really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,912 miles

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2006 Scion xB steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 042016


  • 73,000 miles


The contact owned a 2006 Scion Xb. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle veered to the right and left. The contact crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a mountain side. The air bags deployed. The contact sustained a fractured breast bone and ribs that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed and not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000. Updated 09/29/16

- Tide Water, OR, USA

problem #2

Aug 242014

xB 4-cyl

  • 97,135 miles
Was leaving the house, got in car, started engine, put my foot on the brake then put the gear shift into reverse and proceeded to pull out of garage when all of a sudden for no reason whatsoever the car just took off on its own too fast, while my foot was still on the brake, the car accelerated too quickly and I nearly crashed into the neighbor's garage door.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 302014


  • 147,602 miles
My 2008 Scion Xb lost power steering as I was driving it. Fortunately, I was able to pull the vehicle over without any creating an accident. After having the vehicle repaired, I was informed that the electronic steering control unit failed without any notice. This is a very serious safety issue that needs attention before someone gets killed!

- Saugus, MA, USA

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