2009 Scion xB drivetrain NHTSA complaints: Power Train

NHTSA — Power Train Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

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2009 Scion xB drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 122015

xB 4-cyl

  • 140,000 miles


Heading in to work, hear knocking. Pull over, no warning lights. Check oil, it's low. Has never been low, nor leaked any, and it is a one-owner car. Put a quart in, keep heading to work, still, no warning lights. Front of long block exploded forward toward the radiator. Didn't know what the explosion was until we hooked up to the wrecker. Aluminum parts and a piston laying under the engine. Motor was out of oil. No warning light came on, it went straight to hot, and blew. My Honda wouldn't let you turn it on if it was low on oil or antifreeze. I liked that. This problem hurts.

- Floyd, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 162010


  • 20,000 miles
I drive a 2009 scionxb. At least six times since I bought it in late 2008, I have had trouble with sudden unintended acceleration. At all times the carwas moving less than 30 miles an hour. It occurred once while slowing down for a light about to go green. I still made a soft hit on the car in front. A second time it happened while easing up to the immigration booth on the queenston-lewiston bridge to Canada. I again made of soft hit on the car in front. Twice after that while I was going under twenty mph it suddenly accelerated but I was able to stomp the brake hard enough to stop it. I did not slip off the brakes, although I was initially willing to accept that responsibility. Last month I took my car to where I bought it, hoselton auto mall in East rochester, NY. I was told that the mechanics had driven it twice and found nothing wrong. I was given the impression that I was an hysterical female though no one came out and said it. And this model has not been reported to be in need of recall byv Toyota. I have to drive it. I can't afford to take the loss of selling it and the dealership made me feel that it was nothing within their venue, so it must be my fault. I've been very luck but I have also become more than a little scared. I want to be on record with your department if, god forbid, anything else of this nature occurs.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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