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#125 of 157 2005 XB automatic - shift lag
Jun 04, 2007 (8:59 pm)
I just bought an 05 XB WITH 29,000 ml. I have noticed that when I first drive, the engine revs like crazy before it shifts into 2nd or 3rd gear - I can't figure out which. I am used to driving a standard 88 volvo so I don't really know what is normal behavior. It only does it in while the coolant light is blue - basically the first time it runs thru the gears and only if it has sat for 5 or 6 hours. I first thought my scion was bought for personal use but later found out it was a company car - which makes me nervous. I bought the extended warranty - 7yrs/100,000 ml, but I've been reading that some people are having a hard time with repairs under warranty. I want to be happy with my Scion seeing as it's the first near new car I have bought in 20 years, but the payment book arrived today and I'm starting to wonder if I made a huge mistake.
#126 of 157 Re: 2005 XB automatic - shift lag [lululithgow]
Jun 05, 2007 (8:01 pm)
"... when I first drive, the engine revs like crazy before it shifts into 2nd or 3rd gear - I can't figure out which... It only does it in while the coolant light is blue - basically the first time it runs thru the gears and only if it has sat for 5 or 6 hours..."
Until the blue light goes out (137 degrees), the computer will not let the transmission upshift into 4th gear. This is by design. You should not be revving the engine like crazy in 3rd gear trying to make the transmission upshift before the blue light is out.
#127 of 157 Re: 2005 XB automatic - shift lag [aatherton]
Jun 06, 2007 (7:49 am)
I figured it was something to do with the coolant light and I couldn't check the manual because the dealer hadn't gotten me one yet. I've always driven sticks so it's hard to get used to not being able to shift when it seems it should. I actually have a very light foot on the pedal - I was just bothered at first by what sounded like the engine struggling. Again - thanks for the info.
#128 of 157 Re: persistent rain leak [scie]
Jun 10, 2007 (6:29 pm)
Just wondering if your problem is totally fixed with the new vapor barrier. I am having the leaking issue with my 2006 XA as well and I don't know what to do. Any ideas? Mine stays in a garage, so it doesn't happen overnight. It's just being out in the rain while driving that it gets wet.
#129 of 157 Re: persistent rain leak [djkleb]
Jun 11, 2007 (6:10 am)
My xA hasn't been fixed by the new vapor barrier. It still leaks intermittently. I don't think the problem can be solved. Toyota finally acknowledged that my car is a lemon & will pay me back everything. I ordered a Matrix 4 months ago to replace the Scion & it still hasn't arrived.
1.) Give up on getting the leak fixed!
2.) Contact the regional office of Toyota & talk to their customer service person. Tell them the car cannot be fixed. Ask Toyota to buy it back. FInd out how much they will give you.
3.) If Toyota's answer is unsatisfactory, go to a good lemon law lawyer & pursue the case.
If you're in the SF Bay Area, I can give you some names & numbers. Good luck!
#130 of 157 Re: persistent rain leak [tinkuy]
Jun 11, 2007 (6:22 pm)
Thank you for your response. I am on the east coast, but I don't think I'm going to do anything about it. I like the car and I will just have to deal with the leak. Best of luck with your Matrix!
#131 of 157 Re: persistent rain leak [djkleb]
Jun 12, 2007 (2:56 pm)
Hey there, I don't get the "rain leak" that you guys mentioned, but I do get some leaking going on when I wash my 05 xA with a pressurized hose shooting water at the corner of the passenger side window (right next to the side mirror). I have not done anything about it because it doesn't bother me at all. I have driven thru heavy rains and it does not leak thru. It only happens when I am shooting pressurized water at it. Maybe this is a separate problem.
#132 of 157 Hand brake icon appeared
Jun 23, 2007 (4:26 am)
Hi guys, need some help from you guys. Everytime i drive my XA 2004 model, i noticed the red light handbrake icon always appeared whenever i step on the accelerator to speed up. does anyone here have the same problem with me? Handbrake is down for sure so not it problem.Or is it i step too much that why the red light appeared? Please help me. Thx.
#133 of 157 Re: Oil [gtw]
Jul 13, 2007 (9:32 am)
Question. I am planning to buy Scion XB 2008 but I am worrying about the oil change. I have an Accord and I always change oil myself by driving up a ramp. Scion XB, on the other hand seems to have a low bottom. If I drive the XB on the ramp, could the front or back touch the ground before the front tire reaching the top of the ramp? How did you lift the card. My ramps are the usual one bought from Walmart.
#134 of 157 Fuel Injector Cleaning (Scion xB 2004)
Jul 16, 2007 (7:04 am)
I have a Scion xB 2004, and I'm wondering what's the best way to clean its fuel injectors.
1. Do fuel injector cleaning additives work? If so, which is the best?
2. Or is it best to have them cleaned by other means? I'm pretty handy and would like to do it myself if possible.