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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,500 miles

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2006 Scion xA seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Scion xA Owner Comments

problem #2

May 172016


  • 195,000 miles


Is my car safe?

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092014


  • miles
I was alone, preparing to get on the turnpike access road when a car/van hit the right front passenger side of my car. Details of the accident were recorded many hours after the crash. I was never asked to provide details. My car rolled over twice down a steep-angled but shallow embankment and then righted itself upright. My seatbelt was fastened and snugged but at no time did the retaining function engage.the seatbelt functioned like a bunji cord. And the airbags (neither front airbag) deployed until many minutes after the crash, as I was sliding across the front seat and console as I began to exit the passenger side. I was and am still injured, have lost much use of my left wrist and hand, suffered a blow to the back of my head which temporarily left me deaf. I still have severe contusions of the left and right legs, and abdomen both externally and on the inside of the abdominal wall.

- Miami, FL, USA

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