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Scion tC Body and Trim Problems and Repair Histories

295 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Scion tC. 39 of these members (13.2%) have reported paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs for their car. A total of 14 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs to Scion tCs--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Scion tC problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Scion tC problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Scion tC problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Scion tC repairs by problem area

21% of the Scion tC repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 12% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 113 repairs.

Scion tC paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repair cost distribution

Of the Scion tC paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 29% cost less than $100, 43% between $100 and $499, 14% between $500 and $999, 7% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Scion tC Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion tC in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 27000    
34000 200 tail light seal leaked and water got into the inside of taillight 
58000  

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2007 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion tC in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 33000    
73000 0 1: rubber pad rotted over trunk latch switch: they want $350 to replace this piece of rubber!!!!!!! 
78000  

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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion tC in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 31000    
32000 0 Opened sunroof and driver side window rattle when going over bumps 
32000 0 excessive rattling when runroof and driver side window were partially opened. 
 

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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion tC in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 17000    
21000 0 center console hinge broke, part ordered hinge successfully repaired with new part 
81000  
Scion tC in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 18000    
28000 0 Rear hatch trim and handle broke. Part ordered. Replaced rear hatch trim piece. 
 

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2005 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion tC in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Hood seal deformed, creating wind noise. Hatch struts weak. Both replaced under warranty. 
 
Scion tC in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Sunroof doesn't close completely- leading to wind noise- T.S.B. issued 
Scion tC in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 moon roof rattles. came out of the track. 
0 interior trim panel on hatch fell off. was missing both attachment pins. 
Scion tC in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 109000    
119000 0 Passenger vanity mirror / sun visor broke the internal spring that keeps it sprung closed. I think its repairable, otherwise buying a junkyard replacement 
139000  

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