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NHTSA — Engine Problems

2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,653 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012013

xB 4-cyl

  • 60 miles

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

My Scion overheated, lost oil pressure due to whatever damage the overheating caused and I've had a low battery charge all this time but none of these problems were indicated by any gauge or light on my dash. Now I have to replace the motor.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 112013

xB 4-cyl

  • 133,246 miles
I own 2005 Scion Xb first incident -Thursday evening 6:30 pm, July 11, 2013 in martinez, California I was driving on the city street at about 25 mph. The car suddenly accelerated by itself to 40-45 mph. I braked (foot brake, hand brake & using gear) before almost hitting the car in front of me. Luckily it stopped with a loud braking noise; I ended up close to the side of the street but still not clear from the traffic lane. I tried to restart and move out of the way but the acceleration sound was horrible and the gear was locked up. I opened the hood and checked the accelerator cable, flipping the spring loaded cable back and forth, and it seemed to be loose on the cable spool. I then re-started the car, but it was still revving very fast, so I turned it off and continued flipping the accelerator cable until it appeared to be tighter. When I re-started it this time it was running normally at reduced rpms about 30 minutes after the incident. I drove back home slowly (one mile away) on the city streets. I drove it slowly to auto shop the next day. Checked by mtz automotive in martinez, California on Friday, July 12, 2013. They found no problem. But I am scared to drive. Do not know what to do. Checking online and found your website.

- Martinez, CA, USA

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