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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,500 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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2008 Scion xB accessories - interior problems

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 102012

xB 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Discovered two wires that tore through the fabric on the back of the drivers seat. These exposed metal wires are sharp and can easily cut somebody if they should rub against them. Something has failed inside the seat. Multiple people have the same issue on a dedicated online forum for this vehicle. Not isolated.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 172009


  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Scion Xb. The contact stated that the rear seats were extremely covered with rust. The contact was concerned that the seats were fatigued and would not hold up in the event of an accident. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the rust was caused by the elements. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer when the complaint was filed. The current mileage was 7,657. The failure mileage was approximately 6,000.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

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