2008 Scion xB fuel system NHTSA complaints: Fuel System, Gasoline

NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,100 miles

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2008 Scion xB fuel system problems

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012008


  • 200 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Scion Xb. The contact smelled sulfur inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Initially, he thought the smell was coming from the water in the battery. He took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that he needed to change his selection of gasoline. The contact took the dealer's advice, but the smell still persists and makes him nauseas. He called the Toyota corporation and informed them that the smell could be from any type of gasoline; therefore, it was not something that he could control. Toyota refused to assist with the issue. The failure mileage was 200 and current mileage was 4,500.

- Coonrapids , MN, USA

problem #1

Nov 012007

xB 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Scion Xb. On two different occasions, while driving 60 mph, all of the instrument panel indicators (ABS light, brake light, air bag light, traction control light) illuminated for approximately ten minutes. Afterwards, the vehicle restarted. On four occasions, the vehicle stalled. While idling at a traffic light or stop sign, the vehicle would sometimes vibrate and shake. The contact also stated that the vehicle burns a lot of fuel. The window sticker claimed that the vehicle would get 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The vehicle actually gets 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. On the fourth visit to the dealer, the contact was informed that the vehicle misfired on the second cylinder. When he researched the lemon law and went to arbitration, he was informed that, by law, gas is not a warranty factor due to changes in weather. The current mileage was 23,400 and failure mileage was 16,000. Updated 03/26/08.

- West Lee Chapel, FL, USA

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