NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Cruise Control Problems


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

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2006 Scion xB engine problems

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2006 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 192006

xB 4-cyl

  • 1,100 miles


The cruise control does not respond to the on/off reset button being pushed. The events leading up to the failure are difficult to describe because the failure occurs randomly when I am driving on the expressway and engage the cruise control. Once engaged the cruise control does not respond to the on/off button and on at least one occasion the car had to be turned off twice to get the device to reset. We contacted aftermarket quality accessories that installed the cruise control and the dealer kerry Toyota Scion of florence where we bought the car. We were told by aqa there is nothing wrong with the cruise control. The cruise control continues to be a problem with the most recent incident occurring on 12/11/10. We learned through a search of the internet that there was a recall on this cruise control on the 2006 Scion Xb but we were told that recall applied only to factory installed cruise controls. The cruise control on our car is a rostra model and was installed at the dealership prior to our taking possession of the car. The consumer discovered a recall had been issued regarding the cruise control. When the consumer arrived at the dealer, he was informed the recall only pertained to cruise controls that were installed at the factory. Updated IVOQ 02/18/11 updated IVOQ 03/18/11

- Newport, KY, USA

problem #1

Sep 012007

xB 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Scion Xb. While driving approximately 20 to 50 mph, the headlights dimmed and visibility was reduced. The lights would illuminate again moments later. While driving 30 mph uphill, the vehicle accelerated to 60 mph. The brakes were applied, but would not function unless they were engaged at a rapid pace. Occasionally the engine shuts off, the front end shakes while driving 20-50 mph, and the cruise control switch failed to engage. The vehicle continued to burn an excessive amount of fuel after the oil was changed and the check engine light illuminated. The radio failed and the dealer stated that they would replace it when the parts arrive. The mechanic stated that the back of the bumper was split, which caused it to fall off of the vehicle. The dealer also offered her $14,000 for the vehicle only if she paid them $5,000. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure; however, they stated that the failures were electrical. The failure mileage was 400 and current mileage was 12,000. Updated 02-14-08.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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