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#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
#58 of 125 Re: 2008 SCION XB- ENGINE Problems >>>HELP<<< [snd808]
Jul 03, 2009 (6:36 am)
Ohhh yeah. I'm having the same issues, and it seems like every time I bring it in, it stops happening. I've told them multiple times to check the fuel injector and scan the entire fuel system but they refuse. As of right now, they are ordering parts for it. I don't know what, but as long as it's under warranty, they can do what they want. Tell them to scan the fuel system and check fuel pumps and all that junk. If they refuse, tell them you want a new car. I also will never buy a toyota again. Piece of crap!
#59 of 125 Major Engine Issue
Jul 16, 2009 (6:55 am)
I purchased my 06' XB brand new with 7 miles on it. I've never had any major issues with it until recently. I noticed what almost sounded like a scraping sound in the engine block. When I took it into get an oil change the mechanic there told me, he didnt think it was anything major, that it was probably just a rusted part (from the winter salt) and that it would probably work itself loose. The sound did stop after 2 days. Then about a week later it started again, except now it was really loud and I was in rush hour traffic. As I was moving along, every single light on my dashboard lit up and before i could even get to the opposite shoulder it died on me. DOA.... I had it towed to my mechanic and he told me that the timing chain snapped and that my engine was ceased, and that a new motor would run me around 3 G's. My question is; Is this covered under the drivetrain warranty? I have 50k miles on it. I was reading that the standard warranty is 3yr 36k standard and a 5yr 60k drivetrain? Is that correct? I cant seem to get a hold of anyone at Toyota to answer my question (imagine that).
#60 of 125 Engine Noise
Nov 11, 2009 (9:51 pm)
Okay .. I need help. I dont know what to do .... I not much on cars so i bought my scion in april of 2008 brand new .... Now I have about 28k miles on the car. I notice the car is making a noise when im in drive or reverse and my foot is sitting on the brake ... like a rattling or knocking and its loud .. then it goes away and probably the next day or week it makes that same noise... What should i do ? Do i take the car to the dealership ? What do i tell them ?
#61 of 125 Odd dash display issues
Dec 07, 2009 (1:01 pm)
This is the third time this has happened: I start up my 2008 xb- I start the car, disengage the parking brake and my dash lights display the following: parking brake light is still active, power steering emergency light is on, VSC off light is on, the light for the airbag is on. I have no power steering or power brakes. My odometer stutters on the display and them will not activate, my speedometer will not work. The first time I took it in they thought I was crazy. The second time I took a pic with a digital camera and showed them. They un-plugged and re-plugged in the computer. I am waiting to hear what they will do the third time around.
#62 of 125 Re: Engine Noise [ashcarr]
Mar 19, 2010 (10:32 am)
Hi I seem to have the same experince that you are having with your XB I went to dealer they could not help because it dosent happen for them . I hope their is more people with this issue so some thing could be done about it My XB has 34500 miles and this knock/vibriation is a real puzzeler !
#63 of 125 Re: Engine Noise [ashcarr]
Mar 20, 2010 (9:48 pm)
wow my xb was making that knocking noise just recently i discovered that engine/car hood rubber cushions were out of adjustment try adjusting them they seem to shrink a little over time. :
#64 of 125 Re: Odd dash display issues [freedlebeetle]
Apr 21, 2010 (7:29 am)
I have an 08 Scion Xb as well and I've had issues with the power steering twice now. The light will turn out sparatically.... On for a few weeks where I can't drive normally because the power steering is no longer working correctly, then it just turned off my itself as mysteriously as it had turned on... That happened twice. Just recently my check engine light lit up out of nowhere as well as the VSC off light.. It remained that way for about 2 weeks (I was watching it to see it will turn off as randomly as it turned on) and sure enough, this morning my dash board is clean of any lights.... I'm taking my car in asap. Something is up with the computers on that car.
#65 of 125 Re: Odd dash display issues [tajg003]
Apr 28, 2010 (2:43 pm)
Supposedly there was a TSB for the computer issue, but I am not sure what the TSB number is. My dealership was very kind in fixing the problem, after the third time and I have not had any issues since. It appears as if there was a problem with a module and very cold weather...
#66 of 125 Re: Engine Noise [ashcarr]
May 15, 2010 (8:39 pm)
I have started a class action law suite against Toyota Corp. & Scion Corp. Because all of there cars consume oil, They know about it and when the consumer asks the question they say, "look in your service manual" and there it is in black and white "this car consumes oil' They recommend that you check your oil every time you fill your car up with gas. My car is a 2008 Toyota Scion XB, with 47000 miles on it now and it is consumming about 3 quarts every 5000 miles and the Toyota corp says " it's with in our standards" Which doesn't make any sence in 2010.
But in your case, please check your oil first! But it could be a simple heat shield or one of the splash shields could be falling off, lord knows how many times those shields have falling off on us. Look under the car see inf there is a shield hanging. I'm a mechanic by trade & Own and opperate my own company. Check out MatthewsRoadService.com
Keep in touch with us, Oh ya one other thing if you don't know your car is consumming oil , when you have your oil changed ask them to measure the oil that comes out of the engine. The XB takes 4 quarts of oil, 4 quarts go in 4 should come out in a normal running engine. But when the dealer did the last oil change, 1.25 quarts came out, and I put 2 quarts in it a month prior to that change.