Scion Repair and Maintenance

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

Scion Problems

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.

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.

Timing Cover leaking oil

Took my Scion to Toyota service dept Walnut Creek, Ca for Safety recall repairs, mechanics recommendation: Timing cover leaks oil the estimate cost to repair over $2000.00 Should I consider selling this car, The out of pocket repairs I have paid have not been worth the "pure price value" of vehicle

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Scion Questions

why does one of my front rotors have so much play like is loose (2 answers)

when driving i hear a scraping sound and when turning a clicking sound. We took the tire off and the wheel moves forward and backwards 2" both ways.

My ac is only blowing minimal air. This happened around the same time my drivers window panel melted. What could be cauing it not to hardly blow out? (3 answers)

For some reason it has stopped blowing out. It only blows a small small amount of air out. That's it. Temp gauge still works but the fan speed doesn't work

None of the trouble lights came on until right before the car died. Now they say I need a new engine and the warning lights should have come indicating that something was wrong. Has this happened to anyone else? Not sure if I go legal with it? (1 answer)

I bought the car 6 months ago certified pre owned because I went over the the 12,000 miles they won't warranty it.

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Scion Recalls

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.

Driver's Door Power Window Switch Overheats And Melts

The driver's side power window master switch may lack enough proper lubricant to protect the sliding electrical contacts of the switch. This can cause a short circuit of the switch, leading to overheating and melting of the switch. Dealers will inspect the switches and apply lubricant to them if no abnormality is found. If a problem is found, the switch circuit board will be replaced. These inspections and repairs will be performed 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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