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Scion xB Repair and Maintenance

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

Scion xB Problems

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.

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.

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

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Scion xB Questions

Recently two serpentine belts were replaced, but the squeaking noise does not stop. The noise only happens when I turn the A/C or Heater on. The car has 77,000 miles on it and the "Maintenance Required" light comes on when I start the car.

Where is the transmission seal located on a 2008 scion xb? My mechanic told me it's like a $10.00 seal, but you have to pull the front driver wheel and some other stuff off. He showed it to me when the car was up on the lift, it was a whitish seal but I can't find the exact location. My n...

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Scion xB Recalls

Vehicles have a tire size/weight rating label to inform owners of the carrying capacity of their vehicle. These models are being recalled because the incorrect vehicle weight rating is shown on the information label. This could result in vehicle and tire overloading, increasing the risk of tire failure. Owners will be provided an updated vehicle weight label to correct this concern.

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.

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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Scion xB Reviews

We love our XB with 115,000 miles on it. Has always been very noisey up front even after trying different tires. I think the wheel bearings have be bad from the get go but I need a reliable answer before I spring the $600 to replace the front wheel bearings.

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

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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