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NHTSA — Equipment: Air Conditioner Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 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.

2006 Scion xB AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2006 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #1

May 182006

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


Due to the upright position of the windshield a small rock can cause stars which lead to multiple leader cracks. Due to grill design and position of A/C condenser a small rock can puncture causing a leak and require replacement costs of up to $1100 on a 4 month old car. Toyota needs to realize that their design has major flaws with positioning. Unfortunately, rocks are everywhere and if you drive any at all on the freeway you are surely going to encounter some.

- Dickinson, TX, USA

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