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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 062008


  • 18,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Scion. The contact stated when depressing the brakes, the brake pedal would fall into the floorboard and would feel spongy and soft. In addition, the vehicle was consuming large amounts of engine oil. The dealer was unable to duplicate or locate any failure within the vehicle. The manufacturer confirmed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage 46,000.

- North Chelmsford, MA, USA

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