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Scion FR-S repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (1%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (8%)

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

Other (1%)

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Scion FR-S body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (3%)

< $100 (97%)

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Chart based on 33 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Scion FR-S 2dr Coupe

200-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed manual RWD

990 mi Side mirror replaced - some haziness. 
1300 mi Washer replacement. 

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2015 Scion FR-S 2dr Coupe

200-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed manual RWD

9000 mi rattle in rear parcel deck - Scion TSB completed to end rattle successful 

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2014 Scion FR-S 2dr Coupe

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

4000 mi Steering wheel leather pealing Replaced Free 

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2014 Scion FR-S 2dr Coupe

200-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed manual RWD

14260 mi Door panel and parcel shelf produced rattles. Dealer used a anti-rattle kit. Only proceeded due to warranty expiring soon. 
11738 mi Taillight condensation, taillights replaced under warranty 
14000 mi Rear seats rattle at all speeds, shop tightened bolts as per TSB, problem returned next day 
20600 mi Condensation in taillight 

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2013 Scion FR-S

Engine not specified

15000 mi 15,000 miles service and to replace right rear light due to condensation. 

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2013 Scion FR-S 2dr Coupe

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

19000 mi Tail light condensation 
19700 mi Drivers side door seal was not flush with the window, allowing water to leak inside. 
6000 mi squeaking window fixed, but still occurring 
17000 mi window still squeaking 
13000 mi Condensation in the right rear tail light. 
4300 mi rattles in dash, near outside mirror control switch and from rt door speaker enclosure 
12000 mi condensation in the rear light assembly 
8 mi I properly placed a tie-down hook cover that was improperly placed by new car preparation mechanic 

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2013 Scion FR-S 2dr Coupe

200-horsepower 2.0L H4 6-speed manual RWD

13000 mi Steering wheel was peeling. Replaced on goodwill of dealer. 
9000 mi Paint blemish from the factory 
19000 mi Taillight Condensation in both taillights 
25000 mi Door gasket / window gasket leaking 
23000 mi replaced leaky tail light 
22000 mi And many rattles. 
35000 mi Tail light lens fogged. Lense replaced 
24000 mi Condensation in taillights 
19000 mi Condensation in tail lights 
8060 mi The driver window squeaks when opening and closing and the weather stripping around it is getting chewed up. 
2900 mi Leaky rear tail light, passenger side. 
2000 mi Leaky rear tail light, passenger side. 
5000 mi Right side taillight leaking again!!! 
22100 mi Windows squeak very loudly when closing while wet 
7300 mi Right tail light had water condensation. Dealer replaced tail light assembly under warranty. 
4300 mi 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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
14600 mi Replacing gasket insufficient. Replaced tail lamp housing to fix condensation problem. 
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. 
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. 
8000 mi Moisture build-up in right tail light. Dealer changed packing and dried. Is fine now. 
9200 mi Driver side tail light had condensation inside 
16000 mi Driver's side weather stripping got warped, had it replaced under warranty. 
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! 
8800 mi Rear lights replaced per TSB after moisture detected inside sealed units. 
13000 mi Rattle in dash. Dealer reported loose steering column carriage bolts. Not fixed. Update: later went away on its own. 
30000 mi

US $230
Rt door seal folding on itself 
2000 mi Tail light condensation 
14400 mi Left rear tail-light assembly had condensation inside of it and was replace under warranty. 
29700 mi Leaking taillights, fixed once already, leaking again. No action taken. 
9000 mi water and condensation rear lens l & r 
11780 mi Driver's side window rubber deformed causing wind noise at highway speed. 

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