Scion xD Repair and Maintenance

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


An abnormal noise or vibration on acceleration from rest or on gear shift may develop. Our technicians tell us a redesigned left side engine mount insulator is available to address this problem.

Some engines may experience a brief knocking or rattle on cold start up. Our technicians tell us replacing the camshaft timing gear assembly with upgraded parts will generally correct this concern.

1.8L engines may experience excess engine oil consumption. Our technicians tell us updated software is available for the engine control module (ECM) to address this problem.

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A low speed front end crash with driver airbag deployment took out most plastic, sheet metal, right side light, radiator and fan. However, engine, frame, steering all look ok and repairs were all bolt on with no problems, except I have not replaced the air bag yet. I am trying to get it started,...

5spd manual. like a rusty sound at acceleration, step on clutch to shift it goes away. when accelerate into 2nd or 3rd its there. not so much in 4th or 5th gear. what could it be?

The knob is inside the dash column. Can this be fixed by taking dash apart or is this something that would need to be taken to dealership to fix?

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The springs used on the driver's seat adjustment rails can break. As a result the seat many not properly lock in position. In the event of a crash the driver's seat could move, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will inspect the affected seat rails and replace them as necessary.

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.

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I like the Scion for 2 or 3 people. Truck space is a pain. Can't stand a wheel chair up in back. Interior is a little cheap. Gas average is 30 to 34 miles, not to good for the sacrifice of a small car. It is bumpy to ride on rough roads. It is easy to drive and move around. This car would be ideal for a college kid driving to school. We traveled from Florida to Pa. with three 10 to 13 year ...

love this car. no problem with merging or passing. car has good acceleration. everything is within easy reach. only suggestion i would have for this car is that need other interior option color wise for seats. i have 2 dogs and the black cloth seats are a magnet for there hair. will be getting seat covers to help with this. also a telescoping steering wheel would be nice also

Only have 12,000 on it, but so far it is excellent. Great car in city. Few interior changes would be nice, but that is minor. On interstate it is not as good as in city, but it really is not built to be a interstate vehicle when it is designed like a box. It is roomier than it looks an the brakes are good. Would recommend to anyone.

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