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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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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

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.

Brakes -- Verified

Our technicians recommend replacing the shim kits when replacing the brake pads.

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., 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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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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Scion xB Questions and Answers

jbyers, 2004 Scion xB, Bountiful, UT

What is wrong when the VSR, trac off and engine light all come on???

300C, 2004 Scion xB, Kingsburg, CA

A/C gets cold when the vehicle is parked but when i start driving the air goes from cold to not that cold and will go back and forth through out my drive but when i get to a stop light the air is v...

dscion, 2004 Scion xB, Schuylerville, NY

Brought car to scion, said cylinders 1&3 were misfiring.
Wanted 3000.00 to put a used motor in it. I still drive the car runs well,30 mpg.,no smoke out tail pipe. Dose have a
rough idle, aroun...

mrrjs, 2004 Scion xB, Hayward, CA

I was driving on the highway and the car just turned off. The panel lights all came on. Car wont start. I had to get it towed. When I try and start it it makes like a subtle winding noise. Ple...

Visitor, 2004 Scion xB, Albion, NY

In cold weahter my car takes an longer to turn over than it does in the summer months. it is about 4 seconds to the less than 1 second in the summer. Should i have the altenator or battery replaced...

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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.

Just took my first long-distance trip in my xB (I've had it for five years) and she is the little engine that could! Even in the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont she drove like a champ and not ONE problem along the way. To say the least I was very surprised and happy. Also, people look at my car and wonder what I can put in it besides two adults, a couple of grandkids, and some groceries. Picture, four captain-style dining room chairs and a matching parson's bench, two adults, and a few groceries. All at one time. WITH a bazooka turbo sound system. Now, THAT is life!

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.

tengo un problema con mi scion me da voltges de mas maxima 18.2 y lo normal es 12 - 13 yo quiero saber si alguien sabe por q ase eso..pero solo lo ase cuando esta aselerado....

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.

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