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2006 Scion tC Problems and Repair Histories

89 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Scion tC. 24 of these members (27%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 47 repairs to 2006 Scion tCs--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Scion tC problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Scion tC problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 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 2006 Scion tC repairs by problem area

13% of the 2006 Scion tC repairs were to the engine, 11% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 34% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 47 repairs.

2006 Scion tC repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Scion tC repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 27% cost less than $100, 47% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, and 7% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 15 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 2006 Scion tC problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

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. 
57000 0 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 0 Low beam went out, dealer was charging me $75 to replace bulbs, no thank you!! Replaced it myself. 
78300 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 120 rear sway bar fatigue and failed 
95000 0 Headlight bulb. 
97000 150 New headlight bulb lasted only a month. Traced problem to bad headlamp socket. Replaced socket along with bulb. 
101000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 19000    
83700 300 Bearing in alternator went bad. Had to replace alternator. 
95000  
Scion tC in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 59000    
61000 0 Right rear wheel bearing. 
80000 18 Replaced rear sway bar bushings. They were causing an annoying rattle 
84500 200 Front left wheel bearing started to make noise, front right may also need replacing soon. 
86000 50 Finally repaired front left wheel bearing. 
102000 68 Replaced front right wheel bearing. Repaired myself. 
107000  
Scion tC in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 76000    
77000 600 Blown Right Rear Shock 
83000  
Scion tC in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 51000    
63300 0 The water pump had cracked and was leaking and making a very loud noise. 
76000 0 Front driver side wheel well liner fell off. 
76000 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 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 37000    
51000 530 My brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced all the way around. 
69000 60 The horn stopped working. The repair shop said it had blown out so they replaced it. 
72000 20 My driver's side headlight was out and had to be replaced. 
74000 91 There are two horns in the steering wheel and they both needed to be replaced. 
77000  
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. 
30000 0 Seek button on radio would stick on. Dealer replaced radio under factory warranty. 
38000 0 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 120 Had no Air conditioning and the only problem was a broken wire. 
 
Scion tC in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 8000    
10000 0 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 0 Installed new A/C hoses. 
 
Scion tC in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 In-Vehicle Sirius Radio Brain replaced due to failure of the Unit. 
0 Driver's Seat replaced due to seat back spring breaking. Side impact airbag sensor replacement recall campaign performed. 
21000 0 center console hinge broke, part ordered hinge successfully repaired with new part 
81000  
Scion tC in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 32000    
34000 0 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. 
69000  

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