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2006 Scion tC Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Scion tC

2006 Scion tC Problems

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.

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

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.

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2006 Scion tC Recalls

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.

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.

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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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 be...

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.

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 manufa...

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