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2016 Scion iA Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134239
TSB ID: S-SB-0004-16

Tsb: this bulletin details the procedure for loading configuration data (also known as as-built data) in the ecus of the scion ia. when replacing one of the ecus listed below, you must load configuration data into the ecu. it is not recomm
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10132574
TSB ID: S-SB-0015-14 Rev

Sb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bulleti
08/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10115266
TSB ID: G0K_Dealer Packa

Dealer package: lsc expired on may 31, 2017. claim filing available until june 30, 2017.
08/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10115267
TSB ID: G0K _Technical I

Technical instructions: lsc expired on may 31, 2017. claim filing available until june 30, 2017.
08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111444
TSB ID: S-SB-0018-15

Ssb: 2016 model year ia vehicles are equipped with a multi-display capable of monitoring oil change intervals. as part of the pre-delivery process, ensure that the oil change maintenance monitor is properly set up.
06/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10106594
TSB ID: S-SB-0004-16

Tsb: this bulletin details the procedure for loading configuration data (also known as as-built data) in the ecus of the scion ia. when replacing one of the ecus listed below, you must load configuration data into the ecu. it is not recomm
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04/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10096851
TSB ID: G0L_DEALER LETTE

Dealer letter: the subject vehicles may have been filled with an improper concentration of coolant and water. under high load driving conditions this could cause the high engine coolant temperature warning light to flash or illuminate and
04/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10096853
TSB ID: G0K_TI_SCION IA_

Technical instructions: the subject vehicles may have been filled with an improper concentration of coolant and water. under high load driving conditions this could cause the high engine coolant temperature warning light to flash or illumi
04/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10096852
TSB ID: G0K_TI_SCION IA_

Technical instructions: the subject vehicles may have been filled with an improper concentration of coolant and water. under high load driving conditions this could cause the high engine coolant temperature warning light to flash or illumi
04/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10096850
TSB ID: G0K_DEALER LETTE

Dealer email: the subject vehicles may have been filled with an improper concentration of coolant and water. under high load driving conditions this could cause the high engine coolant temperature warning light to flash or illuminate and t
04/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10096848
TSB ID: G0K_REGION EMAIL

Region email: the subject vehicles may have been filled with an improper concentration of coolant and water. under high load driving conditions this could cause the high engine coolant temperature warning light to flash or illuminate and t
04/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10096849
TSB ID: G0K_REGION LETTE

Region letter: the subject vehicles may have been filled with an improper concentration of coolant and water. under high load driving conditions this could cause the high engine coolant temperature warning light to flash or illuminate and
03/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10096720
TSB ID: S-SB-0018-15

Ssb: 2016 model year ia vehicles are equipped with a multi-display capable of monitoring oil change intervals. as part of the pre-delivery process, ensure that the oil change maintenance monitor is properly set up.
01/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10087913
TSB ID: S-TT-0107-16

Tt: fuel door will not open when pulling the release lever because fuel door cable has detached from the retainer.
12/20/16 NHTSA ID: 10086770
TSB ID: S-TT-0107-16

Tt: fuel door will not open when pulling the release lever because fuel door cable has detached from the retainer.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133654
TSB ID: T-SB-0229-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice november 22, 2017 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2014 ? 2018 model year vehicles. any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. in the event that a toyota vehicle becomes submerg
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134458
TSB ID: S-TT-0096-15

Techtip: when connecting techstream to a scion ia, a vehicle connection wizard screen will pop up, displaying the message: "please connect the 'mongoosepro mfc 2 (green)' for this vehicle."
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134249
TSB ID: S-TT-0097-15

Tt: after a heavily discharged ?dead? battery or jumpstart, you may encounter a condition where the vehicle does not move in reverse. this condition can occur when the vehicle?s battery cannot provide sufficient energy/voltage ~12 volts to
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131762
TSB ID: S-TT-0114-18

Tsb: in some cases, ia vehicles may exhibit an ?invalid sd card? error message on the navigation display when an sd card has been exchanged between head units. this may be caused by the sd card becoming vin-locked. the sd card will vin-lock
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132918
TSB ID: S-SB-0009-16

Tsb: some 2016 model year scion ia vehicles may exhibit an abnormal high frequency ticking noise during blower motor operation (noise is not dependent on blower motor speed). follow the procedure in this bulletin to inspect then repair and
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132533
TSB ID: S-TT-0096-15

Techtip: when connecting techstream to a scion ia, a vehicle connection wizard screen will pop up, displaying the message: "please connect the 'mongoosepro mfc 2 (green)' for this vehicle."
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132461
TSB ID: S-SB-0018-17

Tsb: some 2016 model year ia vehicles may exhibit diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) u0323 (pcm software incompatibility with instrument panel control module), u0423 (abs invalid data received from instrument panel cluster control module), or
03/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129979
TSB ID: T-TT-0481-18

Tt: in some cases, ia vehicles may exhibit an ?invalid sd card? error message on the navigation display when an sd card has been exchanged between head units. this may be caused by the sd card becoming vin-locked. the first installation of
03/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129980
TSB ID: S-TT-0114-18

Tsb: in some cases, ia vehicles may exhibit an ?invalid sd card? error message on the navigation display when an sd card has been exchanged between head units. this may be caused by the sd card becoming vin-locked. the sd card will vin-lock
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08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111157
TSB ID: S-TT-0094-15

Tt: iphone text messages do not appear on multi media display.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111570
TSB ID: S-SB-0005-15

Ssb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111295
TSB ID: S-SB-0012-15

Ssb: while a vehicle is in inventory, the battery is subject to conditions that can reduce its performance and life. batteries can become discharged due to an extended storage period, temperature, parasitic drain, or while demonstrating veh
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111145
TSB ID: S-SB-0012-15

