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NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,271 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.

2008 Scion xB body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 152015

xB

  • 159,465 miles

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

Scion vehicle was hit in an accident by another car on 1/15/2015. Vehicle that hit Scion failed to stop for a red signal and collided into Scion hitting first the right front corner of passenger side, then hit again head on. Air bags did not deploy. We have 2 witnesses that saw the accident and all witnesses including the police officer noticed the air bag was not deployed. Police report: [xxx] police information: (240) 773-6200; officer [xxx]- montgomery county police department location: Montgomer county, md information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Damascus, MD, USA

problem #4

May 272014

xB 4-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
I was behind a pickup truck in a left turn lane.the truck turned and hit a motorcycle which then hit my bumper, left front wheel, drivers door, left passenger door, left rear wheel and left rear quarter panel. $5700 damage. Not one air bag deployed. I suffered concussion with vision loss in my left eye and a herniated disc in my neck from the whiplash.the motorcycle was moving at traffic speed. I was stopped.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 022013

xB 4-cyl

  • 53,890 miles
Strip of plastic molding on exterior roof rack, passenger side, fell out sometime during travels.

- Lyndhurst, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 292012

xB

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Scion Xb. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the front hood flew open and struck the roof of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and advised the contact that they would send an inspector to further assess the failure. The failure mileage was 86,000.

- Monroe, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 012009

xB

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Scion Xb. The contact stated that there was a leak in the rear floorboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis however, the cause of the leak was not identified. The manufacturer was notified and advised the contact to return the vehicle to the dealer for further inspection. The vehicle was returned to the dealer but the cause of the leak was still not identified. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least five times with no remedy. In addition, mold began to grow in the vehicle and emit an offensively strong and distasteful odor. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable. The current mileage was 35,000.

- Ellington, MO, USA

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