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NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Problems

5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,390 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 152008

xB

  • miles

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

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 #8

Oct 182005

xB

  • 6 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Scion Xb. The contact stated there were approximately 100 small fractures and chips in the front windshield as well as four larger, dime-sized chips. The insurance company advised they would not replace any defect that was not in the contact's line of sight.the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The contact stated the failure has existed since the date of purchase. The failure mileage was 6 and the current mileage was 99,000.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #7

Mar 312008

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Spontaneous crack on windshield of my Xb Scion. It has been cracked out of my field of vision for over a year, and then just a few weeks back it crack all the way across!

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #6

Feb 152008

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

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

My 2005 Toyota Scion Xb experienced a sudden and unexpected cracked windshield without any apparent cause. I noticed this is a common failure due to many complaints recorded on this website: townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.F0E5312/30.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 032007

xB

  • miles
My windshield inexplicably cracked.

- Pomona, CA, USA

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problem #4

May 072007

xB

  • miles
Windshield crack. Twice!

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 102005

xB

  • miles

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

The windshield in my vehicle is not very good. In the first two weeks it cracked and soon after I had another crack. I did not hear any hit on my windshield while driving. I think that it is the way the vehicle is built. I have heard the same complaint from other car owners so I thought I would voice me concern here. Thank you

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012007

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,500 miles
I am now forced to replace my windshield for the third time on my Scion Xb 05'. every time it starts out with a tiny chip that leads to a crack that spreads quickly. The design of the car and the angle of the glass contribute to this problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 092007

xB

  • miles
We have a 2005 Scion Xb we have had to have the windshield replaced twice so far due to cracks caused by rocks. In addition we have had to have chips repaired several times. I have heard that this seems to be a common issue with Scion Xb's but even though Scion is no help. In all my years of having cars I have never had any type of problem like this and have never had to have a windsheild replaced. This car seems like you have to replace a windshield like you replace your oil !! I have contacted Scion with no luck or no remendy.

- Pittston, ME, USA

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