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NHTSA — Parking Brake Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,000 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.

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.

2008 Scion xD brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Scion xD Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 152010


  • miles


The brakes, not sure if they are the regular brakes or E-brakes, on my '08 Scion Xd, get stuck, locked, frozen when temp's dip below about 23 degree Fahrenheit. I live in Chicago so this is a very annoying and dangerous problem in winter. Back of car, brakes get stuck and will pull the rest of car. My car after, successfully freeing them one cold morning, going to a shop to get them inspected restuck in a busy intersection a mile from my home, making my car stall out in middle of intersection making for very nervous moment, once restarted, car barely went backward where I could go get them unstuck again. Found a web forum for this exact problem tonight, where I found I'm far from alone, it's a widespread problem. My car will not even get out of parked location tonight. Here is the link...., I brought my car to Toyota dealership to get recall work of the PCV affecting brakes work done, at time, dealership claimed they didn't know anything about this other problem and couldn't recreate T, but when I got laundry list of things that need to be done after that service work, they did mention new cabling would be needed to fix the stuck brakes in cold morning problem, so to me, that says they know about the problem because they know what will fix it! finding the forum tonight makes perfect sense why they know of this problem, and mention it to me at end of service. This should be a recalled defect, it's very serious, it's manufacture defect, it's very dangerous and Toyota is charging an arm and leg for the fix, > 600 dollars was their quote...... please help, this is another Toyota brake problem, it just hasn't been specifically singled out for some reason and they are playing dumb to it up front but quietly know of it and the fix, please help us out, again, thanks.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 042009


  • 62,000 miles
I have a 2008 Toyota Scion Xd. Prior to finding out about the recall for the ABS system, my ABS light indicator on the dash board came an along with my parking brake light. While driving I was coming to a stop sign, the ABS and brake light shut off. When I tried to apply my brakes the ABS brakes kicked in and wouldn't allow me to stop my vehicle before I came to the intersection! I released my foot from the brakes, then re applied the brakes. I was finally able to stop. I had the recall repair performed on my car January 2010, but the problem still persists. The ABS indicator light still remains on, and when it shuts off the ABS brakes activate causing my car to be out of my control.

- Houlton, ME, USA

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