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2006 Scion xB

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2006 Scion xB Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Vehicles fitted with remote start may encounter a dead battery after sitting for a few days. This can be due to a parasitic draw caused by the remote start computer. Our technicians remind us proper diagnostic procedures should be followed before replacing the remote start module with an updated part.

2006 Scion xB Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 18, 2009

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The load carrying capacity modification label may be missing from the vehicle. This information provides maximum load carrying weights as well as information about required tires and wheels. If not present, an inappropriate load may be carried in the vehicle, increasing a safety risk. Toyota has supplied customers with a new label to affix to the vehicle. This recall began on August 18, 2009.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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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.

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Drive Train, February 28, 2007

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Some aftermarket cruise control systems installed for Southeast Toyota may not allow the engine to return to idle the first time the on/off switch is depressed while the system is engaged. The system will commonly disengage on the second attempt. This could result in higher than expected engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the cruise control module as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on February 28, 2007.

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Drive Train, March 7, 2007

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Some aftermarket cruise control systems installed for Southeast Toyota may not allow the engine to return to idle the first time the on/off switch is depressed while the system is engaged. The system will commonly disengage on the second attempt. This could result in higher that expected engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the cruise control module as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on March 7, 2007. The Gulf States Toyota recall number is P701.

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Drive Train, February 13, 2007

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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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2006 Scion xB Questions and Answers

mindtripvocals, 2006 Scion xB, Pinson, AL

the "VSC" LIGHT AND THE "TRAC OFF" LIGHT AND ALSO THE "ENGINE CHECK" LIGHT ARE ALL ON AT THE SAME TIME! WHAT WOULD BE MY BEST CASE AND WORSE CASE SCENARIO"S THANKS

Visitor, 2006 Scion xB, Overland Park, KS

my xb's rear left tire always wears out before rest of the three tires i could not figure out the problem

MPresley, 2006 Scion xB, Valdosta, GA

I had the brake shoes on the rear ties on my 2006 Toyota Scion Xb inspected yesterday. Mechanic said they looked fine. After inspection, could he have done something incorrectly, as far as putting ...

byronjoyner, 2006 Scion xB, Phoenix, AZ

I am being quoted for 6 hrs labor to replace the AC/heater fan motor on my daughters 2006 Scion XB. How big a job is this for a average to fair do it yourself guy? It doesnt look like 6 hours to me...

tinyluna, 2006 Scion xB, Lacona, NY

i am trying to install the rear hub assembly and i can't get the old one off. Can you please give me a step by step how to get it off and on and what i could be over looking.

Thank you, Esther

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2006 Scion xB Reviews

130,000 miles on my 2006 XB and zero problems. I do my own oil changes(synthetic oil) and car burns/uses zero oil. Use the NGK plugs, used a set of Autolites once and mpg dropped slightly. BTW I drive like your granny and get 36-38 mpg. AC could blow a little colder and interior could use more lighting, thats it for issues.

purchased car new, only problem 3 windshields with 115,000 miles showing on odometer.

the most reliable car I have ever owned. basic maintenance and thats it. 125,000 miles, brakes, tires, fan belt, and spark plugs. 28-32 mpg.

We love our XB with 115,000 miles on it. Has always been very noisey up front even after trying different tires. I think the wheel bearings have be bad from the get go but I need a reliable answer before I spring the $600 to replace the front wheel bearings.

This may well be the best car I've ever owned since I started driving back in 1971.
I bought it new in Dec. '05 and it now has 69,000 trouble free miles on it. If it could cook, I'd marry it! ;-)

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