2009 Scion xD engine NHTSA complaints: Engine

NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,785 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2009 Scion xD engine problems

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2009 Scion xD Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 122015


  • 113,283 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Scion Xd. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and failed to start intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was serviced under an unknown recall, but the failure recurred. In addition, the front passenger side window switch operated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger side window switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V689000 (visibility); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 113,283. Parts distribution disconnect....updated 09/12/16

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 112014


  • 26,000 miles
I have a 2009 Scion Xd with only 26,000 and a clean title. The vehicle would not accelerate over 40 mph which nearly got me in a major accident on the freeway. Turns out the water pump was the culprit and Scion would not acknowledge the faulty pump despite countless complaints against it. After paying for a new water pump to be installed, I noticed something from the undercarriage hitting the road while driving at 40 mph. The noise got worse and worse and a something came out and flew off the car, nearly hitting the vehicle driving behind me and caused them to swerve. I immediately pulled over. Plastic and rubber parts from near the wheel well were mangled and falling off the vehicle. I took it to a mechanic who said the cheap plastic and fasteners were poorly constructed and attached to close to the brakes which cause them to become destroyed every time I made sharp turns. In addition to this, after solving the problem, it happened again on the freeway the very next day, except on the passenger side. Scion will not take responsibility for poor construction and cheap parts that could have gotten someone killed.

- San Jacinto, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 242014

xD 4-cyl

  • 40,071 miles
Leaking water pump. The pump starting leaking around 31,000 miles. It was a minor weep from the drain hole at the bottom of the pump at that time. At 40071 miles the pump needed to be replaced. Warranty on the Xd had lapsed by four months. Toyota would not reimburse for repair.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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