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2008 Scion tC repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (43%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (4%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 23 repairs.
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2008 Scion tC repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (75%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion tC in Ohio, United States
- Sep 2008
Jul 2008

12000 mi
sunroof creaking - in warranty repair, however, did not fix the problem 
Aug 2008

13000 mi
sunroof still creaking 
Sep 2008

15000 mi
still creaking, supposedly some welding done by dealership, but problem not fixed 
Scion tC in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

96000 mi

US $6
Right front parking light was out. Bulb was replaced, and socket was cleaned, as there was some corrosion discovered. 
May 2016

125000 mi
Excessive oil consumption; piston rings replaced 
Sep 2016

129000 mi
rear brakes & rotors worn, replaced; brake light had been coming on 

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2008 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion tC in Washington, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

198000 mi

US $200
Brake fluid and brake pads 
Scion tC in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2015
Oct 2011

34000 mi

US $200
tail light seal leaked and water got into the inside of taillight 
Mar 2012

38000 mi

US $12
check engine light cam on p0441 and po0445 error code. replaced gas cap and reset computer 
Apr 2012

38700 mi

US $800
4 new struts and rear sway bar bushings. i dont even blame the car i blame the horrible state of pittsburghs roads 
Mar 2013

47000 mi

US $300
replaced both rear brake calipers 
Feb 2014

57000 mi

US $300
all 4 brakes and rotors 
Aug 2014

62000 mi

US $120
replace both front brake calipers, top off fluid 
May 2015

71000 mi
oil consumption test. burns .5 quart per 1000 miles 
Dec 2015

75000 mi

US $120
Replaces driver side front brake caliper, rotor and pads 
Scion tC in Michigan, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2017
Feb 2016

116000 mi

US $200
Hatch rattling over bumps. Had to get striker and bump stops adjusted 
Scion tC in Iowa, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

113000 mi

US $200
I had to change the brake pads and rotors 
Scion tC in New York, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2015
Dec 2012

21000 mi

US $300
Replacement brake pads and discs 
Jan 2014

31000 mi
Warranty replacement of faulty hatchback handle/garnish. 
Scion tC in Oregon, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2015
Mar 2011

33000 mi
During routine inspection, discovered small coolant leak caused by water pump shaft seal loss of resilience. Replaced water pump assembly under warranty. 
Scion tC in Ohio, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2014
Jun 2013

82000 mi

US $150
Replaced driver side front strut. Old strut collapased and was leaking oil. 

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2008 Scion tC Repair Histories

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