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NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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2009 Scion xB accessories - exterior problems

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2009 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 312010


  • 15,000 miles


I've owned two Scion Xbs (2008 & 2009). In extremely hot or cold weather the car doors occasionally lock themselves (either when the keys remain in the car floor or when I take them w/me when I get out). I've reported this to my Toyota dealer on both cars (when going after a key to unlock the car). Their response is to say such is impossible & they have never heard of any other complaints (I reminded the service rep this was my second visit to him). The latest incident occurred during my return from raleigh during a snow storm. Sixty miles from home I stopped to refuel. I exited the car leaving the keys in the ignition (w/engine off). Upon returning from paying for fuel the car was again locked. Not wanting to brake a window to gain access, I called my son to bring my extra key from home. Thankfully I had a warm gas station in which to wait. While this isn't a gas pedal sticking or failing brakes, it does I believe speak to the over-all safety concerns relating to Toyota as a worldwide manufacturer. Please remember, the Scion is totally manufactured and assembled in Japan (not by the U.S. work force).

- Fairmont, WV, USA

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