Scion Repair and Maintenance

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

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Scion Problems

Water Leak Due to Plugged AC Drain

The AC evaporator drain hose may become dislodged and cause a water leak on the passenger floor.

CEL - Error Code 420: Catalytic Converter

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Problem: Diagnostic Showed Error Code 420: "Catalytic Converter Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
Solution: Free Replacement by Dealer Under California 7yr/70k or Federal 8yr/80k Warranty Covering Emissions Parts

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

Will adding a cold air intake affect my warrenty? (1 answer)

I want to enhance the performance of my vehicle. I am currently under a 3 yr warranty. Would swapping my stock intake with a after market intake void my warranty?

Can I still get parts for this car? Its been discontinued! (1 answer)

Scion has been discontinued now. Does this mean they wont be supporting the car anymore? What happens once my warrenty runs out?

How do I manage rollback? (1 answer)

My car rollsback a lot worse than any other automatic car i've seen. It's like it's a manual. How do I help prevent this?

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Scion Recalls

Load Rating Label Inaccurate After Accessory Installation

The vehicle certification label may have the incorrect load carrying capacity listed on it. Toyota will provide owners with a corrected label, and dealers will aid in installation if necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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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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