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NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Problems

2006 Scion xB (Page 3 of 5)

5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,085 miles

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2006 Scion xB windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Scion xB Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #53

Feb 142008

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

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

In the last four months I have developed three unrelated cracks in the windshield. The first one I had repaired. The second, a much larger crack, developed on the other side of the windshield two months later. I then had the whole windshield replaced. After about one month with the new windshield a new large crack has developed.

- Cumberland, RI, USA

problem #52

Jul 012007

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought my 2006 Scion Xb new. Sitting in my driveway one morning I got in and closed the door. My windshield cracked. I had not started the car yet, just closed the door, and not hard. My car was parked on a slope, perhaps 6 degrees. The crack was on the lower driver's side corner about 5 inches from the bottom and only a few inches long. Over the next few weeks it grew and turned down connecting with the bottom edge. Now the same windshield has sprouted another crack. I just returned from the dealership, kearny mesa Toyota (92111) where they told me there was nothing they could do, that the glass was impacted by rocks. The manager came out with his ballpoint pen and traced the crack. When he found no impact crater he made a chip by running his pen crosswise to the crack, which made a small star chip that looks like a impact mark. He told me this is not under warranty and that it would cost me 700 to 900 to fix my car. I am still driving with a broken windshield.

- San Deigo, CA, USA

problem #51

Feb 052008

xB

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield cracking in several places.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #50

Feb 042008

xB 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,000 miles

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

Windshield breaks for no reason, seems there must be a problem with the frame area that causes the windshield to break with temperature changes.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #49

Jan 262008

xB

  • Manual transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Windshield developed a crack without being struck by road debris.

- Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

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problem #48

Jan 232008

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,890 miles
Windshield cracked at the top behind the rearview mirror. It went down from the top of the windshield 6 inches then turned to the right and went 13 inches before stopping. I have seen two other Scion on the road that are cracked in the exact same spot.

- Edgerton, KS, USA

problem #47

Jan 282008

xB 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,000 miles

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

There was a crack in the windshield behind the rearview mirror in the morning when I went out, it has spread downward and across the center over the past two days.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #46

Jan 282008

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
I bought a used '06 Scion Xb in Aug. '07 & w/in a week my windshield(ws) was leaking bigtime. There were no cracks & the carfax report came back clean w/ no prior accidents. I called the dealer & since it was under warranty they had a local ws co. Replace the ws. That weekend I washed my car & noticed water running down the inside of the ws again by the rearview mirror. Still no obvious reason of why it should be leaking. I was extremely concerned about electrical issues w/ the water & the fact that I live in portland which meant lots of rain. I called the dealer again & this time I asked for another co. To replace the glass, thinking the other co. Had just done a bad job. After the 2nd time of fixing it I thought everything was fine until I noticed loud popping & cracking noises while driving. A couple of the pops were so loud it scared me because it sounded like the whole ws cracked, but there were no visible cracks. Just in case I was hearing things, I had my husband ride along & he heard the same noises. A week or two later, I noticed that when the ws was fogging there were stream lines from water on the left inside and I knew those shouldn't be there because the last co. Had put in a brand new ws. Later, I finally noticed water dripping in the same spot & I knew it was leaking again. Frustrated & not wanting to deal w/ it, I continued to drive the car with a leaky ws for about week, until I went through a car wash & noticed a strong stream of water running down the left inside of the ws inside the car. The following Monday (today) I called the dealership. I'm taking the car in tonight. I'm suggesting, some sort of extra strength seal & possibly a sway bar to stabilize the vehicle more. If this doesn't work then I want to trade it in for a newer Xb or possibly something else. My warranty is only for 100,000 miles & I'm half way there & I don't want to get to the point where I have to start paying to replace any of this when it is obviously a flaw with the car.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #45

Jan 272008

xB

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I am currently on my second Scion Xb and have had significant windshield problems. With my current Xb I have had approx. 8 cracks over the last 6 months. I had the first two chips repaired through my insurance company. However the third crack went across 50% of the windshield. Shortly after I recieved another crack parallel to the first, also covering approx. 50% of my windshield. Now I have got two new chips. I travel different routes to include the interstate, country roads, and city roads. I have even recieved cracks in various states.

