2006 Scion tC Problems and Repair Histories

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2006 Scion tC repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 59 repairs.

2006 Scion tC repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 21 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
Jul 2007

32000 mi
Opened sunroof and driver side window rattle when going over bumps 
Aug 2007

32000 mi
excessive rattling when runroof and driver side window were partially opened. 
Dec 2008

57000 mi
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. 
Jan 2009

59000 mi
Low beam went out, dealer was charging me $75 to replace bulbs, no thank you!! Replaced it myself. 
Jan 2010

78300 mi

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. 
Apr 2010

83000 mi

US $120
rear sway bar fatigue and failed 
Dec 2010

95000 mi
Headlight bulb. 
Jan 2011

97000 mi

US $150
New headlight bulb lasted only a month. Traced problem to bad headlamp socket. Replaced socket along with bulb. 
Apr 2011

101000 mi
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
Jul 2012

83700 mi

US $300
Bearing in alternator went bad. Had to replace alternator. 
Scion tC in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2015
Mar 2010

61000 mi
Right rear wheel bearing. 
Jan 2012

80000 mi

US $18
Replaced rear sway bar bushings. They were causing an annoying rattle 
May 2012

84500 mi

US $200
Front left wheel bearing started to make noise, front right may also need replacing soon. 
Jul 2012

86000 mi

US $50
Finally repaired front left wheel bearing. 
Sep 2013

102000 mi

US $68
Replaced front right wheel bearing. Repaired myself. 
Mar 2014

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) 
Mar 2015

128000 mi

US $60
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
Jan 2011

77000 mi

US $600
Blown Right Rear Shock 
Scion tC in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2011
Jan 2010

63300 mi
The water pump had cracked and was leaking and making a very loud noise. 
Mar 2011

76000 mi
Front driver side wheel well liner fell off. 
Jun 2011

76000 mi

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 
Aug 2011

79000 mi

US $80
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 - Jun 2015
Oct 2010

51000 mi

US $530
My brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced all the way around. 
Nov 2012

69000 mi

US $60
The horn stopped working. The repair shop said it had blown out so they replaced it. 
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $20
My driver's side headlight was out and had to be replaced. 
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $91
There are two horns in the steering wheel and they both needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2014

82000 mi

US $900
I needed front and rear brakes completely replaced, and calipers for the rear, also. 
Scion tC in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

28000 mi
Rear hatch trim and handle broke. Part ordered. Replaced rear hatch trim piece. 
Apr 2009

30000 mi
Seek button on radio would stick on. Dealer replaced radio under factory warranty. 
Dec 2009

38000 mi
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 
May 2010

42000 mi

US $120
Had no Air conditioning and the only problem was a broken wire. 
Scion tC in Ohio, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

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. 
Oct 2007

10000 mi
Installed new A/C hoses. 
Scion tC in California, United States
Aug 2006 - Dec 2014
Jan 2006

500 mi
In-Vehicle Sirius Radio Brain replaced due to failure of the Unit. 
Nov 2006 Driver's Seat replaced due to seat back spring breaking. Side impact airbag sensor replacement recall campaign performed. 
Jan 2008

21000 mi
center console hinge broke, part ordered hinge successfully repaired with new part 
Scion tC in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2015
Apr 2010

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. 
Nov 2014

72000 mi

US $318
Engine check light was on so Replaced oxygen sensor. problem solved. 

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2006 Scion tC Repair Histories

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