto my rear bumper. (I suspect that faulty wiring of some sort kept the release somewhat engaged, which melted the rubber.) then the hatch latch/lock would only completely release after multiple attempts. Finally, after unlocking the hatch & engaging (I thought) the release, the entire panel pulled off the car, leaving it dangling by the wiring harness.

- Wellington, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012011

tC 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Defective trunk hatch handle, the handle broke on around November 2011, I strongly believe that it is manufacture defective and it is not meant to last. I"ve seen not just one, or two, or several, but a lot of cars with the same problem in the freeways; therefore, I believe that this is something that Toyota must pay and ask for a recall. Also, I considered dangerous because the handle is connected to the brake light and if there is any interference it can cause an accident.

- Paramount, CA, USA

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