Scion Repair and Maintenance

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

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Scion Problems

Cable Adjustment Needed if AC Doesn't Blow Cold Enough

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

Squeaking Noise When Applying Brakes in Reverse

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Defective VVT-i Controller

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.

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Scion Questions

My air conditioning stops working twice and once I started driving it cuts on (1 answer)

It'll blow hot for awhile and it'll get cold but not cold enough it's like I'll crank it up all the way and it barely blows out Any air but sometimes it'll work perfect it's confusing

Why do all my brake lines have fluid but my rear passager please help (2 answers)

The line doesn't have air in or it doesn't have fluid neither what do I do???????

Ac is warm at 50mph but cold at lower speeds (2 answers)

Have added coolant with no effect.

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Scion Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or in some cases replace the air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Load Carrying Capacity Label Incorrect

The vehicle certification label may indicate the improper load carrying capacity rating for the vehicle. This is because accessories were added to them after the vehicle was built, changing the available load that the vehicle can handle carrying. Vehicle owners will be provided a corrected label and dealers will aid in installing them free of charge to resolve the concern.

Ignition Key Comes Out Of Ignition Switch When Not Shifted To "Park"

The ignition key may be removable from the ignition lock cylinder even though the vehicle transmission may not be shifted into the "park" position. Dealers will inspect the ignition key and transmission interlock wiring connections and will correct them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Scion Reviews

Hello, I am the owner of a 2006 Scion Xa. I have had to replace the Very expensive emissions system twice! Charcoal canister, etc. Three Electrical window motors, and on and on. I bogs down going up hills, it is a piece of Junk! No recalls on anything I have had to replace. Back to American cars for me!!!!
Best car ever, and I once had a '55 Victoria Sunliner. 125k great miles. Still on original brakes after 100k. rears went til 109k. Wish it had gages, but with regular maintenance - no problems except windshields - goes through them like tissues, but this is the desert and we have lots of gravel trucking. A/c went til 115k and whole system re-done for under $1000 and cooler than ever.
My XB has 156,000 miles and gets around 26 MPG in town and 30 on the road. I have 7 friends that have an XB and all get 38 to 40 MPG around town and 42 on the road. Anyone know why some do not get the 42 MPGs? Thanks

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