2009 Scion tC steering NHTSA complaints: Steering

NHTSA — Steering Problems

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2009 Scion tC steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Scion tC Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 092010


  • 45,000 miles


Headed from California to Nevada on highway 15 just 5 miles from las vegas around 8 pm driving under safe and normal conditions, no speeding, no drugs or alcohol to impair the driver. The car in highway speed(obviously)steered to the right, with out the control of driver, not hitting any other car and having the car 2009 Scion Tc rollover 5 times!!! my friend that was in the back seat was ejected out because wasn't wearing her seatbelt, ironically the last picture that was shot she was wearing her seatbelt. Me and my friend are thankful to be alive and received moderate concussions, memory loss and minor bruising. The principle of this story is if the product was reliable as heavily marketed to consumers, then no one had to go through this loss. The car was totaled, however no indication to explain why it rolled over and over-steered with out the control of the driver. My personal research has concluded that many Toyota vehicles have steering problems that oversteer in highway speeds. Toyota has a track record and negligence to cover up defects and stories like this. Toyotas safety overall is unreliable and makes you realize what companies do just to gain a profit for shareholders. Tragic. The car is a 2009 Scion Tc VIN# [xxx], I tried inputting the VIN # however it didn't want to accept my format. I wasn't sure on the mileage but im pretty sure its documented with the dmv and the insurance. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 182008


  • 5,000 miles
1. I don't know the reason for it but the steering wheel normally turn by themselves at higher speed even my hand is on steering wheel. 2.I felt like I was losing control over the car's steering, particularly at highway speeds. Normally it happens on highway and sometime on city too. Sometime I looked over to see if there is a hole on street that made my steering wheel turning w/O reason but there weren't a hole on city street.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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