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Scion xB, Engine, Wagon
Jan 20, 2013 (8:30 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 119 04 xA 128K and 06 xB 144K : both nearly perfect
Jan 25, 2013 (4:29 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 119 Re: 04 xA 128K and 06 xB 144K : both nearly perfect [chumsae]
Jan 25, 2013 (5:17 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 119 Re: 04 xA 128K and 06 xB 144K : both nearly perfect [chumsae]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:34 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 119 Re: 2005 xb won't start shop can't find what's wrong? [highlander3041]
Feb 26, 2013 (10:21 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 119 Re: Stop using 5w- 20 weight oil [hondadave7]
Mar 06, 2013 (12:05 pm)
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...