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2013 Scion FR-S repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (1%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (9%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (38%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 120 repairs.
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2013 Scion FR-S repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (2%)

$100 - $499 (17%)

< $100 (78%)

Chart based on 58 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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2013 Scion FR-S

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Scion FR-S in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

15000 mi
15,000 miles service and to replace right rear light due to condensation. 
Scion FR-S in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

15000 mi
High pressure fuel pump 

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2013 Scion FR-S 2dr Coupe

200-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Scion FR-S in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2013

14000 mi
High pressure fuel pump replaced under warranty due to excessive noise 
Jan 2016

26200 mi

US $255
drive belt tensioner replaced(bearing was going bad) 
Scion FR-S in Florida, United States
Apr 2013 - Aug 2013
Jan 2013

7532 mi
First signs of Fuel Pump Chirp. Dealer replaced pump under warranty. Also, first service performed 
Feb 2013

8703 mi
Fuel Pump still chirping after first replacement. Pump replaced for the second time. 
Apr 2013

12176 mi
Fuel Pump STILL chirping after second replacement. Fuel Pump changed for the THIRD time. New model year pump installed this time. Considering hiring Attorney for violation of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. 
May 2013

15075 mi
Final Inspection after Defect Notice was sent to Scion. This will be the fourth attempt to remedy a chirping high pressure fuel pump. Technician could not reproduce the noise. Chirping returned the day after inspection. Complained of Idle Dip upon start up and at red lights. Dealer claimed it is a known Subaru TSB and that they did not yet have the ECU Re-flash Update. 
Aug 2013

21200 mi
Check Engine Light came on in the morning shortly after start up. Have been experiencing loss of power in low rpm ranges as well as the rough idle issue. Thought it was bad gas but bad gas shouldn't trip the CEL. Dealer checking error code. Check Engine Light came on in the morning shortly after start up. Have been experiencing loss of power in low rpm ranges as well as the rough idle issue. Thought it was bad gas but bad gas shouldn't trip the CEL. Dealer checking error code. 
Scion FR-S in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2017
Mar 2014

19000 mi
Tail light condensation 
Apr 2014

19700 mi
Drivers side door seal was not flush with the window, allowing water to leak inside. 
Apr 2016

33300 mi

US $300
Coil pack degradation, A side (passenger.) 
Scion FR-S in New York, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

12000 mi
headlight went out 
Scion FR-S in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

37280 mi

C $170
Battery needed to be replaced 
Scion FR-S in Arizona, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

44000 mi

US $100
Battery Issues, trouble starting car for several weeks, eventually the engine would now long start. Had to buy a new battery. 
Scion FR-S in California, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

8 mi
I properly placed a tie-down hook cover that was improperly placed by new car preparation mechanic 
Scion FR-S in New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Apr 2017
Oct 2015

6000 mi
squeaking window fixed, but still occurring car has idling issue, dealer noted hesitation was normal 
Apr 2017

17000 mi
window still squeaking 
Scion FR-S in California, United States
May 2012 - May 2013
Nov 2012

3500 mi
Fuel pump chirping noise 
Jan 2013

5000 mi
Replace chirping fuel pump. 
Scion FR-S in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

1000 mi
Replaced fuel pump due to squeaking noise. 
Scion FR-S in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Oct 2016
Jun 2016

48000 mi
Clutch assembly/clutch fork and throwout bearing. Loud squealing sound from inside car during clutch depress. 
Oct 2016

51000 mi
Transmission gears grinding - needed completely new transmission. 
Scion FR-S in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

13000 mi
Condensation in the right rear tail light. 
Scion FR-S in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2015
Oct 2012

4300 mi
rattles in dash, near outside mirror control switch and from rt door speaker enclosure 
Jul 2014

