Toyota Scion Tc owners have reported 5 problems related to hatchback/liftgate (under the structure category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Scion Tc based on all problems reported for the Scion Tc.
First, the rubber hatch release melted & dripped onto my rear bumper. (I suspect that faulty wiring of some sort kept the release somewhat engaged, which melted the rubber. ) then the hatch latch/lock would only completely release after multiple attempts. Finally, after unlocking the hatch & engaging (I thought) the release, the entire panel pulled off the car, leaving it dangling by the wiring harness.
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The rear hatch handle is part of the a plastic molding garnish that matches the color of the car. The molding garnish that has the read hatch handle had all the plastic clips that attach it to the trunk break. So the part is barley staying on the car now. I called scion and was told that mold and trim pieces are not covered under the warranty and are only covered for the first 12 months or 12000 miles from date of purchase. This was from the service manager at the scion dealership where I bought my car. And I bought their platinum warranty (6 years/100,000 miles) when I got the car back in 2007. The car currently has only about 43,000 miles and I have had it just about 4. 5 years.
Purchased my vehicle in March 2005. I have had it in the shop three (3) times for the moon roof. The moon roof rattles horribly and the dealership as taken the glass out and replaced it saying "that Toyota has done all that they know what to do with that particular situation". I find this unacceptable. I have also had my car in the shop five (5) times for the back hatch. The hatch makes a horrible rattle when just driving on regular roads. This problem is still unfixed. My paint as with the numerous other amounts of complaints is chipping and bubbling up. It horrifies me to read all of these complaints regarding this vehicle. I can only anticipate on what could happen next.
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(1) rattle in hatch and sunroof caused driver distraction
(2) when going over speed-bumps and slightly uneven roads, the rattle-distraction might be harmful to the other drivers on the road and to pedestrians
(3 )more than five visits over a period of seven months to the dealership has not resulted in rectification of the problem.
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Scion xb truck hatch while closing sheered my nose while closing . Parmamedics required to stablize me, and er treatment with plastic surgeon for treatment.