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NHTSA — Traction Control System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,500 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.

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

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 202016


  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Scion Xb. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the traction control monitor and the brake warning lights remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to be repaired but the details were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000. The VIN was not available.

- Garfield Heights, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 032012


  • 42,000 miles
At random times all of the traction control lights, brake lights and other lights on the dash illuminate. It also seems to get harder to steer the vehicle. I have been told it is a wheel speed sensor and drum that needs to be replaced and possibly an axle or spindle. For a car bought new in 2008 with only 42,000 miles the manufacturer should stand behind the product. I am concerned of the safety of driving this vehicle and having a wheel come off. The dealer wants a bunch of money to fix it. Unhappy Toyota owner.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #2

Jan 282011

xB 4-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
1. driving on snow covered roads + salt several times + low temps lower then 30F 2. ABS+trac+vsc+brake trouble indicator all come on with the vsc light blinking, this occurs after snowfall and the roads being salted. Loss of traction control, vehicle stability control, anti lock brakes, and electronic brake distribution. Causing the car to loose all active safety features. 3. anti-lock electric connectors were removed cleaned with electronic cleaner and brushed to remove significant corrosion from the ABS sensor and plug. This hars resolved the problem for the moment.

- Medford, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 012010


  • 53,000 miles
Dashboard warning light for brakes, ABS, and tcs light up randomly so the driver cannot determine if there is a problem with the brakes or it is a false warning. The car was examined by don joseph Toyota/Scion in kent, Ohio on March 1, 2010. They said the right rear sensor was malfunctioning and it would cost approximately $700 to repair it because the car has 53,000 miles on it and is out of warranty. This failure has been occurring intermittently for one month.

- Hudson, OH, USA

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