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2012 Scion iQ repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (8%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (23%)

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2012 Scion iQ repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (69%)

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Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Scion iQ 2dr Hatch

94-horsepower 1.3L I4 CVT FWD

Scion iQ in Oregon, United States
Dec 2017 - Jul 2019
Feb 2018

49000 mi

US $70
Driver's side windshield washer fluid squirter wasn't functioning. Squirter parts were replaced and now functions as new. 
Scion iQ in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2014 - Jan 2018
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 Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

69000 mi

US $360
a mouse had chewed up a wire harness that finally broke and needed replaced 
Scion iQ in Maine, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2017
Aug 2017

115000 mi

US $428
Coil was replaced that fire the cylinders. Also replaced Spark Plugs while in there. 
Scion iQ in Idaho, United States
Jun 2020 - Jun 2022
Oct 2020

114997 mi

US $50
Ignition Coils were replaced. Only had a problem on one cylinder, and it could have been a plug, but these Toyota coils have a tendency to eventually fail. I replaced all coils with new aftermarket ones. 
Scion iQ in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2017 - Dec 2018
Jun 2018

108000 mi

US $45
wheel cover replacement 
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 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 Connecticut, United States
Feb 2014 - Jan 2022
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 California, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2018
Jun 2017

44000 mi
As of 9/25/2018, about 85% of the roof paint has peeled off in curled sheets. Because the paint repair shop wants to charge extra to sand the remaining paint off, I'm going to wait another 6 months for the rest to peel off and start from scratch with a bare metal roof! The estimate to repaint only the roof is $600+. 
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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