2005 Scion xB Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Scion xB

An illuminated Check Engine Light could be caused by a defective VVT-i controller, which changes cam timing for optimal power.  Updated parts are available and the repair may be covered under the powertrain warranty.

When backing up and applying the brakes, you may hear a squeaking noise. Scion engineers addressed this problem by modifying the shape of the brake pad and the anti-squeal shims; they also applied more grease during assembly.

Air conditioning that doesn't blow cold enough could indicate the need for adjusting the cable for the temperature blend door.

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I am in college and need to save money on a new hood, front end grill and bumper, maybe imact bar. I don't have full coverage and want a fair price for the auto repair. Any suggestions?

I have changed the ignition coil, fuel injector and even cleaned the Mass Air Flow sensor. But my engine still sputtering when in drive/reverse. But when it's in park/neutral the engine runs just fine. Only when it's under load(gear)it sputters. When in gear you can hear the missing s...

When I honk the horn like when you see a buddy or something, it cuts off. When I restart the cart the VSC, traction control and check engine light comes on. Then it runs really rough. I had the MAF sensor cleaned once and then replaced after it happened twice. It just happened again. I had it ...

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

Certain Scion vehicles sold from Gulf States Toyota and Southeast Toyota with Rostra cruise control may have a problem where the cruise control does not release the throttle the first time the on/off switch is pressed. If the throttle is not released when needed, a crash could occur. The vehicle manufacturers will notify owners and replace the cruise control free of charge. Rostra will notify purchasers of the aftermarket cruise controls and replace the units free of charge. The recall began February 13, 2007.

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Very reliable, comfortable car for city driving. Not great on freeways, under-powered, and somewhat disappointing gas mileage. Not a single maintenance problem in three years since I bought it.

Just took my first long-distance trip in my xB (I've had it for five years) and she is the little engine that could! Even in the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont she drove like a champ and not ONE problem along the way. To say the least I was very surprised and happy. Also, people look at my car and wonder what I can put in it besides two adults, a couple of grandkids, and some groceries....

Got this one new and very happy with the purchase. Agree with others that exterior is kind of cheap, but so was price- especially liked the no haggle price when purchased. Over all, great car with 180000 mi and still going strong. Just got new 60K tires and wonder who is going to give out first?

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