• Oct 25th 2006 at 10:37AM
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Toyota's 'youth' division seems to be suffering the same recall woes as its parent company, which now includes 30,000 Scion tC coupes. It seems that when the key is in the 'ON' position or was removed within a minute and half, and the door is slammed shut, the side airbags may deploy.

The recall includes models sold between March of 2004 and March of 2006. At this point, only 17 vehicles have suffered from this anomaly.

Per usual, owners of the affected vehicles will be sent a notice in the mail and the cost of the repairs will be covered by Toyota.

The full TSB can be viewed after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Yvo.

[Source: ScionLife.com]

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2006 - Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., will launch a voluntary Safety Recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) involving approximately 30,000 tC sports coupes from the 2005 and 2006 model year. The affected tC sports coupes were produced from March 2004 to early March 2006. There have been no accidents, deaths or injuries reported related to this condition. The Scion tC is only sold in the U.S. market.

The seat-mounted side airbag and side curtain airbags on certain tCs may inadvertently deploy if the door for that side of the vehicle is closed very forcefully while the tC's ignition is in the "ON" position or within 90 seconds of turning the ignition key from the "ON" position to the "OFF" position. There have been 17 cases of this condition reported.

Scion will mail owners of the involved vehicles a Safety Recall notification via first class mail early next month. Owners are requested to contact their local Scion dealer for replacement of the driver and passenger side airbag sensors upon receiving their notification. Replacement will be done at no charge to the owners of the vehicle.

Customers with questions or concerns should contact the Scion Customer Experience Center at 1-866-707-2466.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Man, I'd hate to be the engineer trouble-shooting this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      In re: Comment #2- Avinas Machado- The reason Toyota is set to outseat GM is because they are nothing like them. Toyota prides itself on quality and are extremely proactive with the safety concerns. This issue will be handled quickly and efficiently, and that is why Toyota is becoming the biggest automaker that they are.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love how people are *still* ignoring how many fewer recalls Toyota is having this year than Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, even Honda. Toyota had one bad recall year in 2005. Suddenly all of the Big Three lovers are like "They're number one in recalls, just like we were! That must mean lol they're the worst lol but o American cars r teh best lmao." All of you are idiots, I swear. This year, once again, The Big Three will have more recalls than aaaanyone else. And the fanboys will have to find some way to deal with it. And it will include making fun of every single foreign recall while ignoring the mammoth American recalls that puts them in the lead ever single year.

      But hey, if recalls are the sole measure of quality, you should all be buying Kias, right?
      • 8 Years Ago
      A recall is a recall!!! Get over it move on....
      Some of you are like little kids in a park, arguing over who has the better "daddy""...
      • 8 Years Ago
      You're a LIAR!!

      Hondas don't have problems at all. You're just a domestic troll trying to sully Honda's good name.
      My Honda has run for 350,000 miles with NO MAINTENANCE. It even still has the original oil in it that I drove it off the lot with!!
      I expect to recoup 90% of my purchase price when I return it next year for a new Pilot.
      Try that with a Ford!
      • 8 Years Ago
      That would be a nasty surprise to walk out to in the morning. Airbag dust is not a fun thing to deal with.
      • 8 Years Ago
      toyota will continue to keep having recalls as long as they keep using american made parts in their vehicles. keep the japanese cars all japanese and these problems wont occur
      • 8 Years Ago
      Come on now. You know better than that. They're only known as recalls when GM, Ford or Chrysler are involved.

      When it's Toyota, it's a "special service campaign."
      • 8 Years Ago
      You idiots.
      This is a recall.
      When the NHTSA is involved, it is a safety "recall".

      If a defect is found before the NHTSA involved, it is just a service campaign, or whatever the manufacturer wants to call it, because it is an action taken by the manufacturer on its own. The 6-speed automatic issue is not a "recall", because the NHTSA was not involved. There was no investigation yet into its safety issues. And there probably was none.
      There are many things that go wrong with cars that have nothing to do with safety. None of those things are "recalls". "Recalls" are for safety issues only.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Honda oil.
      You must own a domestic or something. That's pretty normal in my Honda.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i think that ur all crucifying scion for all the wrong reasons, and for the geniuses that dont know the tc is based on the japenese Avenesis so yes it is a japenese made car! secondly Scion may be made by toyota and the car is different sheetmetal and not the same as a camry or solara or echo toyota learned its lesson with the echo and made the Xa and Xb better cars than its echo counterpart. thirdly the Tc is a newer car sure it caries the camry powerplant but its not a camry! it has glitches just like any new brand. everyone was so gun ho about snatching up korean cars because they looked like better quality now are seeing the resale values of these cars plummit like wile e coyote off a cliff while toyotas resale and depreciation levels off like a finely tuned plane.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I just keep thinking of the different scenarios.

      early 20's couple pull up to house, having a fight, she storms off, slams the door and BOOM, the guy is seriously freaked out and is in need of a car wash for his front seat. Lmao…
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