• Oct 19, 2005
Scion tC

If you drive a tC, keep the moonroof closed for a while. Toyota is launching a voluntary Special Service Campaign to upgrade the moonroof wind deflector on some 2005 and early 2006 Scion tC sport coupes.

The original glass wind deflector, which tilts upwards into the airstream when the moonroof is open, can be damaged by impact from road debris at highway speeds. In some cases, the deflector can shatter and pieces can fall into the passenger compartment. Only three such cases have been reported to the NHTSA.

Affected vehicle owners will be notified of the voluntary, no charge serviece upgrade to the deflector beginning in late October.

[Source: Toyota North America]



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      • 9 Years Ago
      New here, too. I can tell you that back in my country everyone laughs at stupid American liberals and the way they get brainwashed by Asian marketing ploys. Oh, and I think Joseph Willemson is the most hate-filled poster on the Net. I say that as an unbiased former lurker.
      • 9 Years Ago
      p.s. recall - To request return (of a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments. therefor this is a recall.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Net recalls = not a good measure of a vehicle's or manufacturer's quality, but we always have the hounds who cry unreliability every time the word "recall" comes up, and on the other hand, the people here on Autoblog who say "They're fixing it! It's a GOOD indication!" go largely ignored. Bass-ackwards. I'm upset over the lack of VW recalls. I think they need more. Far more.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "and that is what it is- SSCs are optional whereas recalls are all but required to customers" Don't give me that BS. Recalls are just as optional as this "SSC". I really don't think Toyota is going to come to your driveway, break into your JDM Corolla and replace the recalled headlamp switch. "a rather arrogant subset of Scion clientele who think that they can drive their panorama-moonroof equipped car through a debris field without consequence." A debris field? Where did you get that one? I don't think it's arrogant for a driver to expect his car to be able to handle a piece of gravel kicked up from the road or a wood chip from a passing truck without depositing shattered glass on his lap.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Stop the bragging and being defensive! Just accept the reality and truth...then you have peace of mind. GENERAL DOUGLAS MC ARTHUR RULES! Toyota can't become no.1! Fact no. 1: Chinese in mainland hates Japanese products; Fact no. 2: Koreans hates Japanese products; Fact no. 3: GM+FORD+DC N.A. market share 60%.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Recall: That thing that happened to a lot of fords after countless cruise control switches spread across many different models were setting cars (and in some cases houses) on fire. SSC: That thing Toyota does after three (3) complaints make it to the NHTSA to address the concerns of owners of one relatively new model that (A) there is a fix and (B) it will be free. Not to mention that since having a peice of road debris fly up and thwack your wind deflector is less likely and more dangerous than a road hazard flattening your tire, I think this is just good PR.
      • 9 Years Ago
      lets just talk shit about people before then even comment. SAD! Im not proclaiming perfection in Toyotas product, but anyone whos anyone knows their product is and has always been a strong contender in the automotive business. They continually put out competitive products and their quality is recognised the world over. So all you GM workers/cronies give it up and admit "Your losing the war" Step aside gracefully and let the superior products reign GM/Ford products and corporate have met their evolutionary decline and soon the fittest will rule.
      • 9 Years Ago
      who cares, it's a slow ugly piece of crap go get the supercharger for an extra 40hp on your peg-leg-equipped "sports" car, you'll need it to overcome the weight of the "security" system, 19 inch DUBS and TRD disco ball
      • 9 Years Ago
      "I counted only 7 Kia recalls for the 2005 model year." What we're counting is recalls issued this year - which doesn't necessarily refer to 2005 model vehicles. First, sort everything by the variable "MFGNAME" to get things grouped by manufacturer. Then, for a given manufacturer, sort by the variable "ODATE" - that's the date owners were notified by the manufacturer. Limit it now to those with an ODATE from 2005, then sort by the variable "MFGCAMPNO", which is the manufacturer's code for the recall. That will help weed out multiple platforms affected by the same recall. Finally, for those entries without an ODATE, look to the variable "DATEA", which is the date the recall was recorded in the database by the Feds. I included those provisionally by stating a range of recalls (for example, if two had no ODATE but had a DATEA in 2005, then I would report the recall range from N to N+2). "As for the number of recall campaigns not mattering so much, apparently they mattered when you came in and said Toyota issued 9 recalls vs. Ford and GM's 16 and 24. I agree that absolute numbers are more telling but I'd be willing to bet that if the numbers were weighted to take into account that Ford and GM sell more cars than Toyota, that the difference wouldn't be that staggering." Recalls have nothing to do with gross sales. A recall could affect a vehicle that sells only a handful a month (like the Insight, Viper, etc). You could normalize it to adjust for different numbers of platforms, but there should be too much difference between full-line manufacturers at this point for that number - if one is limiting to discussion of consumer vehicles.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Stop the bragging now! It's a shame! I thought OCTOBER is just a month for beer festival and halloween...It's also "TOYOTA'S RECALL MONTH". Hope this will end on November.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Joseph, I appreciate what you have done for my country. Let me luv you long time!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Don't worry everyone, Joseph Willemsen will be along momentarily to make excuses and put all your concerns about Toyota quality to bed.
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