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NHTSA — Steering: Column Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #1

May 102006

xB 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,500 miles

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

Bought new 2006 Toyota Xb Feb 14 2006 May 10 steering column froze....while making turn. Hit curb...called Toyota they sent a national rep to dealership...looked at car and said "driver fault... nothing wrong with Toyota... so we had the car fixed with our insurance... the car was fixed $1000 deductible and state farm was stuck with $6500 Toyota said" car is running great" drove for 3 day's... column froze again I was following behind my son, saw what was happening and drove my car in between traffic to block him from being hit.... it could have been really bad. They took the car back to the dealer... now they want to replace the entire steering column... sending another Toyota rep... who can't get here for 2 weeks.... the car was only $17,000 to start with barely has 4,000 miles... when the tow truck driver came... he said a week ago he wouldn't have believed it was possible... now he has heard this story before.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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