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#129 of 256 Re: scion xb windshield cracks [teddi2]
Dec 28, 2007 (3:42 pm)
I just purchased a brand new 2008 Scion xb two months ago and I have gotten two cracks, one on each side of the windshield within ONE WEEK! I took it to the dealer both times and they said " no they will not replace it under warrantly becasue they were caused by a rock chip." I was infuriated by this becasue there wasn't even a chip in the windshield and both cracks had appeared and spread almost completely across my windshield within about 24 hours.
I too have called Toyota and have gotten nowhere. I would be more than will to step forward toToyota becasue I too believe that the windshields are defective. I am tempted to trade the car in and get my money back and buy something else.
#130 of 256 Re: scion xb windshield cracks [teddi2]
Dec 31, 2007 (9:10 am)
I've got a 2006 xB, and just this week, the windshield cracked for a second time after a stone hit it while driving on the highway. The first time, last summer, I didn't perceive any impact to the windshield; it just was cracked one morning when I got into the car. I just called the salesperson I bought the car from, and he said he's not aware of any issue with the xB windshields cracking. The Toyota 800 number isn't in service today because of the holiday....
Teddi2, what did you have in mind in terms of "stepping forward to Toyota"?
#131 of 256 Re: No luck with Beaverton, OR Scion [scionowner2]
Dec 31, 2007 (9:12 am)
Just read your posting....the first cracked windshield in my xB last summer started just like that...an L shape crack behind the rearview mirror.
#132 of 256 crack windshield
Dec 31, 2007 (12:27 pm)
Pls don't flame me for asking this, but what size tires do you run on your Xb's? The reason that I ask is the lower the profile the stiffer the ride will be and that might be sending the road bumps harder into the vehicle stressing the windshields. I agree that the windshields shouldn't crack with low profile tires, I am just trying to figure this out.
I own a 08 xB since August 08 and thank goodness I haven't had this issue of the windshield cracking.
I believe that those that have had their windshields crack should open a case with the National Highway Safety Administration and them maybe if enough people complain something might get done.
#133 of 256 Re: scion xb windshield cracks [scioncate]
Dec 31, 2007 (2:02 pm)
Yes, that salesperson isn't aware that the Sun comes up in the East either.
I made a (1) one piece straight strut bar for my '06 xB within 2 weeks of purchase,
I believe the front end flexes because the Sardine cans they use are just too thin to keep the front end from bending. And glass doesn't flex. David
#134 of 256 Re: scion xb windshield cracks [teddi2]
Jan 16, 2008 (5:08 pm)
Best of luck on your discussion with Toyota/Scion concerning the windshield of your '06 xB. If they agree to replace your windshield, that's great. If not, I recommend you read my 'federal case' post.
#135 of 256 not sure if i should buy xb
Jan 19, 2008 (5:47 am)
was going to buy new xb today. now im not sure what to do after reading this forum.. love the car though any ideas for another car this cool?
#136 of 256 Re: not sure if i should buy xb [oldnfat2]
Jan 19, 2008 (9:23 am)
I would not worry about it. Scion as sold TONS of xB models and there are a few (vocal, of course) folks with the problem. So the odds are good you will not have trouble. If you get a current (2nd gen) xB the odds go down even further.
The HHR looks cool to me, nearly as ugly as the original xB . But that is a GM product, so I would rather take my chances on the glass of the xB failing than everything that could go wrong on a GM.
#137 of 256 Re: not sure if i should buy xb [oldnfat2]
Jan 21, 2008 (8:13 am)
From my experience it doesn't matter if you get a generation 1 or generation 2 xB they both seem to have the issue. I get just as many gen 2 owners who write me to complain as I do gen 1 owners. Maybe if you are looking for a quirky car get a mini.
#138 of 256 Re: not sure if i should buy xb [lavarious]
Jan 21, 2008 (6:17 pm)
How about the smart fortwo? It does not get ANY quirkier than that and still be called a car ?
Cheap too, but really, really small.