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2006 Scion tC Repair Histories

95 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Scion tC. 26 of these members (27.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 58 repairs to 2006 Scion tCs--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2006 Scion tC repairs by problem area

Chart based on 58 repairs.

2006 Scion tC repair cost distribution

Chart based on 20 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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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion tC in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2007 - May 2011
32000 mi   Opened sunroof and driver side window rattle when going over bumps 
32000   excessive rattling when runroof and driver side window were partially opened. 
57000   Excess suspension noise from rear end when going over bumps, full suspension components check determined it's characteristics of TRD sports suspension and sway bars. 
59000   Low beam went out, dealer was charging me $75 to replace bulbs, no thank you!! Replaced it myself. 
78300 US $1000 TRD shocks went after 50K miles, replaced with KYB front shocks, rear KYB shocks didn't fit the car, mechanic need to search for proper set that will fit the car. 
83000   rear sway bar fatigue and failed 
95000   Headlight bulb. 
97000   New headlight bulb lasted only a month. Traced problem to bad headlamp socket. Replaced socket along with bulb. 
101000   lots of lint trapped in blower motor below glove compartment, removed lint, got rid of musty, burning smell along with fan rumbling noise, hoorah!!! 
Scion tC in Ohio, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2015
83700 mi US $300 Bearing in alternator went bad. Had to replace alternator. 
Scion tC in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2015
61000 mi   Right rear wheel bearing. 
80000 US $18 Replaced rear sway bar bushings. They were causing an annoying rattle 
84500   Front left wheel bearing started to make noise, front right may also need replacing soon. 
86000   Finally repaired front left wheel bearing. 
102000   Replaced front right wheel bearing. Repaired myself. 
109000   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) 
128000   3 out of 4 rims were leaking at the bead. I have had this issue before.the aluminum corrodes around the bead and leaks begin for no reason. I had this issue fixed by a shop. 
Scion tC in Colorado, United States
Nov 2010 - May 2011
77000 mi US $600 Blown Right Rear Shock 
Scion tC in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2011
63300 mi   The water pump had cracked and was leaking and making a very loud noise. 
76000   Front driver side wheel well liner fell off. 
76000 US $300 O2 sensor was "stuck in lean position" or so the error code indicated. It was first replaced with an aftermarket O2 sensor and the check engine light came back on. Problem solved with a "certified Toyota" O2 sensor 
79000   Wheel well cover for front driver side fell off. All of the plastic mounting holes were ripped; replacement was needed. 

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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion tC in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2015
51000 mi US $530 My brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced all the way around. 
69000   The horn stopped working. The repair shop said it had blown out so they replaced it. 
72000   My driver's side headlight was out and had to be replaced. 
74000   There are two horns in the steering wheel and they both needed to be replaced. 
82000   I needed front and rear brakes completely replaced, and calipers for the rear, also. 
Scion tC in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
28000 mi   Rear hatch trim and handle broke. Part ordered. Replaced rear hatch trim piece. 
30000   Seek button on radio would stick on. Dealer replaced radio under factory warranty. 
38000   Had a loud rattling noise coming from the front of the engine. The water pump needed to be replaced and was covered by the powertrain warranty 
42000 US $120 Had no Air conditioning and the only problem was a broken wire. 
Scion tC in Ohio, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
10000 mi   Freon leak, was replaced with dye to determine source to get permanently fixed, return trip in early october required parts (hoses), was repaired next day, all under warranty. 
10000   Installed new A/C hoses. 
Scion tC in California, United States
Aug 2006 - Dec 2014
500 mi   In-Vehicle Sirius Radio Brain replaced due to failure of the Unit. 
  Driver's Seat replaced due to seat back spring breaking. Side impact airbag sensor replacement recall campaign performed. 
21000   center console hinge broke, part ordered hinge successfully repaired with new part 
Scion tC in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2015
34000 mi   I had a problem with the front brakes shrieking when I would apply pressure to the brake pedal. This usually happened after I had been driving at least 5 minutes. One week after replacing brake parts they continued to squeak. I took the car back in and the shop replaced brake parts with ceramic parts at the shops expense. So far, so good. 
72000 US $318 Engine check light was on so Replaced oxygen sensor. problem solved. 

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