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NHTSA — Structure Problems

2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,750 miles

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2005 Scion xB body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 102012

xB

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Went to put my groceries away after leaving the store. Lifted on the rear hatch handle and was surprised to find the trunk still closed and the handle still in my hand. Now my license plate lights and my handle to open the trunk are dangling from the rear of my car.

- Cedar Lake, IN, USA

problem #3

Sep 232010

xB

  • 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 202009

xB

  • 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

problem #1

Aug 022005

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Glass roof/sunroof assembly constantly creaks and pops. Taken to dealership and tsb performed, noises went away for approximately 2 weeks and noise returned. Took back to dealership, was informed it needed "lubrication" and it should be fine, noises have returned again. Also, the hatchback always rattles, as recommended by a Scion message board, slightly larger bump stops were purchased, which lessened the rattling, but is still present when going over bumps, sounds like if hatch was not fully closed, but it is. All of the above information is for a Scion tc, option for this vehicle was not available in complaint form so a Scion Xb was selected.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

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