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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesScion · 10 years ago

What are the pros and cons of the Scion TC?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    The only pro is that being a Toyota it will soon need replacing giving you the chance to go car shopping soon.

    Cons, they have been recalled a few times:

    RECALL: 2009 Scion tC

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V223000

    www.nhtsa.dot.gov

    Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

    Recall Date: JUN 10, 2009

    Potential Number Of Units Affected: 27080

    Description EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    Summary TOYOTA IS RECALLING 27,080 MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM JUNE 2, 2008 TO MAY 4, 2009. THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."

    Consequence INCORRECT LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE BEING OVERLOADED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH

    Remedy TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A NEW, ACCURATE LABEL TO BE INSTALLED OVER THE INACCURATE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 31, 2009.

    RECALL: 2005 - 2006 Toyota Scion tC

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 06V408000

    www.nhtsa.dot.gov

    Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

    Recall Date: OCT 24, 2006

    Potential Number Of Units Affected: 29542

    Description AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

    Summary ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE SIDE IMPACT SEAT-BOLSTER AND CURTAIN SIDE AIRBAGS MAY INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY. THIS CONDITION CAN OCCUR IF THE DOOR FOR THAT SIDE OF THE VEHICLE IS CLOSED WITH A HIGH RATE OF FORCE WHILE THE VEHICLE�S IGNITION IS IN THE �ON� POSITION OR WITHIN 90 SECONDS OF TURNING THE IGNITION KEY FROM THE �ON� POSITION TO THE �OFF� POSITION.

    Consequence IF THE SIDE IMPACT SEAT-BOLSTER AND CURTAIN SIDE AIRBAGS INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY, THEY COULD CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY IF AN OCCUPANT IS SEATED ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE VEHICLE AS THE DOOR THAT IS CLOSED WITH A HIGH RATE OF FORCE. UNTIL THE REPAIR HAS BEEN PERFORMED, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A MINIMAL FORCE/SPEED BE USED TO CLOSE THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER DOORS OR CLOSING THE DOORS AFTER 90 SECONDS HAVE ELAPSED FROM TURNING THE IGNITION KEY FROM THE �ON� TO THE �OFF� POSITION.

    Remedy DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TWO SIDE IMPACT AIRBAG SENSORS AND INSTALL A URETHANE PAD IN THE FRONT DOORS, IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING EARLY NOVEMBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-866-548-1851.

    RECALL: 2005 - 2006 Toyota Scion tC

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 06V096000

    www.nhtsa.dot.gov

    Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

    Recall Date: MAR 28, 2006

    Potential Number Of Units Affected: 133

    Description AIR BAGS

    Summary ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE AIR BAG INFLATOR, WHICH IS USED IN THE SIDE AIR BAG, THE CURTAIN SHIELD AIR BAG, AND THE KNEE AIR BAG ASSEMBLY, SOME INFLATORS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF THE HEATING AGENTS NECESSARY FOR PROPER AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. IN THIS CONDITION, THE EXPANSION FORCE OF THE GAS MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO PROPERLY INFLATE THE AIR BAG WHEN THE SRS SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED DURING A CRASH.

    Consequence THIS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT IN THE INVOLVED SEATING POSITION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

    Remedy DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPECIFIC SRS AIR BAG. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371, SCION AT 1-866-548-1851, OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

    RECALL: 2005 - 2006 Toyota ScionC

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V483000

    www.nhtsa.dot.gov

    Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

    Recall Date: OCT 17, 2005

    Potential Number Of Units Affected: 71392

    Description VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

    Summary ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A GLASS WIND DEFLECTOR, THE DEFLECTOR, IF IMPACTED BY A PROJECTILE, SUCH AS ROAD DEBRIS, WHILE DRIVING WITH THE WIND DEFLECTOR IN THE UPWARD-TILTED POSITION AT HIGHWAYS SPEEDS, MAY SHATTER AND SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME.

    Consequence PIECES OF THE WIND DEFLECTOR GLASS MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME AND FALL UPON THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS CAUSING DRIVER DISTRACTION AND/OR INJURY.

    Remedy DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE LAMINATE TO THE WIND DEFLECTOR TO PREVENT PIECES OF GLASS FROM SEPARATING FROM THE WIND DEFLECTOR FRAME. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING LATE OCTOBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-866-707-2466.

    Source(s): Combat Veteran.
  • 10 years ago

    Pros: Fun to drive, nicely equipped, a lot of bang for the buck, good balance of performance and economy, fairly reliable, lots of aftermarket goodies (if you're into that kind of thing).

    Cons: Cramped quarters. The curse of being "imported".

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