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NHTSA — Steering Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,403 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 steering problems

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2008 Scion xD Owner Comments

problem #3

May 072013

xD 4-cyl

  • 122,210 miles


While driving on any ordinary day my car began making loud noises in the front and made the car feel as though it's jerking when I brake. My husband looked under the car and said he could see a bolt that looks rusty and "the top is gone." I took my car to the Toyota dealership and they confirmed that the #2 control arm bolt head was broken from the left front to lower sub frame. After looking for the part online my search results were mainly other Scion owners who were experiencing the same thing unfortunately.

- Hammond , IN, USA

problem #2

Apr 222013

xD 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
The front lower control arm on 2007-present Toyota yaris and 2008-present Scion Xd have a design flaw. The #2 bolt rusts badly on some vehicle starting from as early as 20000 miles, and some even snaps off and causes the car to lose control while driving. Toyota have issued a tsb to replace the whole control arm with a new design, yet have only extended the warranty to the #2 bolt. The arms are still rusted, and the flawed design still causes the #2 bolt to rust prematurely. This is a serious safety defect and Toyota still refuses to issue a recall.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 132008


  • 0 miles
I own a 2008 Scion Xd (aka corolla hatchback) that has steering problems ever since I bought it new in 2008. The vehicle has electrical powered steering. It is difficult to keep the car in the lane when driving at highway speeds. It tends to wander around in the lane and requires constant monitoring to avoid drifting into other lanes. I am expecting to be pulled over for drunk driving someday. My wife drove it one time and now refuses to drive it. The steering problem has been evident since the day I bought it. Note====> vehicle is Scion Xd <============ (Xd is not available from the drop down menu on the next page !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- La Crescenta, CA, USA

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