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Scion tC body repair cost distribution

Chart based on 17 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 4-speed automatic FWD

34000 mi

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

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2007 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

73000 mi 1: rubber pad rotted over trunk latch switch: they want $350 to replace this piece of rubber!!!!!!! 
86000 mi

US $120
Rear deck garnish broke off. Replaced with new part bought on eBay. Rewired dead center stop light LED while I was at it. 

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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

109000 mi Rear hatch garnish where the the opener mounts. It had some broken clips and was coming off. Dealer replaced under warranty(extended warranty due to class action lawsuit over this issue apparently) 
32000 mi Opened sunroof and driver side window rattle when going over bumps 
32000 mi 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

21000 mi center console hinge broke, part ordered hinge successfully repaired with new part 
28000 mi 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

25000 mi Sunroof doesn't close completely- leading to wind noise- T.S.B. issued 
5000 mi moon roof rattles. came out of the track. 
6000 mi interior trim panel on hatch fell off. was missing both attachment pins. 
119000 mi Passenger vanity mirror / sun visor broke the internal spring that keeps it sprung closed. I think its repairable, otherwise buying a junkyard replacement 

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Scion tC Body Problems

329 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Scion tC. 23 of these members (7%) have reported body repairs for their car. A total of 36 body repairs to Scion tCs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Scion tC problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.