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2007 Scion tC repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 30 repairs.
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2007 Scion tC repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (56%)

Chart based on 27 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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2007 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion tC in Vermont, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

113000 mi

US $400
The engine experienced a non-typical failure. I was told that the valves failed in the head, causing for the engine to starve itself of oil. This eventually lead to a knock on the lower end and a ticking on the head. $100 deductible on ext warranty. Clutch Plate. While having the engine replaced under warranty, the vehicle was due for a new plate. 
Scion tC in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2011
Mar 2007

14000 mi
the backlight for the HVAC controls lights would not light up; dealer repaired under warranty 
Scion tC in Florida, United States
- Jun 2009
May 2009

29000 mi

US $120
AC Blower motor under glove compartment went out, replaced. 
Jun 2009

30000 mi
Center console HVAC Resistor not properly soldered causing dashboard lights to turn off when turning headlights on. Fixed myself with simple re-soldering. Common '07 problem. 
Scion tC in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2015
Jun 2012

50000 mi

US $130
Trunk handle broke off. 
Scion tC in Vermont, United States
Jan 2009 - Apr 2010
Aug 2009

61000 mi
whine from drivetrain when under load; started to notice around 50k miles; told that this is a normal symptom of scion/toyota manual transmissions. 
Scion tC in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

93000 mi

US $45
Changed transmission fluid. Difficult for car to shift from 2nd to 3rd. 
Scion tC in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2014
Feb 2009

26000 mi
Latch for rear hatch. 
Dec 2009

36000 mi
Seal on water pump was leaking. 
Scion tC in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2010 - Apr 2016
Jan 2011

US $146
Lost HVAC blower fan. Worked intermittently, but died before the part showed up. That bites in WI this time of year. 
Jun 2011

115000 mi

US $222
Wheel bearings. Both fronts went basically at the same time. Both bearing races bad on the passenger side, one race bad on driver side.  
Jun 2012

139000 mi

US $18
Rear sway bar bushings developed an ugly clunking. Replaced. 
Aug 2013

158400 mi

US $198
Front strut replacement 
Jul 2014

178700 mi

US $131
Rear strut replacement 
Nov 2014

185100 mi

US $195
Clutch. Shock load spring failure. Actual friction surface would have lasted the life of the vehicle based on wear. 
Jul 2015

197000 mi

US $48
Bad ball joint. Relatively simple repair, if it were not for eight rusty Wisconsin winters 
Dec 2015

199000 mi

US $176
Rear caliper guide pin snapped, seized into caliper. Required new caliper and bracket. 
Scion tC in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2016
Apr 2015

93500 mi
Oil consumption test. No problem was found.. 
Apr 2016

108800 mi

US $60
Replaced the hatch release switch. Replaced the 3rd brake light assembly. 
Scion tC in Kentucky, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2017
Aug 2013

73000 mi
1: rubber pad rotted over trunk latch switch: they want $350 to replace this piece of rubber!!!!!!! 2: center brake LED dead: they want another $350 to fix that. they offered to combine labor for $500 total for both. I declined. 
Apr 2015

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. 
Jul 2015

91500 mi

US $150
Alternator/voltage regulator failed; bought reconditioned alternator for self installation. 
Oct 2017

106000 mi

US $100
Replaced window beltline weather seals on both doors. The rubber material Toyota uses on these dissolves over time. 

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2007 Scion tC 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion tC in Ohio, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

21000 mi
Fan made a noise. They replaced it under warranty. 
Scion tC in Oregon, United States
- Oct 2007
Aug 2007

18500 mi
Fix interior rattle. Covered by warranty. 
Oct 2007

20000 mi
Fix interior rattle in dash, fix bubbles in fabric on interior of A-pillar. Covered under warranty. 
Scion tC in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
Nov 2015

86000 mi

US $90
Water pump was starting to leak and had it replaced. 

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2007 Scion tC Repair Histories

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