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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,699 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

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2005 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #9

May 062013

xB 4-cyl Diesel

  • 140,000 miles

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

I was driving my 2005 Scion Xb. As I slowed down to stop my car accelerated right through the stop sign across the highway and into a barbwire fence.. when I applied the brakes the engine accelerated. The vehicle stability control; traction control; check engine all lit up.I got the car started, but it ran hot and started smoking and would not hold speed.

- Franklin, NC, USA

problem #8

Apr 262010

xB

  • 80,000 miles
Driving about 4 miles an hour, the accelerator over powered the brake system. RPM's where maxed even after the initial collision. With foot on the brakes and in park, the vehicle moved forward another 3 -4 feet to hit the same car again. The car will still move with the E-brake operated and full force on the brake pedal.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 282005

xB

  • 11 miles
My accelerator stuck while I was in traffic. I was going 55mph and slowed to 30 due to traffic. When I slowed the engine reved. I turned off the engine after putting the car in neutral. I turned the car back on and it kept reving. I turned off the engine again and it reset. I had the cruise control on but not engaged. I took the car into the local Toyota service center and they checked out the car and told me they could find nothing. That was 9/28/2005.

- Newport, KY, USA

problem #6

Mar 242010

xB

  • 48,777 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Scion Xb. While driving in reverse at an unknown speed, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into another vehicle and a tree. The contact suffered personal injuries.the police was called to the scene of the accident and a police report was filed. The failure and current mileages were 48,777.

- Mount Pleasant, NC, USA

problem #5

Feb 122010

xB

  • 62,000 miles
My Scion Xb is infrequently accelerating and lunging forward for no apparent reason from both a stationery position as well as while moving on the highway.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #4

Nov 242009

xB

  • 40,000 miles
While entering a freeway with full acceleration the gas pedal stuck. The car was out of control and after applying the brakes put it in neutral it finally unstuck. Scion Xb 2005 soon after this happened all the warning lights came on (service engine brake light etc. Took it to the dealer and they replaced a computer. I do not know if the problem was due to the computer failure but it did happen at approximately the same time.

- Bastrop, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 052008

xB

  • 65,000 miles

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

I was driving my 2005 Scion Xb to my office. As I slowed down and turned into a parking space when I applied the brakes the engine accelerated to 3000 rpms jumped the curb and ran into the back of the building. When I reported these facts to a Toyota dealer they said they have never heard of a car doing that and it must have been a mistake on my part. Since the repair of the car in a period of two years the engine has done this four other times the repair people say they can't fix it unless it happens when they are working on the car. I believe the problem is in the electronic controls for the accelerator. I get no response from Toyota.

- Portales, NM, USA

problem #2

Jun 202006

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,500 miles
On four different occurrences (6/2005 and 8/2005, 6/20,2006 and 6/23, 2006) while driving and approaching a stoplight, the car revved up and lunged forward. Car was brought to the dealership on July 3, 2006 and they could find nothing wrong.

- Plainville, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 042005

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On, 4 Jan 2006, my daughter was driving a Toyota Scion Xb, 2005. She attempted to stop behind a vehicle that has stopped at a yield sign. She could not stop because the throttle had stuck. She ran into another vehicle, damaging her front end.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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