2008 Scion tC Consumer Review: 'Deep Scanning' a Transmission

2008 Scion tC Hatchback - Consumer Review

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'Deep Scanning' a Transmission Meltdown
By Josh on


2008 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Everything has been very good except for one thing: the automatic 'transmission' on this car is not very dependable. With the car not yet even 2 years, and the transmission is 'kicking forward' while driving at 35-40 mph and when decelerating. Unfortunately, this only one thing happens to be a major component of the vehicle. Difficult to mask my disappointment with Toyota here, and surely will not. Not quite what I bargained for when this vehicle was purchased. It has enjoyed the luxury of oil changes, minor and major services at scheduled intervals and has been taken well care off so I am not sure what to think of this. It only has 42,000 miles. Its going in for a diagnostic tomorrow.

Best Features

Sunroof, interior, stock sound system, and hip exterior.

Worst Features

Tire price is a bit excessive, mileage still slightly more efficient on a Honda Civic coupe, and a more reliable transmission--what a bummer.
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