2008 Scion xB windows / windshield NHTSA complaints: Visibility

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2008 Scion xB (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,840 miles

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2008 Scion xB windows / windshield problems

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

May 112008


  • 2,200 miles


Front windshield developed L-shaped crack on passenger side, starting at top molding. Car was sitting in driveway, no evidence of impact. Took car to dealer for eval, at first they could find no reason for crack. Service manager then used a pen to find a minute imperfection in the crack line. He claimed it was an impact, however, it was less than 2mm long by 1 mm, not circular in shape and follows exactly the line of the crack. In my opinion he broke off a tiny shard when he did the pen trick. After I made him look at it again, and a rock impact on another one of my cars (with no crack), he could not explain how such a tiny chip could look so different and cause such a crack. He refused to acknowledge any defect or knowledge of Scion problems with windshields. Ironically, I found an entry for another 2008 from the same dealership. I am following increased escalation of the issue, next step is an inspection by the factory rep. After that, I will call the national Toyota customer service. If I can get no action, then I will call the attorney general of the state.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #2

May 102008

xB 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
Cracked windshield on 2008 Scion Xb....just walked out one morning and the crack was there.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #1

May 052008

xB 4-cyl

  • 15,895 miles
Walked to car to drive to work at 0730 hours. Noticed "L" shaped crack in windshield beginning at the base of the windshield (passenger side) about 10" from the a pillar. Travels vertically to 3" above passenger wiper blade. Changes direction horizontally about 10" moving toward drivers a pillar. Outside air temp 53 degrees.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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