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2006 Scion tC repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 60 repairs.
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2006 Scion tC repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (57%)

Chart based on 54 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

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Scion tC in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

123000 mi

US $200
Starter winding. Push start hard when it seems like transmission pops out off wedge then cars starts, run but when idle car dies. At times flywheel grind with starter or tranny binding, starter wind like broken. 

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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion tC in Florida, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

100000 mi

US $700
Struts replaced CV axle replaced. Tires replaced. 
Scion tC in Missouri, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Feb 2012

54500 mi

US $300
I have the supercharged version of the Scion tC and it repeatedly kills catalytic converters and o2 sensors. 
Jul 2012

57500 mi
Primary catalytic converter failed. This is the fourth time it has been replaced. 
Scion tC in Maryland, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2017
Oct 2014

132200 mi

US $300
Frozen brake caliper 
Apr 2017

157000 mi

US $300
Needed new tires 
Scion tC in Oregon, United States
May 2013 - Feb 2015
Jul 2014

150200 mi
Dropped the car off at a dealership for an alignment, when I picked it up after hours the check engine light was on. Brought it to O'Reillys read all sorts of sensor codes including ecu error. Cleared the codes and have driven 2k+ miles fine 
Scion tC in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2010
Mar 2010

38000 mi
While pushing clutch pedal in and out, a loud squeak from engine bay could be heard. Found rubber boot covering clutch mechanism to be not installed properly, applied chain lube to part and reinstalled boot cover.  
Scion tC in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

120000 mi

US $240
Front Struts Replaced 
Scion tC in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - May 2016
Mar 2010

61000 mi
Right rear wheel bearing. 
Jan 2012

116500 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 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

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

82200 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 New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2011
Jan 2010

71800 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. 
Scion tC in Ohio, United States
Aug 2007 - Apr 2017
Jul 2012

83300 mi

US $300
Bearing in alternator went bad. Had to replace alternator. 
Apr 2017

135000 mi

US $350
Cooling wasn't as good as it had been, AC was recharged. The hydraulic tensioner for the fan belt started going bad. It was leaking small amounts of fluid, and the belt was squealing. The tensioner was replaced. 

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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion tC in Florida, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

130000 mi

US $1100
water pump needed to be replaced 
Scion tC in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
Jun 2013

163000 mi

US $650
Replaced failed crank position sensor 
Scion tC in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

156000 mi

US $300
Engine light turned on and kept reading an emission leak. After replacing parts, it still says the same thing. Not sure what's going on, but car runs fine. 
Scion tC in California, United States
Aug 2006 - Mar 2017
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
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 Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2012
Mar 2011

86000 mi

US $222
Tuneup, headlamp, front brakes 
Scion tC in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2016
Nov 2012

69300 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. 
Feb 2016

89000 mi

US $950
The oil pan had leaks. The transmission line had leaks. 
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
Feb 2010 - Nov 2016
Nov 2014

72000 mi

US $318
Engine check light was on so Replaced oxygen sensor. problem solved. 
Scion tC in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

117000 mi
This car ran good until I smelled gas. Head bolts stripped. Apparently Toyota knows about this and has done nothing. They did fix on camry but not tc. 

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