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2008 Scion xB Question: Does anybody have problems with the 2008 -2009 scion XB brakes?

 

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Visitor, Visalia, CA, May 12, 2010, 14:46

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 break pads. Now its been a year and it looks like I'm having same problem. Thanks Christy

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    Visitor, September 06, 2010, 22:15

    My 2008 xb has 52000 miles on it and my brakes still have @10000 miles to go. No problems.

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    Visitor, February 03, 2011, 19:48

    I have replaced the pads and resurfaced or replaced the rotors on my 2008 Scion three times so far (65K). This was due initially to a grinding noise at 12K. The car is only used for commuting so they should have lasted much longer. I'm afraid the xB's have a bunch of other brake related problems, including a recall, that you can read about all over the internet. I am currently replacing a $500 rear bearing/speed sensor which knocked out the ABS, traction and stability systems. Something was never right about these brakes, the dealership of course denies any problem. At least they are easy to work on.

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    Visitor, August 03, 2011, 14:10

    Having the same issue. Replaced the front March 2010. Now replacing front and back. Toyota says this is common.....Our 2009 XB has 40000 miles now. 10000 on that last set of front pads. So this will be our last set at toyota dealer!!! To top it off Toyota changed our oil in May 2011 brakes were fine, 70% front and back were 40% they did not mention needing brakes anytime soon. but to get to this point in six weeks!

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    scion08, March 06, 2012, 12:53
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    I have an 2008 xb and been having problems with brakes also. The rear right brake inner rotor side was rusted heavily and pads uneven same as left side. So got both replace new pads and rotor after 2 months of driving here in chicago weather i check rear right rotor the surface and now it back again uneven rust surface on it like the pads are not touching the other side also i notice that the caliper pins i lubricated is stuck or shall say not compressing when press. I all out of option due to a fact i replace all brake pads that include front pads and rear rotor. and it still has that squeaking sound when i slow down or press my brakes. Can someone help me on this. Thank you

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