2008 Scion xB body / paint NHTSA complaints: Structure

NHTSA — Structure Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,550 miles

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2008 Scion xB body / paint problems

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 012013

xB 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


Brake, ABS, vsc & trac warning lights on all the time. Excessive corrosion in passenger side rear hub sensor connector that corroded electrical contacts inside connector. Toyota dealer was aware of this problem but stated there was no recall and also Toyota was not paying for out of warranty repair. This should be a safety recall.

- Ham Lake, MN, USA

problem #3

Feb 142013

xB 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When the car had about 37,000 miles I started hearing a rattle coming from the back of the car. The car now has 50,000 + miles and I hear the rattle all the time. I searched every online forum regarding rattles coming from the bumper with no findings. In conversation with a Toyota service rep, he told be it could be the roof brace at the B pillar. I further investigated the problem on line and saw several reports where the 2008 through 2009 does have a problem with the left side roof brace at the B pillar not being welded to the frame. I removed enough interior parts to confirm the roof brace is not welded to the structure on the left side. Is seems the roof support not being welded would weaken the crash resistance in a side impact. I also noted several complaint of stress cracked windshields which may be related to a loose B pillar roof brace.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 252010


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Scion Xb. The contact stated he noticed the rear carpet on both the driver and passengers side was soaking wet and exhibiting a foul odor. He confirmed it had rained three weeks prior. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but there were no repairs made to the vehicle. In addition, there was a fracture in the rear bumper which he believed to be the source of the water entry. The failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 37,617.

- Brentwood, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 052009


  • 7,200 miles
Approximately 3 foot horizontal crack appeared on the bottom right side of windshield, beginning at the extreme base of the windshield (around the black defrost vent) as it sat parked in an enclosed garage. The crack extends left toward driver's side. Aeronautics expert who examined the crack confirmed that the crack was not due to a rock or other foreign object, but that there is most likely a design flaw, or that there is a bolt or other piece of equipment fastened too tightly.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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