About Scion iA
Scion iA is a subcompact car manufactured by Toyota but sold under Scion - the marque of Toyota marked exclusively in North America since 2015. The first Scion iA was named as Toyota Yaris introduced in 1999 to replace the Toyota Starlet. The Toyota Yaris has been produced through three generations while Scion iA for North American market has just started its life.
In April 2015, Scion iA was first unveiled at the New York Auto Show. It went on sale at the same year in Canada and Mexico though it was called as Toyota Yaris R in Mexico. Scion iA is a 5-door hacthback and a 4-door sedan in North America. It is powered by 1.2 L 3NR-FE, 1.3 L 6NR-FE, 1.5 L 1NZ-FE, 1.5 L 7NR-FE and 1.5 L 2NR-FE petrol engines. Due to Scion will be discontinued since 2016 as Toyota's nameplate, Scion iA in the United States will take Toyota badged again and be rename as the Toyota Yaris iA from October 2016 for the 2017 model year. And it will be rebadged as Mazada2 (DJ) for Mexican market.
Scion iA Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Just like everything in the world could let everyone satisfied, Scion iA also accepted some complaints from Scion iA owners after a while for running. And here are the most reported complaints:
First, engine failure. The engine can be seen as the soul of a vehicle. On Scion iA, drivers complained that engine performance suffered a lot when it reached at a certain mileage. Common symptoms include slow acceleration, poor fuel economy, engine misfire and overheating. Sometimes, the Check Engine Light would come on as a warning. If you notice any above signs appear on your iA, you can try checking if spark plug, oxygen sensor, oil filter, air filter or intake manifold gasket goes wrong.
Second, suspension and braking issues. On Scion iA, drivers often encounter the vehicle tilting to one side, which resulted in uneven tire wear as well. At the same time, excessive road noise or grinding noise while turning would also bother drivers a lot. Under this situation, strut bellhousing, coil springs, coil spring insulator deserve inspection. As for braking, you can check your iA brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum and parking brake cable.
In fact, apart from above auto parts, on Scion iA, steering angle sensor in steering system, shift cable and bellhousing in transmission system are also very vulnerable. And some more often used auto parts such as seat belt, headlight, fog light bulb, headlight bulb, wheel seal also need routine maintenance frequently.
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