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#112 of 125 Re: 2008 scion xb [steph58]
Dec 29, 2012 (3:35 pm)
I haven't heard about it either and I'm considering purchasing one with 95K miles. I also have a newer 2011 picked out as well. So, I would like to know, but in the first post where the guy didn't change his oil regularly, that will cause problems in ANY car and anyone should know better, just common sense. But I would like to know before I buy something I can't afford to replace and will be stuck in a 3 year car payment in.
#113 of 125 Re: 2008 xB oil burning [isiso11]
Jan 05, 2013 (11:14 pm)
This is my wifes car. I was driving it one day and heard a tick in the engine that I never heard before. I pulled over and checked the engine oil and it was bone dry. I would have expected the warning light (oil light) to be illuminated when the oil pressure drops below a certain point but it never did. I called in and they had me do the oil consumption test, but unfortunately I don't have the time to take 2-4 hours out of my day to do this and often forgot so it was pretty much useless.
I will never buy another scion, perhaps any toyota product again.
I would understand if the vehicle was from the 70's or 80's that it might burn some oil, but never for a brand new car and never at the rate at which it burns oil. I also don't understand why the oil lamp never came on or no other indicators letting me know something was wrong.
I've come to the realization that I'll need to check the oil every couple weeks and will probably change the oil weight and maybe even install a oil pressure guage.
Then unload this pos as soon as I can.
Jan 20, 2013 (7:30 pm)
So far my 08 xb has had no problems when I bought it a mechanic told me to use 10-30 motor oil haveint had any oil loss I change oil every 5000 miles. I have 55000 miles no trans problems nock on wood. ">
#115 of 125 04 xA 128K and 06 xB 144K : both nearly perfect
Jan 25, 2013 (3:29 pm)
Some things are luck of the draw and some are brought on by the caregiver.
Our 04 xA: only maintenance other than oil, wipers and brakes were new shocks at 126K in its entire life. To me this was "elective surgery" as we could have ignored it for a lot longer.
Our 06 xB: at 142,000 miles we replaced the heater/cooler fan motor for under $300.
That is it, both cars, total 270K miles and a single nonelective repair.
Compare to our 2000 Mercedes Benz ML320, which failed in every conceivable way through its 140,000 mile lifetime... this includes a the windshield washer reservoir (cracked at bottom seam), power door lock actuators machine gunning (all 4), "Christmas Tree" dash lights blinking madly,
AC compressor, power winder switch panel, CD deck, then the entire radio, transmission, motor mounts... and many others. If you really want true headaches then buy Mercedes Benz!
Do care for the cars: synthetic oil every 7500 and you're usually golden at 30+ MPG.
#116 of 125 Re: 04 xA 128K and 06 xB 144K : both nearly perfect [chumsae]
Jan 25, 2013 (4:17 pm)
I'm loving my 08 xb now I can't believe the problem I had was so simple and toyota couldn't figure it out. I had the vibration like some others were talking about only in drive while idling went to dealer 2x more or less said nothing wrong so have to live with it. But it was so loud sometimes i taped it but before i went back I decided to go to my own mechanic who fixed my old van for years and guess what it was the stupid hood vibrating they turned the rubber pieces and in a minute had it fixed. I sitll haven't been back there yet but i'm goign to call service one day and let them know LOL
#117 of 125 Re: 04 xA 128K and 06 xB 144K : both nearly perfect [chumsae]
Jan 25, 2013 (5:34 pm)
That is great! But luckily for you ,you don't own the 2008 XB oil burning edition which everyone who has these 2008's are coming out with this problem!
#118 of 125 Re: 2005 xb won't start shop can't find what's wrong? [highlander3041]
Feb 26, 2013 (9:21 am)
Similar problem here. 2005 scion xb sputtering upon acceleration and not effected at high speeds if it will get to speed at all. Seems to be running rich however comes and goes and will not start now. mine has been in the shop for 2 months and they can't fix it. Did you ever find out what was wrong with yours?
#119 of 125 Re: Stop using 5w- 20 weight oil [hondadave7]
Mar 06, 2013 (11:05 am)
I have the same problem with my scion xb 2008. 93k always being maintained at toyota now is burning oil....they said ...we do not read what people post.....my fixing estimate. aprox $1300 what would you do.i mean a family with one car 2008 do not seem middle class not for $1300 repair..that's. what we vot toyota ...we expected to put some money. on it at 200k...it's toyota but now I'm confused and worry...
#120 of 125 2008 xb oil consumption problem
Jul 14, 2013 (10:16 pm)
I have a 2008 scion xb with 79000 miles and it burns oil. Took it to the Toyota dealer and went through an oil consumption test which determined that my car was burning about 2qt of oil every 1000 miles. I had to pay $3,580.99 to get it fixed. They said its due to carbon deposit that seized the piston rings and that allowed the oil to go through. The extended warranty did not cover it because the damage was caused by carbon deposit. Has anyone had a similar diagnosis and problem as I did. From reading everyone's post, I really hope Toyota would recall this so I can get my money back from the repairs. I've owned this car for 5 years and its really disappointing that Toyota would put crappy parts inside these their cars.
#121 of 125 Re: 2008 xb oil consumption problem [dubgee]
Jul 15, 2013 (10:27 am)
Yep shame on Toyota! I have been waiting and waiting for more people to come forward with this problem in the hopes that they would do something about it! My XB now has about 115,000 miles on it . I get the oil changed religiously after about 1500 miles and 2 to 3 weeks I have to add half to a court of oil. Then I have to check it every single day to stay on top of it and make sure it does not get too low which within a week it usually does! My car is now paid off and I'm just crossing my fingers and praying that I can keep going on like this for a while without any major issue like the one you have now had! After this experience I would never buy another Toyota product again! I went to the Scion headquarters and try to fight them on this whole thing but they said that the oil consumption was in the normal range! It says right in the owners manual these cars may burn oil! If they would have told me that when I bought it I probably would have chosen another vehicle! Very sneaky and underhanded of them! For over a year now my car sometimes shakes and sputters a little bit almost like I'm about to stall out when I am sitting at a light etc. no one seemed to know what causes that problem either maybe it is something to do with the oil burning though. Please call Scion headquarters to put in a complaint about this problem just telling Toyota is useless! Dawn