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2006 Scion tC

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2006 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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a condition where they cannot be shifted from "Park" to "Drive" and/or multiple warning lights illuminate when exposed to extreme cold conditions (-14 degrees F) or lower. Our technicians tell us the ignition (IG) relay should be replaced with an updated part to correct this concern.

2006 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., May 27, 2010

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Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

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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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2006 Scion tC Questions and Answers

scion06, 2006 Scion tC, Orlando, FL

i replaced the oxygen sensor and is not original nedd to match the wires but they are differents colors, i have one grey 2 whites and 1 black but i dont know how to connect them

slappy40, 2006 Scion tC, Dade City, FL

When I drive my Scion the clutch is engaging but it is slow to move when it is on a gear. Is the vehicle dragging? What needs to be fix if this is the problem?

mikeelf, 2006 Scion tC, Douglasville, GA

When stepping on the bakes I feel and hear a 'pop'. when slowing down there is a vibrating in the steeing wheel.

Pedro jr., 2006 Scion tC, Phoenix, AZ

when on drive and at a still stop, i have a vibration on my steering wheel. what could it be? The vehicle is a 2006 Scion TC, it has 44,000 miles. Mostly highway miles. I've only done the oil ...

Visitor, 2006 Scion tC, Michigan City, IN

will a dead battery in the key keep the car from starting all the gauges and lighrs come on but on start and windows wont work to make things worse i cant even get it into nutral

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2006 Scion tC Reviews

Bought this car in 2007 with 20k miles on it, and it now has 100,000k miles and have never had any major problems with it. The only issues that I've had are instances such as interior console lights "burning" out and my power door locks failing, but then working again, and then not working again, all on their own. Sometimes my interior vent fans just don't turn on, and my radio freezes up. I believe my car has some interior electrical shorts and issues because of these problems. My sunroof will randomly get stuck open, and there is no manual way to close it. My key has fallen apart to shreds, and the unlock button is gone. Also, around 90k miles, I began to notice a creaking/ grinding noise coming from the front suspension. I have had this checked out by the dealer, and was told there were no issues, but the noise has gotten substantially worse. THIS CAR EATS THROUGH TIRES! This is the other area of grip I have with this car. Because you can only put low profile tires on it, there is very little grip during any type of rain (forget about driving in snow), and the tires do not last long at all. I can get 30k miles out of one set if I'm lucky. I'm on my 4th set of tires since I bought the car! My last set, I drove them down until the steel belts were fraying out of the sides (by complete accident). The interior has held up very well, with the occasional scratch here and there, a loose panel every once in a while, but they pop right back in. Otherwise, the engine and transmission have been great! Gas mileage leaves something to be desired for such a small car, but it's not terrible. Excluding tires, this car is affordable to maintain, and I would recommend it to someone who is not bothered by constant tire purchases.

Great car only problem was hit a pot hole at 45mph and tore up my upper and lower controll arms, hub, crossmember, tie rod, and the A-frame... but good car none the less

First year I've got mine, it was good. Runs smooth with no problems. Second year I started to notice that the tires are giving me problems, since they are sporty and low profile tires its just always giving me problems. The pressure tire light is constantly on and its always getting to me because I feel like something is constantly wrong with my tires. I always go do my oil change at the manufacturer where I got my car, everytime I go in they will reset those lights off. But after a couple hours when I drive off, it comes back on again! I've had the car since 2005, going on my 8th year now. At this very moment, the check engine light is on and now my car is having weird noises. Its soo stressful, now dmv wants me to smog my car and I know with that CEL it won't pass smog. Damn!What should I do? What is wrong with my car?

my 2006 scion tc is great!!! I love everything about it!!! So far,GREAT!!!!!!!

The Scion tC is a great, reliable car. Excellent reliability. It's a Toyota, but more fun. No big repair bills or problems. Just normal.

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