Last post on Oct 17, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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Scion tC, Brakes, Coupe
#15 of 24 Unhappy customer
Jul 12, 2010 (10:11 am)
Well add me to the list of not so happy Scion customers. I have a 2008 TC I bought new and I have been having the brake problems since day one. Twice the dealer suggested having the rotors resurfaced at MY cost but I refuse since its been happening since the first day. My brakes make the wosh wosh sound when not applied and grind bad when I do apply the brakes, it makes noise 100% of the time at any speed, backing up it even grinds worse. I am clearly getting the noise from all 4 wheels so the back parking brake assembly is not the only possible suspect, my mileage is at 21,500. I just called Scion today and had a case opened up, we will see what their solution is at this point, I should know their response within 24 hours. I suggest EVERYONE with this problem to call Scion directly and avoid the dealer, Scions number is 1-866-707-2466 press 3 to talk with a rep, it took me less than 5 minutes wait time.
I suspect a bigger problem that Toyota does not want to address at this time but I am not letting up on this. I have reached the end of my patience with this problem and will not stop until THEY fully solve it. I bought almost every car I have owned brand new and GM lost my business due to many problems I had with their products and I will happily add Scion/Toyota to that list. Its time Scion step up and get this problem fixed as I found out I am not the only one. I am a very loyal customer ONLY when I have good experiences, soon I will be purchasing my wife her 4th brand new Honda CRV since the first 3 have been absolutely flawless/problem free. I owned a 2007 TC that was fine until a semi decided to take me out and totaled the car so like a good loyal customer I went back and bought the 2008, at this point I will never buy another Scion/Toyota product. How they handle my situation at this point will be the deciding factor if I ever buy another, its up to them at this point.
I will post back here and let everyone know what the case rep tells me (within 24 hours) but I feel I will get the usual "take it to the dealer and let them look at it" response. I will keep everyone posted. If your having the same problems, make that phone call.
#16 of 24 Just what I thought
Jul 15, 2010 (10:20 am)
Well I got the expected " bring it to the dealer so they can inspect it" but they did admit they had the records from the last time I had it in for a check. Its going in Monday, I will keep everyone posted what the 2nd check reveals.
#17 of 24 Re: Bad noise. Rotors? [concerneddad57]
Jul 23, 2010 (11:06 am)
Concerneddad57 - We are sorry to hear that. You can always call one of our pros at 866-70-Scion for some help or visit Scion.com and click "contact us". Let us know how else we can help!
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#18 of 24 Problem finally fixed
Jul 23, 2010 (1:33 pm)
Well after all the stuff I went through it ended up being the caliper pins and was 100% covered. At this point im totally happy but wish they would have just fixed it earlier. Now heres the "odd" part, they said it was just the back caliper pins that were frozen which caused the brakes to stay applied slightly and caused the noise HOWEVER im 100% sure they also regreased the front pins too ( I looked ). I know for a fact all 4 wheels were making noise but now its as quiet as can be and is working perfect. My only complaint is them telling me twice the rotors needed to be cut "at my cost" and once I got corporate involved they found the problem and the rotors did not need to be cut so I feel they were going to grease the pins when they charged me for getting the rotors cut. I think they knew all along what the problem was but they just did not want to fix it at their cost.
I am 100% happy with how Toyota handled the situation but the dealer not so much. If anyone here is having the same problem go right over the dealers head and call Toyota directly and have them open a case for you, one call from corporate to the dealer will get them to "figure" it out. Toyota has kept a returning customer by stepping up to the plate, the dealer most likely not.
#20 of 24 '06tc: Brake light is on ONLY upon acceleration. Ideas/possibilities?
Nov 11, 2010 (8:50 am)
This has started only recently, but pretty consistent. My brake light stays on about 4-6 seconds when I'm accelerating from a light. It only happens from a complete stop. The manual mentions fluid: I checked and it's OK. Checked emergency brake and foot brake in case it was stuck: not the case. No odd sounds either, so I'm lost here. Anyone?
#21 of 24 Re: '06tc: Brake light is on ONLY upon acceleration. Ideas/possibilities? [rjay77]
Mar 09, 2011 (10:15 am)
I have had this same problem as well. What the problem is, is that your brakes are most likely warn and not have much life left on them. So when you are stopping the pistons in the caliper have to push out farther causing it to use more fluid. the light is turning on because of all the fluid in the master cylinder instead of the resivor. If i were you first thing I would check is brake pads and rotors. this happens when rotors are getting thing or pads are low on life
#22 of 24 Scion Lack of Brakes
May 11, 2011 (12:29 pm)
I have a 07' TC and the past few years I have had issues with my brakes. A few times they completly didn't work and went right to the ground making a grinding sound while i drove right into an intersection... I took it to my toyota dealership twice with this problem and they made me feel like i was crazy. They replaced my routers and i made a complaint with Toyota. Recently My brake light started going on while I was driving, so I decided to take it to another car place to get it inspected... low and behold my front and rear brakes are completely shot and the routers are rusted... the car guy was shocked that Toyota wouldn't have noticed this, because it was definitely not safe. To say the least I'm not a happy Toyota customer.
#23 of 24 Scion TC brake broblems
Jan 09, 2011 (7:12 pm)
When I first bought the car of kid down the street, the brakes were super deep...almost to the floor.
My first thought was the master cylinder was bad so I just bought one and replaced it however now the brakes are even deeper.
I unplugged the antilock brakes which helps a little bit but now the speedometer doesnt work and check engine light is on.
any help or imput would be greatly appreciated...I'm trying to avoid going to the dealership as much as possible.
Oct 17, 2011 (8:10 am)
My daugthers been complaining about her brakes making squeeking noise, I replaced the brake pads and used the anti noise grease that are at sold at pep boys but the result are the same.although I have not mentioned this problem to the dealer I am glad to open facebook and found out that there are many owners out there experiencing the same problems,What can we do????? I am now beggining to worry about it since my other daughter drives a 08 scion xb.any input is much appreciated.