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#48 of 125 2005 xb won't start shop can't find what's wrong?
Jul 14, 2008 (7:39 pm)
I have a Scion xB, 2005, 60k miles that will not start. It started about a month ago you would have to crank it 4 to 8 times and then it would start and then after it was running it would start fine the rest of the day. This got worse as it took more cranks to start it and now it won't start at all. it's been in the shop for 2 weeks and they can't find out what's wrong even after a service warranty fix i still will not start. Anyone have nay ideas? Thanks
#49 of 125 Re: 2008 Scion XB MAJOR ENGINE PROBLEM [shelly08]
Jul 24, 2008 (4:34 pm)
I have had the same anti-freeze smell since I got my 08 xB in March. When I took it in for it's first service, I told them about it. They said they ran tests and couldn't replicate the problem, therefore there is nothing wrong. I also have a wierd creaking type noise when I brake at very slow speeds, like pulling up to a curb, or in a parking lot. They did a TSB and said they fixed it, but I still have the same noise. Also, my TYC LED tail lights are dimming and they won't replace those either, they said the dimming is so that it's not so bright for people behind me!!! So why then did they ALL work when I bought the car!
btw, my xB only has 5700 miles on it.
#50 of 125 2008 SCION XB- ENGINE Problems >>>HELP<<<
Jul 24, 2008 (5:11 pm)
I purchased a 2008 Scion XB in May 2008 (Manual Trans). It has 4300 miles on it and about 2 months ago, when i start my car when the engine is cold, the car sputters, rough idols, mis fires whatever you want to call it. The engine also vibrates and you can feel and hear the sputtering until the motor gets hot. I took my car to the Dealership and they ran tests on the car and said they cant tell whats wrong with it unless it has a check engine light. The mechanic told me thats normal at startup. I DONT THINK SO THe other thing is i only use CHEVRON PLUS Unleaded gasoline....Has anyone experienced this? my Scion still does it ever since 2,000 miles. I am thinking about writing to Toyota corporation... I WILL NEVER BUY A TOYOTA AGAIN......
#52 of 125 2008 Scion xB Engine Concerns
Oct 02, 2008 (12:13 pm)
Does anyone else have this problem? It probably isn't a bad thing, but the sides of the front of the car(right above the wheel-the front fender I think...) get really warm, almost hot after the engine has been running for a while, but yet the hood is cool - is that something to be worried about?
#53 of 125 2006 camshaft timing gear assembly
Jan 29, 2009 (1:36 pm)
This XB is a delivery vehicle for a Florist. Going on 86,000 miles. The only prior problem was an ignition coil, and a gas cap.
The check engine light came on recently. Took it to Toyota, the camshaft timing gear assembly is bad.
The man in the service department said he had the last problem about six months ago with another XB.
Not the quality that Toyota always advertises. And most reviews show no major problems with the XB. What gives?
#54 of 125 Re: 2006 camshaft timing gear assembly [debating]
Jan 29, 2009 (4:44 pm)
What does bad mean. I have an '06 and it seems i'm always waiting to see what else falls apart.
Since it's an overhead cam, did the teeth on the gear fall off? Is the timing belt the fault? Did the gear crack?
Ask the service dept. what has to be replaced and why.
Jan 29, 2009 (6:19 pm)
Just heard the analysis from the Toyota service dept. today. The part has to be ordered in. Nothing to inspect at this time. I want to see the part after it's replaced.
I am assuming that this is tied into Toyota's variable valve timing. Just speculation on my part.
But this just looks like the same junk engineering that has brought the domestics to the doorstep of bankruptcy.
I'm an oldtimer, owned many cars and trucks, a semi even. And never have I
had a camshaft fail. Never had an engine fail, except for the semi and those were normal rebuilds with many miles. Switchgear, sensors maybe, but nothing internal.
I gave up on the domestics because of half engineered and unreliable products, And no support whatsoever from the corporation after you bought the product. At this time, I would say the Toyota Scion is no better in those regards than the domestics were when I quit buying their products. This is an internal engine part that failed, not a sensor or some such.
What happened to the Toyota's like the late eighties model my daughter owned that she ran for over twelve or so years with just basic maintenance? Now I see reviews where Ford is now matching Toyota for quality. I hope they do better that that.
#56 of 125 09 Scion XB Motor oil
Jun 10, 2009 (5:26 am)
Attention: Kcram, the Manual requires a 5W-20 motor oil. Can I use 5W-30 in the summer or even winter? Why did Toyota switched to his lower viscosity oil? Common knowledge is that the lower viscosity offers less protection against wear although they offer better energy conservation.
#57 of 125 Re: 2008 SCION XB- ENGINE Problems >>>HELP<<< [snd808]
Jun 10, 2009 (6:56 am)
Everybody that has an automobile. If you have any kind of starting, idle, or running
problems, 1st thing you do is check the fuel for the % of Ethanol. In this area Texas
Ethanol has been found in only 1 case too be 100%. It has been discovered in other cases from 18% to 27%. No matter what Obamas EPA tells us, our cars were not built to run on more than 10% Ethanol. Check The Ethanol 1st---Before you spend any other money. David