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NHTSA — Power Train Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2008 Scion xB drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #1

May 102010

xB 4-cyl

  • miles


Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) hello, my name is[xxx], I live in [xxx]and I am experiencing vehicle trouble. This is a model of a 2008 Toyota Scion Xb. Well, as I speak right now my vehicle has 49,409 miles and it is still sitting in their shop since 05/10/2010 for the transmission to be replaced. They thought it was a sensor problem but then they told me that my vehicle is having already a transmissions problem. I brought my vehicle to them on 05/09/2010 because I was driving on a 30/45 mph lane and it starting to vibrate pretty unusual. The next day the service department called me and said that they did not hear anything wrong with the vehicle so then I took it back left on my way out. Well, the next day it started to occur again and this time, the vibration was much heavier. So, I took it back to the same person that I've have dealt with on this issue. I had explained to him that the issue is not fixed. I explained to him that "I still feel the vibration on my vehicle you need to test drive it yourself so you'll know what I am trying to explain". well the guy did test drive it and of course he did describe it that it is an unusual noise that the Scion Xb is doing. He also indicated to me that it is too soon for this vehicle to be having a transmission issue. So they will have their Toyota technicians guys to take a look at it. And the 3 weeks are almost here and my car it is still sitting in their shop to be fixed. Now, the big question is " will this car be safe for me to drive with my family on the highway" yes, they are changing the transmissions but what will happen if this transmission breaks down on me 1 year from now or even months from now. I will really be worried especially when I am with my children. Can you please help me with some suggestions or any tips that I need to do" I feel very unsafe now that this vehicle it is not going to be safe. Updated 07/06/10. Updated 07/09/10.

- Manassas, VA, USA

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