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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 miles

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2008 Scion xB lights problems

lights problem

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

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

Jul 012008


  • 0 miles
The reverse lights are only placed on the driver side. There is not a reverse light visible from the passenger side because it does not exist. This has nearly caused me several accidents with pedestrians and vehicles. I have noticed the newer models have fixed this safety hazard and have placed reverse lights on both sides. We are extremely concerned. This definitely needs to be recalled/fixed on these models. I have attempted to contact my dealer and Scion corporate several times with my concerns, with no response.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012008


  • 0 miles
08 Scion head lights are not visible after 75 ft. ( low beams) complete darkness after that limit. Series of crack wind shields all starting at the bottom.

- Laytonsville, MD, USA

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