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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,500 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

Sep 262011

xB

  • 143,000 miles

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

Driving on an access road, a car stopped suddenly in front of me at low speed, and I stepped on brakes hard and they did not work. Have had acceleration problems in past and reported to dealership. Car was included in the recall of cruise control sticking and acceleration and odometer going out and dashboard. Airbags deployed prematurely and did not inflate fully. Service light sticking preventing inspection until dealership can order part resulting in two traffic violations of no inspection even though presenting documentation of seeking inspection and failed. Replaced part on service bulletin, replaced three windshields having nothing hitting it but cracking anyway, back trunk handle broke, glove compartment broke, seat belt problems, car total loss by insurance company even though front had no damage visible, severe damage to front bumper underneath=six thousand dollar estimate-no transportation now-unsafe car, was loyal Toyota customer but this is not a safe car four sets of tires before forty thousand miles, factory put wrong size on care, private tire company identified problem and tire rims were damaged. This was a rip off car. Bought new-never again.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #1

May 272005

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The brake system (not ABS) failed. She was not getting a warning sign when the brakes were going bad. Dealership and the manufacturer said that it was normal wear and tear. The brakes went out at 12,000 miles.

- Bethelem, PA, USA

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