Scion tC Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Scion tC
- My transmission will only shift from 1st gear to 3rd and to 5th
- How can I check fuel pressure?
- i drove into a deep puddle. my 2014 scion tc died out. i was towed to my house
- the evap keep the check eng light, what are where is the leak might be.
- 2011 scion TC a/c cools intermittently, clutch always engaged, fan working
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.
Scion tC Questions
Are there multiple O2 sensors for my car? The troubleshooting area says it couple be:
oxygen sensor heater control circuit low bank 1
Probably cause, open or short circuit condition, poor electrical connection, or failed oxygen sensor efi relay fault
like the title said I'm just looking into replacing it, I know that the compressor is whats bad, I can get a used one with a year warranty and thats all I'd need. I know the lines are good and the condenser is good as well. I also know its good to flush the system. and replace the expansi...
Scion tC Recalls
Vehicles have a tire size/weight rating label to inform owners of the carrying capacity of their vehicle. These models are being recalled because the incorrect vehicle weight rating is shown on the information label. This could result in vehicle and tire overloading, increasing the risk of tire failure. Owners will be provided an updated vehicle weight label to correct this concern.
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.
Scion tC Reviews
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 comp...
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.