- Deatsville, AL, USA

problem #44

Jan 242008

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
I have a 2006 Scion Xb and I love the car. For no apparent reason the windshield cracked from the top passenger side the crack started today. It is started at the top of the window at the trim and is moving down to the mid line of the window turning toward the driverside.

- Lathrop, MO, USA

problem #43

Jan 232008

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Cracked windshield behind mirror, no none cause. Crack about 10 inch curves towards driver side.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #42

Nov 152007

xB 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,000 miles
In mid-November 2007 I got a spontaneous crack in my windshield while running at approximately 70 mph on I-94 in western Michigan. This crack runs from under the rubber near the rear view mirror, then down and to the right. It showed up as a 5 inch crack. It is now 15 inches long. Three days later a small rock hit the windshield in the lower right part of the windshield. Within a few hours, the small crack became a multifaceted spiderweb of cracks. Over time, some of the cracks grow when the car is just sitting there.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #41

Dec 312007

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
While driving in Ohio on vacation we noticed the beginning of a line crack in the windshield. It started in the middle of the windshield at the point where the glass met the frame, exactly over the rear mirror. As we drove, it traveled downward and curved toward the driver's side. We checked and found no apparent chip from any road debri, nor had we heard anything.

- Oak Park, MI, USA

problem #40

Jan 022008

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,500 miles
I own a 2006 Scion Xb. I noticed an L shaped crack in my windshield the morning of Jan.2, 2008. The crack starts at the middle top of the windshield behind the rear view mirror. I have owed the car for 1.5 years. The night before there was no crack. The crack seems to be internal in the glass. There are no external cracks on the glass inside and out. There was no event that led to the cracking. It just appeared. The dealership where I bought the car will not replace the glass. Many people have complained of a similar crack in these cars.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #39

Dec 292007

xB

  • miles
The windshield of my 2006 Xb cracked on 12.29.07 while driving on the highway after a stone hit it. However, this is the second time I'll be replacing the windshield. The first time, last summer, there was no impact; there was an L-shaped crack behind the rearview mirror one morning. Based on your own complaint database and numerous postings on www.edmunds.com, Xb owners have had similar problems with windshields.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #38

Dec 102007

xB

  • miles
I have had my Xb for over a year, and the only problem I have is the windsheild. I have two cracks that started out of nowhere. I don't know what to do to prevent them from cracking.

- Stephenville, TX, USA

problem #37

Dec 232007

xB

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought my 2006 Scion Xb brand new in December of 2006. I've only owned my car for 1 year, but I've had 4 windshield cracks/chips. The first occurred the 2nd week of having my car. A rock hit the windshield in the middle and caused a chip, I immediately had novus stop it before it turned into a bigger problem. I had no problems through the summer and lived with a chip windshield. Then a couple of months ago another rock hit the edge of my windshield (where the frame of the car is behind the glass) and the crack immediately spread to being about 12 inches long. I placed a claim with my insurance company and had the windshield replaced with Toyota manufactured glass about a week later. A couple of weeks ago, my windshield cracked again, with no cause or rock damage noticed. The crack grew quickly and is about 15 inches long. I called the insurance company and the people who replaced my windshield. I also did a bit of research and found out that the windshield is apparently cursed because owners everywhere are having the same problem. And now I have a second 15 inch crack on the same windshield. I'm waiting for the original Toyota manufactured glass to come in (so that Toyota is still responsible when I have to replace it a third time) and then I'll have it replaced. 4 cracks in less than a year... seems like there could be a serious problem with this windshield.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #36

Dec 272006

xB 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 21,000 miles
My windshield suddenly has a crack going all the way across my windshield nothing has hit my windshield, the crack has started from the edge of the windshield and I have talked with other 2006 Scion owners that it has happened to. I need to be advised on what to do.

- Sevierville, TN, USA

problem #35

Aug 262006

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
2006 Toyota Scion Xb cracked windshield....no apparent reason.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #34

Dec 192007

xB 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The was being driven under routine circumstances, to work. The windshield has cracked twice (2) due to stress. And the dealer has replaced it once, will consider it a second time. The parts being used are the same but the windshield cracked a second time.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

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