Ssb: while a vehicle is in inventory, the battery is subject to conditions that can reduce its performance and life. batteries can become discharged due to an extended storage period, temperature, parasitic drain, or while demonstrating veh
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111307
TSB ID: S-TT-0094-15

Tt: iphone text messages do not appear on multi media display.
03/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10096764
TSB ID: S-TT-0097-15

Tt: after a heavily discharged ¿dead¿ battery or jumpstart, you may encounter a condition where the vehicle does not move in reverse. this condition can occur when the vehicle¿s battery cannot provide sufficient energy/voltage ~12 volts t
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03/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093522
TSB ID: S-SB-0022-15

Ssb: the scion ia is equipped with smart start and remote keyless entry. this bulletin details the techstream key programming process. please follow the key programming procedures outlined in this bulletin for the following: ¿h smart ecu
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134272
TSB ID: S-SB-0007-15

Ssb: 2016 model year vehicles are equipped with driver's side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in the correct position. in addition, some models may utilize retaining clips for passenger side floor mats as well. follow the
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134472
TSB ID: S-SB-0015-14 Rev

Sb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bulleti
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131756
TSB ID: S-TT-0113-18

Tsb: in the event that injector seal repair is required on vehicles equipped with a direct injection fuel system, a special service tool set is required to properly install the seal onto the injector. as new vehicle configurations have been
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132462
TSB ID: T-SB-0265-17

Pre-delivery service check sheet: ia 2018 pre delivery service check sheet
03/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129974
TSB ID: S-TT-0113-18

Tsb: in the event that injector seal repair is required on vehicles equipped with a direct injection fuel system, a special service tool set is required to properly install the seal onto the injector. as new vehicle configurations have been
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08/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115269
TSB ID: G0L_Technical In

Technical instructions: lsc expired on may 31, 2017. claim filing available until june 30, 2017.
08/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115268
TSB ID: G0L_Dealer Packa

Dealer package: lsc expired on may 31, 2017. claim filing available until june 30, 2017.
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111187
TSB ID: S-SB-0005-15

Ssb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111188
TSB ID: S-SB-0006-15

Ssb: long-term or off-site storage requires special care to keep vehicles factory fresh and ready for delivery. the following guidelines should be performed to minimize vehicle component/part degradation due to extended vehicle storage cond
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111189
TSB ID: S-SB-0007-15

Ssb: 2016 model year vehicles are equipped with driver's side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in the correct position. in addition, some models may utilize retaining clips for passenger side floor mats as well. follow the
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111572
TSB ID: S-SB-0007-15

Ssb: 2016 model year vehicles are equipped with driver's side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in the correct position. in addition, some models may utilize retaining clips for passenger side floor mats as well. follow the
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08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111445
TSB ID: S-SB-0019-15

Ssb: pre-delivery service (pds) is a critical step in satisfying your dealership's new car customers. customer feedback indicates the following areas deserve special attention when performing pds: ? careful inspection for paint chips/scra
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111446
TSB ID: S-SB-0020-15

Ssb: pre-delivery service (pds) is a critical step in satisfying your dealership's new car customers. customer feedback indicates the following areas deserve special attention when performing pds: ? careful inspection for paint chips/scra
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111571
TSB ID: S-SB-0006-15

Ssb: long-term or off-site storage requires special care to keep vehicles factory fresh and ready for delivery. the following guidelines should be performed to minimize vehicle component/part degradation due to extended vehicle storage cond
04/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096858
TSB ID: G0L_DEALER EMAIL

Region letter: the subject vehicles are equipped with a spare tire that could have been under inflated during vehicle processing.
04/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096861
TSB ID: G0L_REGION LETTE

Dealer letter: the subject vehicles are equipped with a spare tire that could have been under inflated during vehicle processing.
04/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096855
TSB ID: G0L_REGION EMAIL

Region email: the subject vehicles are equipped with a spare tire that could have been under inflated during vehicle processing.
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04/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096856
TSB ID: G0K_DEALER EMAIL

Dealer email: the subject vehicles are equipped with a spare tire that could have been under inflated during vehicle processing.
04/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096859
TSB ID: G0L_TI_SCION IA_

Technical instructions: the subject vehicles are equipped with a spare tire that could have been under inflated during vehicle processing.
03/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096723
TSB ID: S-SB-0020-15

Ssb: pre-delivery service (pds) is a critical step in satisfying your dealership¿s new car customers. customer feedback indicates the following areas deserve special attention when performing pds:  careful inspection for paint ch
03/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096722
TSB ID: S-SB-0019-15

Ssb: pre-delivery service (pds) is a critical step in satisfying your dealership¿s new car customers. customer feedback indicates the following areas deserve special attention when performing pds:  careful inspection for paint ch
03/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093526
TSB ID: S-SB-0020-15 REV

Ssb: pre-delivery service (pds) is a critical step in satisfying your dealership¡¦s new car customers. customer feedback indicates the following areas deserve special attention when performing pds: ¿h careful inspection for paint chips/s
03/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093525
TSB ID: S-SB-0019-15 REV

Ssb: pre-delivery service (pds) is a critical step in satisfying your dealership¡¦s new car customers. customer feedback indicates the following areas deserve special attention when performing pds: ¿h careful inspection for paint chips/s
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02/28/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093260
TSB ID: S-SB-0007-15

Ssb: 2016 model year vehicles are equipped with driver's side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in the correct position. in addition, some models may utilize retaining clips for passenger side floor mats as well. follow the
02/27/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092985
TSB ID: T-SB-0038-16

Tsb: 2017 model year vehicles are equipped with driver¿s side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in the correct position. in addition, some models may utilize retaining clips for passenger side and rear seat floor mats as we

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Scion iA TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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