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2016 Scion ia 16,000 miles. Automatic transmission. Three weeks ago, after gassing up, shifted from park to drive and car made ugly grinding noise, hesitated for a few seconds, then moved forward and was fine. Gave me a sick feeling in gut. Wife noted similar event yesterday. I am worried.:(
 

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After they had changed out the transmission have any other problems popped up i bought a 2016 scion ia same exact car other than badge and mines automatic im at 11500 miles im worried my transmission is going to die??
 

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So i purchased the scion ia 2016 Automatic Was the problem solved has the car given any other issues after they changed out the trany??? Im at about 11,500 miles on mine and im worried that my transmission is going to fail and that I bought a huge hunk of crap my dad says it sounds good and we just went on a 800 mile trip
 

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Yeah me too. Got a 2016 iA with 23K miles & just two weeks ago showed exactly the same symptoms. Got back to the car after church. Engine starts fine. Put it in drive & just when I start pulling, the whole car starts shaking & won't move forward at all. Even if I press the gas pedal to force it to move, the engine just starts shuddering/shaking very badly & I can hear something like metal to metal banging underneath. Then the engine just dies. Same with putting it in reverse.
Called Toyota Stevens Creek & had it towed to the dealership to get checked out. After two days, diagnostics indicated a solenoid failure in the tranny. They ordered the part & replaced the whole tranny within a week. Car's still under warranty so no charges at all, including the car rental. Car runs fine ever since now. My question is whether or not the tranny they ordered was new, used or remanufactured. It didn't say in the service order. Oh well, see how it goes from hereon.
 

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Tranny Failure & Replaced

Yeah me too. Got a 2016 iA with 23K miles & just two weeks ago showed exactly the same symptoms. Got back to the car after church. Engine starts fine. Put it in drive & just when I start pulling, the whole car starts shaking & won't move forward at all. Even if I press the gas pedal to force it to move, the engine just starts shuddering/shaking very badly & I can hear something like metal to metal banging underneath. Then the engine just dies. Same with putting it in reverse.
Called Toyota Stevens Creek & had it towed to the dealership to get checked out. After two days, diagnostics indicated a solenoid failure in the tranny. They ordered the part & replaced the whole tranny within a week. Car's still under warranty so no charges at all, including the car rental. Car runs fine ever since now. My question is whether or not the tranny they ordered was new, used or remanufactured. It didn't say in the service order. Oh well, see how it goes from hereon.
 

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Transmission Failed & Replaced

Yeah me too. Got a 2016 iA with 23K miles & just two weeks ago showed exactly the same symptoms. Got back to the car after church. Engine starts fine. Put it in drive & just when I start pulling, the whole car starts shaking & won't move forward at all. Even if I press the gas pedal to force it to move, the engine just starts shuddering/shaking very badly & I can hear something like metal to metal banging underneath. Then the engine just dies. Same with putting it in reverse.
Called Toyota Stevens Creek & had it towed to the dealership to get checked out. After two days, diagnostics indicated a solenoid failure in the tranny. They ordered the part & replaced the whole tranny within a week. Car's still under warranty so no charges at all, including the car rental. Car runs fine ever since now. My question is whether or not the tranny they ordered was new, used or remanufactured. It didn't say in the service order. Oh well, see how it goes from hereon.
 

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Transmission failure causing collision and injuries

Hey everyone. Adding my 2016 Scion ia with 30k miles to the list of issues with transmission. July 2019 the car stalled with a very loud metal on metal grinding sound from under the car directly below. During the shrieking grinding the car slipped gears, down shifted or something else and suddenly slowed/stopped. Spouse was thrown forward and also was hit pretty hard by the car behind causing a collision strong enough for everything inside the car to fly forward and fall to the floor. Spouse is very injured now seeing multiple doctors a month and a half later. Had no idea that there were issues with the car itself and just considered it an oddity with the car in the rear at fault for driving to close behind.

On September 2nd this year the car did it again with me as the driver and spouse as the passenger. Incredible grinding, metal on metal sound with the car suddenly going from around 30 to 20 throwing us both forward. We are both now in treatment with whiplash and other injuries. When home after the second incident and looked online and found multiple online reports of the exact same thing happening to others. Called the dealer and told asked them on the warranty coverage and was told drive train was still covered. Also told them the car needed to be recalled immediately as it was extremely dangerous and if this were to happen at high speeds people would be killed which is not an exaggeration by any means.

Today I filed a complaint with the NHTSA with the DOT and encourage all who have experienced this to file the online complaint form. They are aware there are multiple cases but if people don't report it directly they will not have the info needed to force Toyota to recall. The online address to file the formal complaint with the DOT is:

ww-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint

Also found today that there are attorney's reviewing transmission issues with Toyota with multiple Toyota cars where transmissions and failing and causing injuries. Again, the more that share their experiences the more likely we will be to get a recall going and class action lawsuits done to get compensation for damages. A link to report your experience is here.

ww.classaction.org/toyota-highlander-avalon-sienna-lexus-transmission-lawsuits

You can also file a complaint directly with Toyota directly which I recommend doing it as well. The number is 1 (800) 331-4331.

We consider our car unsafe to drive and it will be towed to the dealer as soon as they get someone at the dealer to handle the formal inspection.
 

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@rob2817 - I assume you have the automatic transmission. Did you get your transmission fixed or replaced by the dealer after it stalled on you the first time? Maybe I am wrong about this and I am not trying to defend Toyota or anything but it appears to me that this transmission does not seem to have a rate of failure that is high enough to warrant a recall. I have the 2017 model and have had no issues.
 
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