2006 Scion tC Repair and Maintenance

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

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2006 Scion tC
$
925
to $
1,561
2006 Scion tC
$
1,269
to $
2,050
2006 Scion tC
$
274
to $
479
2006 Scion tC
$
276
to $
517
2006 Scion tC
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107
to $
259

2006 Scion tC Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Defective VVT-i Controller

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.

CEL - Error Code 420: Catalytic Converter

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

Excessive Oil Consumption

Drivers of the Scion tC may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display.

This issue is known to be caused by infrequent oil changes causing engine sludge, or worn piston rings. 

The engine should be cleaned of oil sludge, and if oil consumption remains excessive, the engine may need new piston rings, or other internal components replaced. 

To avoid this issue, change the engine oil and filter every 3,000 miles, and ensure the proper grade of oil is used. 

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2006 Scion tC Questions

My question is does both fan has to work to cool down the engine or just the left(driver) side has to work?and when the AC is on the right(passenger) side works? (1 answer)

Center console hot on driver side (1 answer)

After driving about 30 min I noticed that the console, E-brake and cup holder are extremely hot on driver side and not on the passenger side. It gets hot enough that I feel the heat on the seat and my leg. Does anyone have any idea why this would be or has anyone experienced this also...Thanks

Small amount of oil on the spark plug walls and tube?? (2 answers)

when I changed my spark plugs yesterday I noticed there was some small amount of oil on each tube and spark plug chamber. I have no check engine light nothing noticeably wrong..no sluggish acceleration, strange noises.. I have 93,630 miles.

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2006 Scion tC Recalls

Load Carrying Modification Label Missing

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 Recalls 2005–2011 Vehicles Due to Incorrect Tire Labels

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.

Side Airbags Could Inadvertently Deploy

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

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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...
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 manufa...

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