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I've just made a down payment on a 2016 Scion iA 6-spd manual and wanted to know if this has an interference engine or not. I believe it's a 2NR-FKE engine but i haven't been able to pinpoint whether it is or not. Or even whether it has a timing chain or timing belt. Does it have a chain or belt?
 

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Scion iA uses a Mazda-made 1.5L SKYACTIV-G engine and not a Toyota 2NR-FKE (used by regular old Yaris & Echo). It uses a 8mm timing chain-no timing belt. It is also a Non-Interference engine.
 

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Leon, let me add that the iA is an extremely reliable car. We bought ours new and have had no problems and don’t expect any for years to come.

For 50.00 on Amazon, you can buy the SD card to add navigation to your new car if it doesn’t already have it.

Congratulations on your purchase.
 

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Leon, let me add that the iA is an extremely reliable car. We bought ours new and have had no problems and don’t expect any for years to come.

For 50.00 on Amazon, you can buy the SD card to add navigation to your new car if it doesn’t already have it.

Congratulations on your purchase.
The thing on Amazon, can you post the link so i can check that out?
 

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I think it's actually
DD1B66EZ1E https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081H8TVJR/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HSCCZ1R3V3JBJQVTYHZH
Because the one you suggested is for 2018/2019 model. But I'm gonna verify the part with the dealer, just to be safe.
I think the E on the end designates the version of the maps. Mine has an A on the end but it appears that they are selling the one with the E at the end currently. I suspect next year, they will be selling the one with an F. Just my guess.

I will be interested to hear what the dealer has to say.
 

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Scion iA uses a Mazda-made 1.5L SKYACTIV-G engine and not a Toyota 2NR-FKE (used by regular old Yaris & Echo). It uses a 8mm timing chain-no timing belt. It is also a Non-Interference engine.
Are you sure it's timing chain and not timing belt? Because when I looked, and as you can see in the photos i took, i see a belt but I'm not sure if that's the serpentine/drive belt or timing belt.
 

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I think the E on the end designates the version of the maps. Mine has an A on the end but it appears that they are selling the one with the E at the end currently. I suspect next year, they will be selling the one with an F. Just my guess.

I will be interested to hear what the dealer has to say.
So I just got off the phone with them and they said that the only "part number" that comes up for my 2016 Scion iA is: PTMZD-1M160 for $399.00 Wow that's expensive! And I asked whether this would be required before buying other one's or if it automatically includes free updates and he said he'd have to call corporate tomorrow and will call and/or email me tomorrow. I think I should buy this software and try it out. Is it plug-n-play or would I have to plugin my laptop, get special mechanic's $10,000 scan tool,...? Anybody here know?
 

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So I just got off the phone with them and they said that the only "part number" that comes up for my 2016 Scion iA is: PTMZD-1M160 for $399.00 Wow that's expensive! And I asked whether this would be required before buying other one's or if it automatically includes free updates and he said he'd have to call corporate tomorrow and will call and/or email me tomorrow. I think I should buy this software and try it out. Is it plug-n-play or would I have to plugin my laptop, get special mechanic's $10,000 scan tool,...? Anybody here know?
*By "buy" I was referring to the Amazon one, not the dealer one. 😅
 

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Plan on the fuel rail to go defective around 50K-60K miles. $2000 repair.
Donald, what leads you to believe this is a likely problem? I have followed Mazda forums for years and have had 5 of my own with 2 to 3 times that amount of miles and have not heard of this problem.

I understand you had a problem and were charged a huge amount to repair but that does not make it something others should expect.
 

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Plan on the fuel rail to go defective around 50K-60K miles. $2000 repair.
Well i'm at 71k, i've had it checked by multiple mechanics and they all report excellent mechanical condition. I do plan on having a Fuel System Service so they can clean everything out and ensure i get optimal gas mileage. Part of that process requires disconnecting the fuel rail, should i avoid this for that reason?
 

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One person out of the thousands posting to the many forums I follow should not steer your course of maintenance. Follow the recommended maintenance in your owners manual. Ask your mechanic and let him guide you in the maintenance of your car. If the mechanic recommends much beyond what is in the manual, find a new mechanic. Don’t overly depend on the advice from individuals on forums, including myself, use us for things to consider and realize that we are only speaking from our experiences which are limited.

You are likely more concerned about your Scion than is warranted. You bought a great reliable car. Follow the owners manual for maintenance and drive it like you want it to last 10 years and it will last 10 years.
 

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One person out of the thousands posting to the many forums I follow should not steer your course of maintenance. Follow the recommended maintenance in your owners manual. Ask your mechanic and let him guide you in the maintenance of your car. If the mechanic recommends much beyond what is in the manual, find a new mechanic. Don’t overly depend on the advice from individuals on forums, including myself, use us for things to consider and realize that we are only speaking from our experiences which are limited.

You are likely more concerned about your Scion than is warranted. You bought a great reliable car. Follow the owners manual for maintenance and drive it like you want it to last 10 years and it will last 10 years.
The owner's manual doesn't say when to take it in for service, correct?
 

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The owner's manual doesn't say when to take it in for service, correct?
Hey I work at Toyota and have a scion ia myself and service is 7,500k or 6months for oil change spark plugs are recommended at 75k and transmission can’t be flush so transmission pan has to be dropped and remove the trans filter which I did at 75k just for prevent care before it reaches 90k
 
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