Last post on Oct 30, 2006 at 12:06 AM
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Scion tC, Coupe
#580 of 599 Re: 2007 Scion Purchase [smoder]
Sep 18, 2006 (5:43 pm)
I have a 2007 TC. The sunroof and rear hatch problems have been fixed ( I did my home work)
Also fixed were the seat fabric issues and a new design for the radio cover.
I have experienced no problems and have owned quite a number of cars in my life. It is a safe purchase and am old enough not to refer to purchasing any car as an investment.
Sep 20, 2006 (10:51 am)
Any thoughts out there about the tc's fog lights ...
I am thinking of getting them ,.... do they work well
and do you think they look cool?
#582 of 599 JUST PURCHASED A 2007 SCION TC! YEY!
Sep 22, 2006 (7:33 pm)
WOULD TINTING THE WINDOWS, GIVE IT A BAD LOOK? I AM JUST SO USED TO HAVING MY WINDOWS TINTED THAT IT FEELS SO WEIRD THAT PEOPLE CAN LOOK STRAIGHT AT ME.
#583 of 599 Re: tc fog lights [rlommbardi]
Sep 23, 2006 (6:38 am)
Any fog light works well when mounted closer to the ground.
If they look cool is a matter of opinion
#584 of 599 tc 2006 - punctured a/c condenser issue
Oct 03, 2006 (12:51 pm)
I am new to this forum, so I wanted to see if anybody that owns a tC 2006 model had this issue or not.
I have owned this car since September 05 and like it very much. But in end of August 06, when I was driving my car I noticed that my AC was not working. So, I took it in to the dealership and to get it checked. The service manager from the dealership called back to say that the condenser was punctured because a rock apparently flew in through the grill and did the damage. I was shocked to find this out! The car is not even a year old and I had to shell out $1000 on getting it fixed!!!
I asked the service manager if this was a manufacturing defect or what, and he said "that this is a freak accident that can happen to anyone" and that if I had issues with it I should call the Scion customer service and complain to them. I had to go thru my insurance company to get it fixed. I have contacted Scion's customer service regarding this issue but have yet to hear back from them. I also researched the Edmunds website and found that some xB owners had this same issue, which means this could be a manufacturing defect from Toyota.
Has anybody else experienced this issue?
#585 of 599 Re: tc 2006 - punctured a/c condenser issue [punita]
Oct 03, 2006 (1:23 pm)
I have not personally had this happen to me. However, I also have an Audi A4 and I have heard of anoher person also having that happen to their A4 via another messge forum. It is an odd occurence, but not unheard of for it to happen.
Another 'big ticket' item that can fall prey to this is expensive headlights on some vehicles. Apparently they get shattered by flying debris often enough for there to be after-market protection 'film' to be a big seller.
#586 of 599 Re: tc 2006 - punctured a/c condenser issue [punita]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 03, 2006 (3:20 pm)
it's a road hazard, not a defect I don't think. You may want to think about some kind of grille guard material. Your insurance should cover this.
#587 of 599 Brakes Question
Oct 06, 2006 (4:32 am)
I have a 2006 with 13,000 miles. I sit in stop/go traffic morning and afternoon. The brakes get hot and they squeal when I start putting them on and when full pressure is applied it stops. Dealer says everything is fine. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Appreciate any suggestions or comments.
#589 of 599 Re: tc 2006 - punctured a/c condenser issue [punita]
Oct 06, 2006 (8:36 am)
I would love to talk to you or anyone else that has had this problem. We bought my daughter a TC in May '06 and the condenser developed a small hole from a pebble. She took to a dealer and they repaired on a "goodwill" repair. Now we have the same problem again, so even after you get it fixed, it can happen again. I have called Scion headquarters and they denied the second fix and told me that they would not take my calls anymore.
I have found out in the last 2 days that Toyota has had the same problem with Corolla's and they will install a mesh covering under the condenser to protect it from road debris. I'm not super crazy about spending $800 for a repair that might happen over again and having Scion say tough luck.
But what I wonder is how many of us are out there. If this happens in 3% of the cars they will do a fix.