12000 mi
condensation in the rear light assembly 

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2013 Scion FR-S 2dr Coupe

200-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed manual RWD

Scion FR-S in Georgia, United States
Aug 2014 - Oct 2017
Dec 2014

24000 mi
Condensation in taillights 
Feb 2016

47900 mi
Car hesitates before allowing downshift into 2nd occasionally. Dealer claims it is working as intended. Released car, said to bring back if it gets worse. 
Nov 2016

66000 mi

US $470
Throw out bearing failed. Replaced clutch disc while transmission was out. Battery failed to charge and was replaced 
Scion FR-S in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

14000 mi
Trouble shifting into 1st and 2nd gear. Clutch replaced under warranty. 
Scion FR-S in Virginia, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015 Condensation in tail lights 
Scion FR-S in Alberta, Canada
May 2012 - Apr 2015
Mar 2013

6200 mi
Drivers window wouldn't seal when door closed 
Scion FR-S in Vermont, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2017
Mar 2015

1000 mi
The electric illumenscent dash panel on the 10 series edition FR-S wasn't lighting up. The dealership replaced the ECU but the problem persists. This is covered under warranty and purely cosmetic. Update: The FR-S dash panel turned out to be operator-error. It only works if the car light is on.  
Scion FR-S in Virginia, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

7300 mi
Right tail light had water condensation. Dealer replaced tail light assembly under warranty. 
Scion FR-S in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

9000 mi
Paint blemish from the factory 
Scion FR-S in Maryland, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2017
Oct 2012

2300 mi
Idle dip (car tries to stall out sometimes) and "chirping" when idling - two separate issues - fuel pump (TSB for chirp) ordered and ECU reflash requested by Toyota regional rep (rec'd letter in December that Toyota has TSB for ECU reflash) 
Jan 2013

4300 mi
Special Service Campaign C0W 2614LA - aka TSB - ECM reflash for idle dip. Fuel pump chirp - replaced fuel pump Creaking from rear package shelf of car. Subaru TSB 12-140-12 describes the problem perfectly; gave a copy of the TSB to mechanic who performed repair as described and problem resolved. 
May 2013

6300 mi
Condensation and water inside tail light assembly. Repair order says replaced 1 light and corrected body sealer and sheet metal mounting holes; also added gasket to non-leaked side taillight assembly. Creaking from rear package tray. Previously repaired; issue came back a week after previous repair. Added "packing" between welded panels (described as pieces of felt) after dealer consulting Toyota. 
Dec 2013

9000 mi
More creaking rear tray - dealer "could not duplicate" so no repair done. I'm going to use forum suggested fixes and attempt myself. Frameless windows get stuck when temps fall below freezing. Cannot move window up or down (and had to drive with window cracked). After thawing, reset window switch and worked fine. 
Mar 2014

10000 mi

US $5
Creaking rear package tray. Sprayed silicon into welds from the trunk, based on advice on web forums. Appears to be working but will see once temperatures rise. 
Oct 2014

14200 mi
Condensation in tail light (same one that was previously replaced. Repair done improperly; dried out tail light and replaced gasket. Drop down back seat was rattling against the hinges. Mechanic claims I did not slam the seat closed hard enough. We will see if the problem is fixed. 
Nov 2014

14600 mi
Replacing gasket insufficient. Replaced tail lamp housing to fix condensation problem. 
Scion FR-S in Ohio, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

61000 mi

US $100
Coil pack needed replaced for number 3 cylinder 
Scion FR-S in Tennessee, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2017
Oct 2012

4000 mi
Left rear tail light replaced under warranty. Moisture build-up was reported problem. 
May 2013

8000 mi
Moisture build-up in right tail light. Dealer changed packing and dried. Is fine now. 
Scion FR-S in Hawaii, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2016
Feb 2013

8400 mi
Tail light condensation. Dealers used to just replace the tail light, which often started to leak again. A new TSB was released on 1/16/2013 to not just replace the tail light, but also to flatten out the body panel, which is the root cause. 
May 2013

10000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump replaced under warranty due to a chirping noise during idle after the engine is warmed up. The newest design change was in Feb 2013. Those new pump has the same part no, but it has a green dot next to the part no. 
Sep 2013

