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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,500 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.

2010 Scion xB brakes problems

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2010 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #4

May 092014


  • 68,000 miles


While pulling into my driveway my accelerator suddenly surged forward into a brick plantar box, I was able to stop the vehicle with the brakes and emergency hand brake, although the gas pedal has always been sensitive the surge of acceleration has not been this excessive until now. Toyota states there has not been any claims on this vehicle...

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 142011


  • miles
The first time my brakes stopped working was in the endings of may of 2010, I was in a bumpy road going about 45 mph. I was nearing a stop sign and my brakes would not work. The brake pedal would touch the floor until I received signals that it was working. It did this about 3-4 times. I took my car in that same day and nothing was found to be wrong. Six months later, this same incident happened again. But this time I was in a traffic area and people around. My brakes would not work, they were again doing the same thing. I contacted a specialist from Toyota Scion and he came a week later and inspected my car and found nothing wrong. But he did actually do something about it, which was great. He replaced my brake cylinder. So after this second time I thought it wouldn't happened again. But it was a much shorter time frame than the last 2. the third time was on February 14, 2011, only 3 months from the 2nd, . now I just don't feel safe driving my vehicle. I have a child, and a little sister that often ride with me. I don't want there to be a bad accident where I wont be able to brake at all. Not only that, but my brakes shouldn't be doing this in the first place.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012009


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Scion Xb. The contact stated that the brakes felt very loose and that the rotors over heated at 5,000 miles. When the failure occurred it forced the contact to increase the stopping distance. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. The dealer resurfaced the rotors; however, the failure was not corrected. The rotors continued to overheat and the brakes made a loud squeaking noise. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 18,812.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

May 102010


  • 13,000 miles
Brake pedal feels spongy. It feels like there is air inside the hydraulic system. The car takes longer to stop time to time. The braking is inconsistent. This is a very big safety problem in this car.

- Houston, TX, USA

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