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Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#90 of 157 Re: persistent rain leak [tinkuy]
Jan 23, 2007 (1:55 pm)
I'm experiencing the same problem with my 2006 xA except the leak is on the passenger side. I've had it at the dealership 3 times and they replaced the door seals but it's still leaking in the same area. I also called Scion directly but they haven't heard of this problem before. It's currently at the dealership to be fixed yet again. One technician suggested that it might be coming from the side mirror gasket which is put on at the dealership after it arrives from the manufacturer. I will let you know if/when/how they repair it.
#91 of 157 Tranny and radiator fluid change
Jan 28, 2007 (8:19 am)
Several months ago I called the Scion dealer that I bought the XB from and asked about flushing the fluids. The service department stated that the Scion recommendation is at 100K miles for both flushes. That seems like bad info to me after reading the posts here, and will probably prevent me from taking the XB into a Scion dealer for service.
The mechanic on Motorweek (PBS TV) also stated that Toyota is recommending those fluids be flushed on their vehicles every 24K miles. Does anybody know the correct spec on these flushes?
I have 55K on my '05 Box and will probably get BG flushes and the 60K service at independant garages in the next month.
#92 of 157 CRACKING DRIVERS SIDE ARM REST.
Jan 31, 2007 (9:52 am)
I HAVE A 2006 XA.THIS IS THE THIRD TIME THE ARM REST HAS CRACKED.SCION SAYS IT IS A MAINTENANCE PROBLEM. ANYONE ELSE HAVING THIS PROBLEM?
#93 of 157 CRACKING DRIVERS SIDE ARM REST.
Jan 31, 2007 (9:53 am)
I HAVE A 2006 XA. THIS IS THE THIRD TIME THE ARM REST HAS CRACKED. SCION SAYS IT IS A MAINTENANCE PROBLEM. ANYONE ELSE HAVING THIS PROBLEM?
#94 of 157 Slight "drift" problem
Feb 02, 2007 (9:32 pm)
When I had my sub put in at Toy I also had them check the alignment. It seems the car, even though brand new, feels like it wants to drift LEFT most of the time (drivers side). I checked the tire pressure and they were all maxxed at 44psi. I reduced it all around to 32 but it did little good. Toy said the xB is perfectly "in specs" and the alignment wasn't even necessary. But it is tiring on my hands while driving to constantly be correcting the direction by holding or nudging the wheel to the right. Any ideas on what could be the problem? On the straightest of straight roads, admittedly the xB feels fairly spot on, but on real world roads I feel as though I have to practically hold the sterring wheel to the right, which like I said is very tiring after 8 hours. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
It would seem that if it were the "roads" at any rate sometimes it would drift right or left but I have about an 85% (of the time) left drift, while only rarely will the xB drift right. Am I imagining all this? Any one else have anything similar to this? Something just doesn't feel right.
#95 of 157 Re: CRACKING DRIVERS SIDE ARM REST. [albs]
Feb 02, 2007 (9:41 pm)
I don't but you have to admit they are just cheap plastic. I leaned on it once to get something on the floor and you could just feel the thing wincing.
Feb 03, 2007 (9:21 am)
I would take it to your Scion dealer and ask them to check all of the front end parts. If they say they've already done that then ask them what they think it could be. A new Scion xB shouldn't pull to the side like that.
I think it may be a bad tire or something off-kilter with one of your tires. Just having one tire with less or more air in it can cause the problem you're describing. Go to your dealer for this-they're responsible for making it right for you.
We're paying a lot of money for our new cars and even though Kia's and Scion's and Mitsubishi's are low cost automobiles(generally)we are paying enough for them to expect a decent riding rig. Go get it fixed and please report back what the problem was so we can all learn what needed to be done to correct it, OK?
#97 of 157 Re: joesbar... [iluvmysephia1]
Feb 03, 2007 (10:54 am)
A crazy thing is to; I was felt put on the spot by them, being told "well, you are entitled to one free alignment at up to 20k miles, do you want to use it now?" The car HAD 500 miles on it when we were discussing the problem! Should that really count towards my one free alignment? It's not like it was something I had done to the car by putting miles on it etc, it seems it came this way.
#98 of 157 No, at 500 miles they should be
Feb 04, 2007 (4:20 am)
concerned about the problem and try to take care of it. It shouldn't pull to one side like that.
#99 of 157 Re: persistent rain leak [scie]
Feb 14, 2007 (8:07 pm)
scie: please let me know if rain leak has been diagnosed and/or fixed. My 2006 xA has started leaking again. The seals were replaced again in Nov. & it's been a dry winter until now. All it takes is steady rain & a slight tilt to the right for water to come in through the base of the driver's side door.
Scion is FULL of crap about not having "heard of this problem before." They've been giving me the runaround for a year now. Good luck.