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NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems

4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 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.

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2009 Scion xD brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Scion xD Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 112014

xD

  • 26,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 2009 Scion Xd with only 26,000 and a clean title. The vehicle would not accelerate over 40 mph which nearly got me in a major accident on the freeway. Turns out the water pump was the culprit and Scion would not acknowledge the faulty pump despite countless complaints against it. After paying for a new water pump to be installed, I noticed something from the undercarriage hitting the road while driving at 40 mph. The noise got worse and worse and a something came out and flew off the car, nearly hitting the vehicle driving behind me and caused them to swerve. I immediately pulled over. Plastic and rubber parts from near the wheel well were mangled and falling off the vehicle. I took it to a mechanic who said the cheap plastic and fasteners were poorly constructed and attached to close to the brakes which cause them to become destroyed every time I made sharp turns. In addition to this, after solving the problem, it happened again on the freeway the very next day, except on the passenger side. Scion will not take responsibility for poor construction and cheap parts that could have gotten someone killed.

- San Jacinto, CA, USA

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