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NHTSA — Tires Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Scion xB wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152008


  • miles


2005 Scion Xb we have had to put three windshields in, four sets of tires and now the speedometer went out. We just spent two thousand dollars at the dealership, it had to have the seat belts done, the cruise control stuck all the time and we never got recall letters, I went on line. I am so concerned about the safety of my son. There should never be three windshield replacements, we don't know what the deal on this is and we have checked the tires daily. I appreciate the information here.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 232010


  • 24,000 miles
Experienced a flat tire today due to a tire valve stem cracking at the base of my 2005 Scion Xb.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

May 152009


  • 36,000 miles
Two patches on passenger side from tire only seem to be showing wear beyond normal use. First patch is 5 3/8" long by 7/8" wide. Silver metal fibers are sticking out of the patch and some white fibers are seen around the edge of the patch. Patch is oval shaped and located on the outermost tread (part of tread facing away from the car) second patch is 6" long by 1/2" wide with only white fibers showing. No metal is exposed. This patch is located on the inner edge (part facing car/engine) and is oval shaped as well. Whole patch is completely on the outer tread as well. Both patches are in the same relative location on the tire, however one is on the outer tread and one is on the inner tread. The front passenger side tire is the only tire with this problem. Had treadwear measured by an associate at ntb (national tire and battery co.) and all tires have 4/32 worth of tread on them. Alignments and rotations are done "regularly" but do not have the paperwork to prove it. Tires were installed by the manufacturer when car was purchased. Car has 36,000 miles on it. As of now, still driving on the tire, but shopping around to get it replaced soon.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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