2008 Scion tC steering NHTSA complaints: Steering

NHTSA — Steering Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
129,269 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Scion tC steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 152015


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Scion Tc. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel turned in both directions independently. In addition, the vehicle jerked when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. While driving over a speed bump, the vehicle spun out independently. The contact lost control and the vehicle spun into the grass and stalled. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the tie rod needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- North Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 152015


  • 160,000 miles
While driving this car I have felt as if I was going to be slung into traffic on the interstate, highways, city roads, country roads, and definitely in most curves. It's like the car has a mind of its own going where it wants at low speeds you can't feel or see it to much but after around 35 to 40 is when it's most noticeable I feel that I got I will trade for some this has resulted in my vehicle to be totaled out. As I was going around a turn one day the vehicle suddenly pulled harder into the turn so I tried to adjust but it sent me into a fishtail and before I could get off the road I impacted with another car which deployed seven airbags.

- Salem, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 292015


  • 87,807 miles
I got on the freeway driving to pick up my mom in the Sunday morning around 6:50 am she works in lax driving on the 110 South freeway in los angeles, ca. This happen between manchester and century. I was in the third lane on the freeway I was going 65 miles per hour motion and I switch lane to the right and my steering wheel lock on me after switching lane my break pedal wasn't working and the steering wasn't responding to the left, the subject vehicle was merging really fast passing 2-1 lanes until I hit the wall and my car flip up-side down rolling for 13 seconds up side down on side the wall. My air bag when off when the car was up side down. I look at the radio and saw white smoke I turn off the car, un buckle my seat belt up-side down, craw out side the passenger window. I got up and took a picture and called the Toyota corporation now um waiting for inspection. For the subject vehicle to be defected well um letting people be aware of this problem on Scion Tc 2008 I O most lost my life. Now I have cut finger skin and left ankle hurts from trying to use the break pedal my elbow has scar fro the window breaking I cover my face crossing my elbows as a shield for my head I had a sweater and long sleeve my it still cut my left elbow. I am the title owner and took me 7 years to pay off this car but now I want my money back or a replace vehicle. I only have liability and I know the insurance wont believe me.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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