Scion Repair and Maintenance

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

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Scion 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.

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.

Abnormal Noise or Vibration on Acceleration

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.

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Scion Questions

Why does TC Lockup not occur in overdrive? (1 answer)

There are no dashboard warning lights, No negative scan codes in history or otherwise.

While driving, scanner shows shift progression 1st through 4th including a lockup signal without faults however, lockup does not occur. This is not intermittent but continuous. no other symptom other than h...

scion tc 2007 hatch panel switch is broken (1 answer)

Hi guys, I have a scion tc 2007 hatch panel switch is broken. The trunk is closed, so I cannot open it without the switch button. Im looking for a solution on how can still replace the switch button while the trunk is closed. Any suggestion would help. Thanks

How do I stop the rear brake pads from rubbing the rotor (1 answer)

I recently changed my rear brake pads and everything went back on with no problem but when I went for a drive and brought it back home I could smell n feel the heat coming off the brake pads and rotor. When I went for the drive everything time I braked I could hear a squealing sound and rubbing c...

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Scion Recalls

Load Rating Label Inaccurate After Accessory Installation

The vehicle certification label may have the incorrect load carrying capacity listed on it. Toyota will provide owners with a corrected label, and dealers will aid in installation if necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or in some cases replace the air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Load Carrying Capacity Label Incorrect

The vehicle certification label may indicate the improper load carrying capacity rating for the vehicle. This is because accessories were added to them after the vehicle was built, changing the available load that the vehicle can handle carrying. Vehicle owners will be provided a corrected label and dealers will aid in installing them free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Scion Reviews

Hello, I am the owner of a 2006 Scion Xa. I have had to replace the Very expensive emissions system twice! Charcoal canister, etc. Three Electrical window motors, and on and on. I bogs down going up hills, it is a piece of Junk! No recalls on anything I have had to replace. Back to American cars for me!!!!
Best car ever, and I once had a '55 Victoria Sunliner. 125k great miles. Still on original brakes after 100k. rears went til 109k. Wish it had gages, but with regular maintenance - no problems except windshields - goes through them like tissues, but this is the desert and we have lots of gravel trucking. A/c went til 115k and whole system re-done for under $1000 and cooler than ever.
My XB has 156,000 miles and gets around 26 MPG in town and 30 on the road. I have 7 friends that have an XB and all get 38 to 40 MPG around town and 42 on the road. Anyone know why some do not get the 42 MPGs? Thanks

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