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NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,135 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.

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2006 Scion xB miscellaneous problems

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2006 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 162016


  • 38,000 miles


Fifth door opening lever broke

- Canoga Park, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 222015


  • 32,000 miles
Wife was driving home hit a parked car driving at 25mph. No air bag was deployed, suffered brusing to chest and stomach

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #5

May 162007

xB 4-cyl

  • miles
Hello to whom it may concern: This has happened twice first time it was fixed they (dealer) never explained just what they fixed, second it happened again both times it broke upon opening they(dealer) the second time wanted 285 bucks to repair it appears to be just simple clips that broke? this is clearly safety related for emergency exit if locks fail or airbags fail to deploy or even if the bags deploy the electrical component(s) may have a system failure and exiting out through the rear or even doing an emergency evac if there is a engine fire opening from the outside is more than likely not possible even if it's possible how about break ins" I have a question any mandates for repairs at dealer cost of the rear door latch handle and lock"

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 082011

xB 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


A rock went thru my grille stright into the air condition compressor. Although not a safety issue, this same thing happened to my granddaughter who lives in another state. The repair costs are around $700 I believe there are more of us out there and that the grille is an unsafe issue for my car.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 272011


  • 39,045 miles
I was driving very slowly in a parking lot and had braked at a 3 way. I turned slowly with my foot gently on the gas pedal to go into a parking space and the car suddenly accelerated and went into the abutment of the parking space. I was able to brake.

- Westport, CT, USA

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problem #2

Nov 122009


  • 79,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Scion Xb. The vehicle was parked when the contact observed the vapor canister located above the rear axle failed, due moisture coming from the filler tube. The manufacturer and dealer stated there was no recall related to the failure or warranty. The failure mileage was 79,900.

- Cathlamet, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 252008

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Jan 24 2006 I was driving to work (around 45 mph) in my 2006 Toyota Scion and my windshield started to crack. I pulled over to see if it was cracking because of some type of impact (say a rock), or just looking to see what was happening. And at the time I did not see anything but the 6-7 inch cracking of my windshield. I came to work and asked other people to look and they did not see any type of debris damage. I called the Toyota dealer were I purchased it...and then told me to bring it in. Jan 25 2006 I took my Toyota in, and they informed me that the crack (and continuously cracking still today) was caused by impact of a stone (or something) and my warranty would not cover it. I explained that there was no way the windshield should crack like that, and if it was not a stress crack--then the windshield is defective. [I mean were the safety--what if I as in an accident]. they sent me on my way and recommended that I get it fixed. I asked if it was safe to drive and they told me yes. So I came to work. I was looking online...only to discover that I am not alone...that this seems to be a problem with a lot of 2006 Toyota Scion...and I found this web site.

- Clairton, PA, USA

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