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Scion Owners: Care & Maintenance
Last post on Aug 08, 2010 at 5:00 PM
You are in the Scion xB
What is this discussion about?
Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#139 of 157 Any more bad ignition coils out there?
Dec 05, 2007 (3:50 pm)
I don't own the XB, but deliver for a florist. She bought the new 2006 two years ago last month. I've probably put over half those miles on myself.
It now has 54,000 miles on it. It hadn't needed anything but normal maintenance till now, but the check engine light came on the other day. The problem, the ignition coil. Has anyone else experienced that problem?
I own a Maxima that had that problem a couple of years ago. At that time I read of Volkswagon experiencing the same problem. Seems to be a fairly common - though expensive problem.
#140 of 157 Advice? Please!
Dec 18, 2007 (5:07 am)
One day I went to my dealer...
I turned off the "Main Req." light before and was 28,xxx miles. They tried offered to do the 30k check up and I declined due to not having the money. I promised to come back next oil change to do it. My tech pulled me to the side and lectured me about improper maintenance (tires, oil changes.) Took it personal and never came back. Around that time, my personal finances were out of control so I knew my money was serious problem with maintaining this wonderful car. More thought I put into it...Its all my fault no matter what not Tom the Tech!
So I decided to keep doing proper oil changes while holding back on new tires. Since I can't do the Toyota maintenance schedule least do that. People on other sites kept telling me to switch to Synthetic so I did. I use Mobil 1 5W-30; car seems to enjoy it better. Runs much smoother and starts up with ease even in 10 degrees weather.
About few weeks ago, my "Brake" light kept going on and off. Look under the hood, saw brake fluid is low. And Wisconsin winter came long within that same week...spent the 500.00 for new tires and kept driving on the brake light. I was told to take it back to the dealer and let them look at them. Made the appointment; they couldn't fit me in until the 28th cause I personally like waiting for the car being night-shift person. So I asked for a Friday. Since I'm behind all the maintenance they can tell me right there if something else went wrong and I can "Okay" more work.
Here's the question: since you have the scoop....
I have my employer's bonus around that time. Should cover everything; I hope. But I told my family I would use the money to payoff my evil debts (credit cards.) I personally believe I should use the money to put the car back on track since I am on 72 month loan and my credit isn't too nice like when I bought the car. So I feel like I have no choice to do it. Is this wrong? Or is this the right choice? My family feels that I will be selfish. I can payoff these debts with ease specially since I'm not stressing out about my car. I know if I do this...I'll be happy and willing to pay these bills in full.
#141 of 157 Is Scion xB big enough?
Dec 25, 2007 (5:17 pm)
Hope this is the right place to ask the question.
I wonder if xB's rear seats are big enough for 2 adults (5'1~5'3, 95~105lb) + 1 car seat. Any owner can share some experiences with me?
Jan 02, 2008 (1:34 am)
That would work in mine. The new one is just bigger.
I actually saw three baby seats in the back of an 06 one time.
#143 of 157 Re: 05 xB [tundradude]
Jan 05, 2008 (7:46 am)
Thanks for the infor! Will get one at the end of this month.
#144 of 157 Re: persistent rain leak [scie]
Nov 22, 2008 (6:12 pm)
Wondering if you ever got this resolved. I just purchased a used 06 XA still under warranty and they replaced the door gasket with no improvement. Mine puddles on the door sill as does yours and the other person that posted. Frustrating.
#145 of 157 Re: davebehrens... [iluvmysephia1]
Jun 13, 2009 (3:13 pm)
What if you bought your 09 Scion xB used, it's 1st oil change was 5,700 miles. Incidentally, Toyota requires you to change it 5,000 m. I know the theory about changing it 1,000 but I;m stuck in this situation. Does'nt the filter trap those shavings/ gunk from going back to the metals that wear against each other?
Do you have any opinion about how the 2.4 Camry engine should last given adequate maintenance?Thank you in advance.
#146 of 157 Brake pads ay 15K??
Jul 11, 2009 (10:17 am)
I just took my 09 xD in for its 15K maintenance expecting the standard stuff. They came back and told me that my front brake pads were gone and needed to be replaced. They showed me the pads and yes indeed the pads needed replacement. This has really thrown me for a loop, having to have front brakes done at 15K seems ridiculous.
I drive a lot for my job as a tech and yes about half of that is during heavy traffic. I just can't see that causing that much wear. This is a Scion dealer with a decent reputation that is telling me this. Are the pads that come on the car just not good quality???
Jul 11, 2009 (10:51 am)
people differ on oil change frequency but one should at least follow their car's manufacturer's maintenance schedules.
Just look at how you drive and judge if it's in dusty conditions or under other "severe" driving conditions. I get my car's oil changed every 3,000-5,000 miles.
The filter will trap metal shavings but people differ on oil change frequency. If in doubt get a L-O-F done every 3,000 miles. I still like that old standard frequency schedule.
#148 of 157 Re: CRACKING DRIVERS SIDE ARM REST. [albs]
Aug 27, 2009 (8:24 pm)
I have had this happen three times as well. When I talked to Scion, they acted as if they had never heard of such a thing. I am glad to hear it isn't just me. The toyota dealer locally told me that the armrest wasn't intended to support weight (!?), implying it was my fault.