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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Scion xB brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012008


  • 55,000 miles


Several lights turn on console due to technical recall. Dealership did not fix issue due to lights not being on. I've taken to 2 other mechanics who said take car to dealership. Car was close on (and now out of ) warranty. This seems to be a common issue as I looked on many sites in regards to 2005 Scion Xb's and found many other complaints. The lights will turn off after ignition is restarted numerous times, therefore removing the data from the computer. Trac control, check engine, you can feel the car shutter and trying to catch.

- Fort Thomas, KY, USA

problem #1

Sep 012007

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
Vehicle stability control; traction control; check engine have all lit up. This first occurred in September 2007 the dealership had my car for almost 2 weeks before they "fixed it" by replacing something with my cam shaft? they stated it was under warranty because of a recall. January 1, 2008 the lights all reappeared, I brought it back and was told that nothing could be found wrong and that the lights reset themselves. Now February 13, 2008 the lights have come back on again accompanied by a very loud squealing coming from my steering.

- Johnsonville, NY, USA

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