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2005 Scion tC

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2005 Scion tC Problems

Engine -- Verified

An illuminated Check Engine Light could be caused by a defective VVT-i controller, which changes cam timing for optimal power.  Updated parts are available and the repair may be covered under the powertrain warranty.

Exhaust & Emissions -- garyla and 5 others

Check Engine Light Illuminated
Problem: Diagnostic Showed Error Code 420: "Catalytic Converter Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
Solution: Free Replacement by Dealer Under California 7yr/70k or Federal 8yr/80k Warranty Covering Emissions Parts

2005 Scion tC Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 6, 2006

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On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment.  In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 6, 2006

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The side impact airbags may inadvertently deploy. This can occur if a door is closed with excessive force while the ignition is on or within 90 seconds of turning the ignition off. Personal injury could occur to an occupant seated where the airbags deploy. Dealers will replace the two side impact airbag sensors and install a urethane pad in the front doors to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on November 6, 2006. The Toyota recall number is SCC 60H.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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Body, Interior & Misc., October 27, 2006

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The glass sunroof wind deflector may shatter if impacted by a projectile such as road debris and separate from the frame. Pieces of the broken deflector may fall on the vehicle occupants, causing driver distraction and/or injury. Dealers will install a protective laminate to the wind deflector to prevent pieces of glass from separating from the frame. This recall began on October 27, 2005. The Scion recall number is 50S.

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2005 Scion tC Questions and Answers

bd09, 2005 Scion tC, New Brunswick, NJ

My air conditioning is not blowing very cold air. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do? I saw on this site it said something about a cable adjustment, what cable is this?

jenzyann, 2005 Scion tC, New Port Richey, FL

How long should your a/c compressor last? And roughly what should one cost if it needs replaced? Should the places check first if it just needs charged?

Visitor, 2005 Scion tC, Newport, PA

Last year my AC system stopped working, I got it back to full with freon because it ran a little low. After filling it the AC system still didn't work and someone told me you have to reset the...

chrispymn99, 2005 Scion tC, Villa Park, IL

I am having quite a large problem with my a/c unit. Whenever I have the a/c running and making a hard left turn, I hear sizzling water by my glove box. When I opened up the cover under the glove b...

bagboy, 2005 Scion tC, Mobile, AL

Speedometer not working , ABS light on , tire pressure light on
Replaced speed sensor still Same Issues ( Even swopped sensors around has (2) sensors
HELP !!!!!!

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2005 Scion tC Reviews

LOVE my Tc!!! It has been a great reliable car. The Tc may not have all the bells and whistles, but it had everything I wanted for a decent price. We have had ours for 7 years now and would purchase another. The down side over the years were the low profile tires, you hit a pot hole and forget it!

Pros: Incredible Value - Great Design - Brakes/ABS - Extremely Reliable - Fun to drive with stick shift - Tons of customization options - Only one significant repair in almost 7 years (below) - Glass roof with moonroof/sunroof combo

Cons - Minor, intermittent rattles - Catalytic converter replaced (for free w/ warranty) at 55,000 miles - Handling is so-so unless you upgrade the suspension components

It's been plagued by problems since I purchased it.

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