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2006 Scion xB (Page 3 of 3)


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,144 miles

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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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2006 Scion xB windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Scion xB Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #10

May 302008


  • 25,000 miles


A crack appeared in the windshield of my car while it was parked in my driveway. There was no trauma to the windshield prior to this crack appearing.

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 112008


  • 19,000 miles
I own a 2006 Scion Xb and parked the car in a parking lot. Upon my return I found a crack in my windshield that started on the lower right side, went in about 2 inches, up about 6 inches, and then left about 12 inches. It does not appear that there was any impact or rock chip to initiate the crack.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #8

May 012008


  • 33,500 miles
Noticed a crack in the windshield after vehicle parked overnight. Crack is "L" shaped beginning at driver's side windshield edge approx. 12" from bottom, extending approx. 3" horizontally, then turning 90 degrees toward bottom of windshield and extending approx. 9". crack is not from debris and no pits can be felt anywhere along the crack. Vehicle is in warranty but dealer states that since no recall has been issued the warranty does not cover the windshield. As of 6/16/08 the windshield has not been replaced.

- Savage, MD, USA

problem #7

Jan 072007


  • 5,100 miles


While driving, a crack began in the windshield coming up from the about from the bottom of the windshield (about 8" from the middle, closer to the driver). After climbing a about 9" it made a 90 degree turn and continued on (making about an 18" crack w/in an hour). There was no chip near that area. There had been a chip on the far passenger side that had been repaired. Since then the windshield has gotten 4 other rock chips (including on that caused a crack extending exactly opposite of the 1st crack -- coming from the top-passenger side of center, toward the driver). This car has only been on the interstate for about 2000 miles (it has a total of 20000 miles). It has not driven on any abnormal or industrial roads (all chips/cracks occurred while the vehicle was traveling on an urban interstate at separate times). I would also like an assessment of how many chips/cracks can occur before a catastrophic failure of the windshield. As I will not replace my windshield with every oil change (only when the state forces me to due to the frequent nature of these incidents).

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #6

May 232008


  • 9,300 miles
I have a 2006 Scion Xb with only 9,000 miles on it, and I am about to replace the windshield for the third time with the same exact L-shape crack that begins at the top center goes down about 6 inches and then to the left 6 inches. No rock damage or other damage can be attributed to this. There is some kind of defect to cause a windshield to constantly crack in the same place every time with the same look.

- Washington, DC, USA

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problem #5

Mar 202008


  • 32,000 miles
My 2006 Scion Xb has developed a crack in the windshield, "L" shaped from the top of the windshield, behind the rearview mirror, going perpendicular for about 6-8" then making a 90 degree turn toward the passenger side, extending for about 12". it has stopped progressing. It seemed to happen for no reason. This seems to be a common complaint amongst Xb owners.

- Dover, NJ, USA

problem #4

May 062008

xB 4-cyl

  • 23,600 miles


Stress crack appeared when I returned to my parked car in the morning. No impact could have happened. This is a reported design flaw in the 2006 Scion Xb, and I feel that it should be covered by warranty.

- New Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 052008

xB 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
17 inch crack just behind the rear view mirror. Long crack starting at the rubber of the windshield going 7 inches down, crack turns in a 90 degree angle 10 inches towards the passenger. No impact, crack was not there when I parked my car. Crack present when I got in my car the next morning. Will be getting the windshield repaired tomorrow. Will not have it replaced at this time since there has been a lot of issue of the windshield cracking again from other Scion Xb owners. I don't have the resources to keep replacing windshield as many other have had done.

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 192008

xB 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
My Scion was parked in a garage. The next morning when I went to get in the car I noticed a 12 inch crack in my windshield that started on the far drivers side and curved a little then went straight towards the middle of the car. The date of the crack was 4/19/08. Toyota replaced the window on 4/22/08. I got into my car on 4/27/08 to go to a friends house 1 hour later I got into my car and there was another crack in my windshield. It started at the bottom of the window in the middle of the windshield and came up about 5 inches and curved towards the driver side for about 5 or 6 inches.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 252007

xB 41-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,400 miles
TL *- the contact stated that while traveling at 25 mph and turning toward the sun, the sun isor did not extend far enough to prevent glare. The contact stated that because of this he was almost involved in a crash because he was unable to see.

- Paradise, CA, USA

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