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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Electric Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,333 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 212011

xB 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


Vehicle brake, ABS, vsc, traction control lights on dash. Intermittent during winter for a few weeks, then all lights on solid. There seems to be a known wheel speed sensor problem on these cars, but no recall or extended warranty period. I bought my car used, and thus did not know that the car was out of warranty by 6 weeks when I took it to the dealer for service, even though it was not out of warranty by mileage. Dealer refused to even diagnose the problem without being paid. There should be some leeway for known problems, especially concerning the brakes, but not with this company and dealer.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #2

Jan 282011

xB 4-cyl

  • 45,999 miles
2008 Scion Xb - brake, vsc & ABS warning lights all coming on together and then going off intermittently while driving - when driving in rain or snow I feel like I may lose control.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 172009


  • 10,000 miles
My 2008 Scion tc has been having braking problems since I bought it in 2007. The brake is slow to stop the vehicle, and I have many times been in a situation where my car crossed over the stopping lines at the intersections. Every time the problem occurred, I was panic and terrified because I pressed hard on the braking pedal but it did not immediately stop the vehicle. The problem is worse when it is raining. When I pressed hard on the braking pedal to stop the vehicle, the brake seemed to touch the road. I could feel something in the braking system crashing on the road until I stop pressing the braking pedal. I have driven many different cars, and they did not have braking problems I my Scion tc has.

- Claremont, CA, USA

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