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Scion Problems

Find the most common issues based on Scion owner complaints.

Most Common Scion 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...
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 p...
Air conditioning that doesn't blow cold enough could indicate the need for adjusting the cable for the temperature blend door.
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4 Known Scion Brakes Problems

When backing up and applying the brakes, you may hear a squeaking noise. Scion engineers addressed this problem by modifying the shape of the brake pad and the anti-squeal shims; they also applied ...
When backing up and applying the brakes, you may hear a squeaking noise. Scion engineers addressed this problem by modifying the shape of the brake pad and the anti-squeal shims; they also applied ...
Our technicians recommend replacing the shim kits when replacing the brake pads.

1 Known Scion Drive Train Problem

Vehicles with an automatic transmission may illuminate the Check Engine Light with code P0713 stored, related to the transmission fluid sensor. Our technicians tell us a revised, internal transmiss...

4 Known Scion Electrical & Lights Problems

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 lowe...
Vehicles fitted with remote start may encounter a dead battery after sitting for a few days. This can be due to a parasitic draw caused by the remote start computer. Our technicians remind us pro...
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....

11 Known Scion Engine 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...
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 p...
An abnormal noise or vibration on acceleration from rest or on gear shift may develop. Our technicians tell us a redesigned left side engine mount insulator is available to address this problem.

0 Known Scion Exhaust & Emissions Problems

2 Known Scion Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Air conditioning that doesn't blow cold enough could indicate the need for adjusting the cable for the temperature blend door.
Air conditioning that doesn't blow cold enough could indicate the need for adjusting the cable for the temperature blend door.

0 Known Scion Maintenance Problems

1 Known Scion Miscellaneous Problem

The AC evaporator drain hose may become dislodged and cause a water leak on the passenger floor.

0 Known Scion Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Scion Problems & Complaints

Drivers of the Scion xB 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...
The head gasket may fail due to a defect in manufacturing of the cylinder block. On this vehicle, the head bolts are known to pull the threads out of the engine block, allowing the head to slightl...
1.8L engines may experience excess engine oil consumption. Our technicians tell us updated software is available for the engine control module (ECM) to address this problem.
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...
Air conditioning that doesn't blow cold enough could indicate the need for adjusting the cable for the temperature blend door.
When backing up and applying the brakes, you may hear a squeaking noise. Scion engineers addressed this problem by modifying the shape of the brake pad and the anti-squeal shims; they also applied ...
An extended cranking or no start condition, and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with codes P0300-P0304 and/or P0015 may be noted. Our technicians tell us updated powertrain control module...
Vehicles with an automatic transmission may illuminate the Check Engine Light with code P0713 stored, related to the transmission fluid sensor. Our technicians tell us a revised, internal transmiss...
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...
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 p...
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...
Some engines may experience a brief knocking or rattle on cold start up. Our technicians tell us replacing the camshaft timing gear assembly with upgraded parts will generally correct this concern.
An abnormal noise or vibration on acceleration from rest or on gear shift may develop. Our technicians tell us a redesigned left side engine mount insulator is available to address this problem.
The head gasket may fail due to a defect in manufacturing of the cylinder block. On this vehicle, the head bolts are known to pull the threads out of the engine block, allowing the head to slightl...
Air conditioning that doesn't blow cold enough could indicate the need for adjusting the cable for the temperature blend door.
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