15000 mi
The driver side rubber trim around the window started to get pinched in by the window. It started to get deformed and pinched in more and more. The rubber piece was replaced. 
May 2015

27000 mi
When pressing the clutch, the last 2" makes squeak noise like rusted door hinges. Only happens after 20 minutes of driving. The dealer quoted me $600-$700 for diagnosis even though the car is still under warranty, so I did not get it fixed. 
Jun 2015

28000 mi
Even though the noise is coming from inside of the bell housing and everyone else is getting things inside of the bell housing fixed, this dealer decided to replace the clutch pedal bushing in the cabin. Of course, the noise didn't go away. 
Sep 2015

30000 mi
Squeaky clutch reported in May. Dealer failed to fix in June. 4 tries in Aug and Sept for 6 weeks. 1) Replaced throw-out bearing & clutch fork. 2) Replaced pressure plate. 3) Replaced bearing retainer. 4) Lubed pushrod in slave cylinder. 
Nov 2015

31000 mi
High pressure fuel pump that was replaced earlier was making the noise again. Even though I did not care for the noise and I didn't say anything to the dealer, they told me there is a newer version of the pump and replaced it under warranty. 
Scion FR-S in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
May 2013

25000 mi
Cylinders scoped and compression test performed. - When cold, the cylinders did not lose any pressure over the course of 5 hours. - When hot, there was a 4psi drop in 15 minutes. 
Jun 2013

27031 mi
Rocker arm broke off hydraulic lifter. Entire driver side cylinder head replaced. 
Sep 2013

32000 mi
Previous engine suffered catastrophic failure. Engine replaced. 
Scion FR-S in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2014 - Aug 2017
Apr 2017

29000 mi
Known issue where lubrication of clutch fork and throwout bearing break down and cause grit to build up internal to the transmission. TSB is out for the issue. Repaired 100% under warranty. cleaned clutch fork, replaced TOB, re-greased with new lube. Problem gone. 
Scion FR-S in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

13000 mi
Needed new window switches in response to a TSB Needed new window seals for same reason. Steering wheel was peeling. Replaced on goodwill of dealer. New fuel pump to prevent obnoxious noises. 
Scion FR-S in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

23000 mi
replaced leaky tail light 
Scion FR-S in Ontario, Canada
May 2012 - Mar 2017
Aug 2014

11120 mi
Engine threw a rod due to a timing related issue, TSB S-SB-0033-13 "Hard Start, Rough Idle, Camshaft Sensor or Misfire DTCs". Short block and one head (including valve gear) was replaced. 
Oct 2015

16840 mi

C $6000
Rod bearing failure 
Jul 2016

18600 mi

C $2000
Head timing problem 
Sep 2016

18600 mi

C $150
Very slow to fill up with gas after previous trip too dealer for repair 
Scion FR-S in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2016
Oct 2015

33300 mi
idling too slow. mechanic said he needed to do a thorough "carbon cleaning" Chirping noise, replaced fuel pump with a later model. 
Dec 2015

35000 mi
Tail light lens fogged. Lense replaced 
Scion FR-S in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

22000 mi
I had 2 oil leaks from the engine, detonation (pinging) on acceleration. Toyota just wanted to do the least possible to legally make the car run, told me to lemon law it if I was unhappy, so I sold it. Also gearbox and clutch issues. And many rattles. 
Scion FR-S in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Feb 2016
Aug 2014

14400 mi
Left rear tail-light assembly had condensation inside of it and was replace under warranty. 
Scion FR-S in Washington, United States
Dec 2012 - Feb 2013
Jan 2013 Complete engine failure. Fuel pump replaced, Cam gears in left and right banks replaced. 
Scion FR-S in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2014
Mar 2013

2000 mi
High pressure fuel pump squeaking noise Tail light condensation 
Scion FR-S in Delaware, United States
May 2012 - Feb 2015
Dec 2013

