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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,525 miles

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2005 Scion xB accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 062006


  • 5,900 miles


My Scion sb has had the rear hatch lock, and lighting with license plate break 5 times, Scion dealer did it first and charged $599. Since then I have bought the parts and did the work myself.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 232010


  • 75,000 miles
Hatch handle, made of flimsy plastic and held on by a couple of screws, broke off. This part, which contains the handle, lock mechanism and the license plate light, gets a lot of use, opening and closing the hatch, and is not very well made for the amount of use it is subjected too.

- Honaunau, HI, USA

problem #2

Apr 102010


  • 55,200 miles
1. driver's side lock intermittently won't open from inside. Neither manually nor pressing the key fob will open. The only way to open the door is from the outside and manually using the handle. I have taken this to 2 Toyota dealers and nothing has been done about it.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 202009


  • 50,000 miles
Rear door latch assembly came completely off, disconnected from car door when engaging latch and pulling up in an attempt to open the rear door.

- New Kent, VA, USA

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