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2012 Scion iQ repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (11%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (22%)

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2012 Scion iQ repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (67%)

Chart based on 9 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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2012 Scion iQ 2dr Hatch

94-horsepower 1.3L I4 CVT FWD

Scion iQ in Maine, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Aug 2017

115000 mi

US $428
Coil was replaced that fire the cylinders. Also replaced Spark Plugs while in there. 
Scion iQ in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2017
Jun 2017

44000 mi
The Blizzard Pearl paint ($200 additional cost at time of purchase) is peeling down to the bare metal on the roof. This is a fairly common occurrence with this paint color for 2012 models. Toyota USA is doing nothing to correct this. Overseas owners have had the Toyota factory correct this by repainting. I'm very disappointed that Toyota USA won't "do the right thing" and fix an obvious factory paint defect from Japan. Otherwise, I love this car and it continues to run great. Update: I was called to pick up my car later in the afternoon after the rep had looked at it and determined that the peeling paint was due to BIRD DROPPINGS. Toyota accepted no responsibility. I have never left bird droppings on the roof of my car beyond one day.  
Scion iQ in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2017
Apr 2015

32700 mi

US $295
Accelerator peddle sensor was replaced, after 2 failures. That, according to them was not the problem. They blamed the "limp home mode problem" on the Cruise Control after market unit that they had installed for me before I took delivery of the car. The answer...disconnect the $300 unit......that they assured me would work. BS! I declined that solution and as a result when the limp home mode is selected by the computer, I pull over, shut down the engine, restart, blip the throttle and if the engine races, ignore the warning lights and drive away. A little inconvenient but not a disaster. I am however disappointed in Toyota for their lack of understanding and their total lying about the problem. 
Scion iQ in Colorado, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2015
May 2015

58000 mi

US $35
Heard noise develop soon after last repair, still not using it on road often. Strut was loose at top. is this finally the real cause found or a screw up from the last trip? Replaced the drivers side wheel well liner! NOTE: Previous winter a snowplow left a bank of snow When the front wheel mud flap in front made contact with the snow it also makes contact with front tire POPS right off! Instantly! Design Flaw! 
Scion iQ in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2017
Nov 2016

26600 mi
fuel gauge misrepresents fuel level - repair requires gas tank to be completely removed from vehicle 
Scion iQ in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2014

12000 mi
Fuel fill sluggish/scoped tank/freed sticking back flow valve/solved problem 
Sep 2015

28000 mi

US $145
Replace oxygen sensor 
Scion iQ in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Jul 2014
Apr 2014

7120 mi
carbon deposits in cylinder causing misfire, they were cleaned out. also a cover was added to protect wiring under the passenger seat. 

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2012 Scion iQ Repair Histories

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