This is how Bumblebee, Rarity, Bulkhead, and Applejack discover the pod goes in Scrapheap.
[Bulkhead, Applejack, Bumblebee, and Rarity are in the arctic]
Bumblebee: [beeps] (translation: Are we there yet?)
Rarity: Nearly. Don't hold your breath.
Applejack: Well, duh. He don't have a mouth.
Bulkhead: No, we're not there yet. But it should be just past this ridge, guys.
[Bulkhead, Applejack, Bumblebee, and Rarity slide down the ridge]
Bulkhead: I don't get it. These readings are off the meter.
Bumblebee: [beeps] (translation: Really? That high?)
Rarity: Guys, there's something in the ice.
[They see that it is a pod]
[Back at Autobot Outpost Omega One]
Bulkhead: I told you, doc, we're fine.
Ratchet: The only way to be certain you're fine, Bulkhead, is to endure standard defrosting procedure! You know prolongued exposure to sub-zero conditions can cause permanent system damange.
Optimus Prime: Ratchet, have you learned anything more about the arctic find?
Ratchet: Not yet. The pod can't be opened while it's frozen solid.
[Meanwhile, the pod cracks open]