9000 mi
water and condensation rear lens l & r 
Scion FR-S in California, United States
May 2012 - Feb 2015
Sep 2012

10000 mi
Clunking in front suspension. No repair. Check Engine Light 
Feb 2014

29700 mi
Leaking taillights, fixed once already, leaking again. No action taken. Weeping oil around head gasket 
Scion FR-S in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Jul 2013

2200 mi
Chirping from fuel pump. Problem was NOT resolved. Official Toyota is that it is not yet solved, but also not an issue. 
Feb 2014

4300 mi
Fuel pump emitted a chirping noise at idle 
Feb 2015

7300 mi
Fuel pump chirping 
Oct 2015

9200 mi
Fuel pump making noise. Fuel pump was replaced. Driver side tail light had condensation inside 
Scion FR-S in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

16000 mi
Driver's side weather stripping got warped, had it replaced under warranty. 
Scion FR-S in Texas, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2014
Aug 2013

5700 mi
Fuel pump replaced due to "chirping".  
Sep 2013

7000 mi
Fuel pump chirping not solved from prior pump,replacement. Told by Toyota that this was "normal". Plan to take it in again for a 3rd and 4th time and then make a claim under the Lemon law. 
Dec 2013

10000 mi
Rattle in back parcel shelf. Toyota TSB for this issue didn't work. Took five days to come up with an original plan that involves plastic tape! 
Jan 2014 Fuel pump still chirping. 
Scion FR-S in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015

22100 mi
Windows squeak very loudly when closing while wet 
Jun 2015

25000 mi

US $110
Battery died unexpectedly and had to be replaced 
Scion FR-S in Arizona, United States
Nov 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

8000 mi
High pressure fuel pump "chirping" 
Scion FR-S in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2012 - Oct 2013
Feb 2013

2900 mi
Leaky rear tail light, passenger side. 
Mar 2013

2000 mi
Leaky rear tail light, passenger side. 
Aug 2013

5000 mi
Right side taillight leaking again!!! 
Scion FR-S in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Nov 2014

11780 mi
Driver's side window rubber deformed causing wind noise at highway speed. 
Scion FR-S in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2015
Nov 2014

8000 mi
chirping from engine...fuel pump etc. diagnosed as problem and replaced under warranties. 
Jun 2015

9000 mi
fuel pump replaced for second time 
Scion FR-S in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

8060 mi
The driver window squeaks when opening and closing and the weather stripping around it is getting chewed up. 
Scion FR-S in Florida, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

31100 mi
Ecu replacement Whole tranny replaced due to fifth gear grind when shifting up from 4th and down from 6th when going over 55-60mph 
Scion FR-S in Massachusetts, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2016
Sep 2012

7000 mi
Mild loss of power by engine under load and low rpms. Took to the dealer who did not sense the issue on test drive. Engine bogs down at times as though being gently braked. Worse under A/C and lower rpms. Performence is down. Bad gas? Engine loses power episodically. Maybe a 25% loss of power through the throttle that necessitates pressing harder on the accelerator. Problem comes on very quickly then goes away. Usually happens while at neutral throttle at lower rpm's. 
Nov 2012

8800 mi
Rear lights replaced per TSB after moisture detected inside sealed units. Note: the engine power issue I reported starting at 6,000K resolved by 7,000K and 4 fill-ups. It was likely bad gas that caused ignition system to dial-back power. FR-S may be very sensitive to bad gas with its unique dual-injection system. 
Mar 2013

13000 mi
Rattle in dash. Dealer reported loose steering column carriage bolts. Not fixed. Update: later went away on its own. 
Aug 2014

30000 mi

US $230
Rt door seal folding on itself 
Scion FR-S in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2013

8000 mi

US $900
Replaced high pressure fuel pump with new unit. 
Dec 2013

19000 mi
Taillight Condensation in both taillights Window electronics fail and window will only roll down, will not auto roll up when shutting door. Leaves window open at all times. 
Apr 2014

25000 mi
Door gasket / window gasket leaking 

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