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2008 Scion xB

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2008 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.

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2008 Scion xB Recalls (Recent)

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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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

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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., October 6, 2008

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On some Scion models sold at Southeast Toyota, the optional grill installed may allow the hood to open while driving if the vehicle is driven with the hood unlatched. The plastic radiator grill garnish could release the secondary hood release. If the hood opens while the vehicle is in motion, it could strike the roof or windshield and obstruct the driver's view, increasing the risk of a crash. Southeast Toyota will inspect the sports grill and install additional clips to ensure the radiator grill garnish is secured. The recall began October 6, 2008.

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Electrical & Lights, October 10, 2012

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Toyota and General Motors are recalling certain models because the power window master switch assembly in some of these vehicles was built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assembly. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat. This could result in the switch melting or possibly catching fire. Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the master window switch as necessary.

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2008 Scion xB Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2008 Scion xB, Visalia, CA

it looks like i might have to replace breaks again?? Should toyota look for problem? will my warranty cover it? I had them done this time last year and 3 months later they had to replace defective...

Visitor, 2008 Scion xB, Centereach, NY

water is dripping near glove box

marzenmax, 2008 Scion xB, San Jose, CA

how to replace cabin air filter?

Visitor, 2008 Scion xB, Jonesborough, TN

I had the speed control module replaced due to the check engine and trac light both were on. My xb died when these lights first came on. Since replacing the module my mileage has gone from@26 to 23.

Visitor, 2008 Scion xB, Fort Drum, NY

The windshield is cracked and needs to be replaced, windshield wipers operate without being turned on Drive train light is on and airbag light is on from damage on the bottom of the left (passenger...

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2008 Scion xB Reviews

Worst car I have ever owned. Needed new tires after 20k miles. Automatic door locks broke at 35k, brakes gone at 45k, and A/C gone at 47k. Regardless of the crap parts they put into these cars their gas mileage is pretty poor for a 4 cylinder engine, the suspension feels like a Flintstone mobile and road noise is terrible.

Bought XB new in o8' best buying experience ever. Makes me feel like a young guy again. Very competent getting on the freeways, making the curves, is a blast. Added a TRD high performance muffler and cold air intake manifold, after market from Toyota. Still gives great gas mileage and better performance.
Only wish it had is a regular clock in the dashboard.

Best car on the market for the money. Roomy, plenty of power. Has Camry engine, could use Camry transmission for better mileage.

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