really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25 miles

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2005 Scion xB miscellaneous problems

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2005 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 272015


  • miles


I drive a 2005 Scion Xb, about two weeks ago the back hatch handle broke of, where the light shine to the license plate. I know that there was a recall on the handle like three years ago... I called Toyota to see if the recall was expired, they don't see a recall ever been done. I do see this as a safety do to lighting and electrical. I know this has been an issue with other Scion like the one I have. Some did get a recall and got fixed.

- Merced , CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012005

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
Passenger side front seat belt (may apply to rear belts as well) retractor does not function properly. The belts appear to have a limit set on them that is too short for the vehicle configuration. A simple act such as leaning forward slightly in the passenger seat to open the glove box can cause the seat belt to limit up and begin it's lock down. It then begins to ratchet backwards and will not give in the forward direction at all. If the passenger leans back it tightens further, and becomes difficult to disengage from the latch mechanism. The only option if the limit is accidentally reached is to undo the seat belt, let it all the way back, and pull it out again. My wife and I often find ourselves having to do it while on the freeway or in other situations where the vehicle is in motion, because of the ratcheting action. This is completely unacceptable. The driver's belt is the only one that seems to function properly without this limit and ratchet back system. Driver's side has no issues for the same person doing actions that may reach even further than the passenger might normally do. Also, paint very easily chips and scratches. Leaning against the car too hard, or accidentally running a fingernail on it causes severe white scratches to appear on my dark red Scion Xb.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

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