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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems

5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,154 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012008

xB

  • 15,000 miles

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

Accelerated (took off) while driving at highway speed (5 incidences)...originally I thought it was a problem with my aftermarket cruise control. I called dealership and reported that they should not recommend aftermarket cruise at the time...they claimed no other problems. After 2nd incidence cruise control was replaced by installer and he called the company...none was familiar with the problem on my cruise module (he showed me how to disconnect cruise under the hood since current still runs through mechanism since cruise was in off position during 2nd incident)...the problem then happened again (3 times in same day on way to airport)with new cruise mechanism. No problems in last 2 years, but it's a daily gamble...now I have to wonder if the cruise was ever even part of the equation in the problem with all the accelerator and other problems I've read online. I checked with the dealership again this year and they deny any problem with Scion accelerators or brake not depressing (it always felt like my brake and gas were fighting like if you 2 footed in a manual equally, but I own a automatic...it's very scary).

- Lathrop, MO, USA

problem #3

Mar 192010

xB

  • 51,618 miles
Today, 3/19/10 at around 9:30 a.M. I was driving my 2006 Toyota Scion home from the dentists office. Nearing the top of a hill my throttle stuck in the full position and the brake pedal failed to depress. I put the transmission in neutral, the engine revved at high speed, I returned the transmission to drive and the problem persisted. I repeated the gear change and the second time the engine and transmission respond properly. I called my local Toyota dealer who offered no help unless I can repeat the problem. P.S. I am (and have been) a state licensed vehicle safety & emissions inspector (MA)by profession. Prior to this I was a state licensed mechanic & vehicle emissions inspector (ca).

- Monson, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 162005

xB 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Depressing brake pedal quickly to take a turn actual brake response delayed missed corner.

- N Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #1

May 182006

xB 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,000 miles
Depressing brake pedal quickly to take a turn actual brake response delayed missed corner. This occurred two times.

- N Dartmouth, MA, USA

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