2008 Scion xB windows / windshield NHTSA complaints: Visibility:Power Window Devices And Controls

NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

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2008 Scion xB windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 062013


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Scion Xb. The contact stated that while reversing, flames were seen from the driver's side window switch. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Huntington Beach , CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 022013


  • miles
2008 Toyota Scion Xb. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle window malfunction. The consumer stated he took the vehicle to the dealer, to have the recall issue addressed. The technician stated there was nothing wrong with the master window switch, but the window motor in the passenger side door was worn and needed to be replaced, at a cost of $ $502.03. The consumer stated the switch malfunctioned months before the recall. The master switch in the driver's door panel for the passenger window would stick in either the full up or full down position and he could hear the electric window motor continue to run when the switch was released.

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 262009


  • 39,000 miles
Driving back from christmas break on December 26, 2009, my radio was playing at a normal volume at aboout 13, and there were no over-passes nor a vehicle within a mile in front or behind me and all of a sudden my sunroof to my 2008 Scion tc explodes! it sounded like a gunshot went off right beside my head or a tractor trailor tire blowing beside me but again, nothing or nobody was around. Thankfully, my shade was pulled shut since it had just snowed a couple days before then and when it snows I always pull it shut; so it took me a minute to realize my sunroof was missing. Glass started coming in through the openings of the shade and the shade itself was blowing crazy since I was driving down the interstate it was catching wind. I pulled off to the side of the interstate to see the damage and the entire glass of my sunroof had completely shattered and there was a huge hole right in the middle where the glass had fallen into the car. I have a picture. Once I'd gotten off the interstate and contacted my parents to let them know what happened, I called the police but they said since there was no accident and no one was hurt that they didn't need to be contacted. I contacted my dealer to see if I could store my car over night since the dealership was only a mile away and they told me that this was not the first time a Scion tc's sunroof has exploded. So once I got home I researched and sure enough there are several other cases of the exact same thing. I contacted Scion and they did repair my vehicle for free but that is not the case. I could have been hurt. If my shade was not pulled I would have probably wrecked. I can no longer drive without my shade not being pulled with fear of the same thing happening again. Neither Scion or shelor motormile of christiansburg, va could determine the cause of this accident. Scion diid apologize but told me the repairs would only be for one time. So if it happens again I'm stuck with a car and a busted sunroof.

- Blacksburg, VA, USA

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