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#194 of 256 Re: So, is there a next step?? [waps]
Aug 22, 2008 (9:04 am)
I don't believe that they ever fixed this issue because I am the "lucky" owner of a 2008 Scion XB and mind you have only owned the vehicle for 2 weeks! I have the same type crack in my windshield, "L" shape. My knee jerk reaction was to do what everyone else did and take it to the dealership. Let's just say that it was as pleasant as a route canal. They totally did not take ownership of the situation OR even consider that it could be a defective scenario. They did that same retarded pen check and chalked it up to a rock. I love the car... hate this situation. I'm so glad I found this chat board. I now feel that this is a much larger issue. I will do what other have done and call Scion directly.
#195 of 256 Re: So, is there a next step?? [jreyes1]
Aug 29, 2008 (9:49 am)
Is this problem happening on the 2009 xb's also? I fell in love with the xb and was ready to go buy one, when I started hearing about all these problems online. Nobody anywhere seems to be mentioning the windshield problems in the 2009 models, but I don't know if that's because they fixed it or because it's too new for people to have bought enough of them and had problems yet. I'm hesitant to invest in one and then start having these issues too, if they haven't fixed it yet.
#196 of 256 Re: So, is there a next step?? [seattlesue]
Aug 29, 2008 (6:04 pm)
I receive about 1 to 2 complaints a week from second generation xB owner's who are also having the same issue with the windshield. So, the problem has not been fixed in the newer model.
Someone also contacted me not too long ago and said they wanted an xB and said they were going to run a CarFax report to see if the vehicle they were interested in had the windshield issue. I told them that since this isnít a major damage issue a CarFax report will most likely not include this defect since windshield glass is replaced on a daily basis by thousands, if not millions, of drivers.
In my opinion I say steer clear of the xB and look for something that is built better.
Also, Scion is telling you not to contact the NHTSA because legal firms will pull this information to fight Scion/Toyota in court. Make sure you always make a complaint with the NHTSA because the numbers will not lie if they are pulled into a class action suit.
#197 of 256 Re: So, is there a next step?? [myscionsucks]
Sep 02, 2008 (8:22 pm)
>>I receive about 1 to 2 complaints a week from second generation xB owner's who are also having the same issue with the windshield. So, the problem has not been fixed in the newer model. << Are they mentioning whether they are 2008 or 2009 owners? I know of the problems on the 2008s (and other earlier models), but I'm not finding anything online about the 2009s, one way or another, other than someone saying the windshield is a slightly different shape on the 2009s.
#198 of 256 Should I trade in my 2008 Scion XB?
Sep 03, 2008 (4:16 am)
I have a 2008 Scion XB that I purchased in May. We were really happy with the car until the windshield cracked and I read about all of the owners who have cracked windshields. Our windshield cracked near the dashboard and not near the rearview mirror as seems to be the case in other posts.
I had intended to keep the car for 10-12 years. What I am wondering is whether I should trade it in after we get the windshield repaired. I bought the car because it was comfortable, affordable, and predicted to be reliable. If we need to frequently replace the windshield it is no longer reliable or affordable.
What is the experience of owners that have their cracked windshield replaced? Is this a one time event or does the windshield crack periodically even after it is repaired?
#199 of 256 Class Action Suit FIled Regading Windshields
Sep 25, 2008 (12:08 pm)
Has anyone else received a letter about a class action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court regarding our defective windshields?
It's in reference to Bauer v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. case number BC 374017.
I got it today requesting my approval to disclose my personal information to the plantiffs attorneys regarding my complaints to their so called "customer service department."
Bauer, I don't know who you are, but I love you!!!!!!!
#200 of 256 cracks in windshield
Oct 28, 2008 (8:43 pm)
I bought a used 2006 Xb. I have had it about 2 years. Just got back from a long road trip. I now have 2 cracks in my windshield, due to rocks. One is on top and the other is on the bottom. Is there any way to help prevent this. Maybe a deflector mounted on the front of the hood? A few years ago I used to see lots of deflectors, now hardly anyone uses them. Thought maybe someone is using a deflector. I would like to know if it helps keep the rocks off or away from the windshield.
I love my car. In fact my husband and I are thinking of buying another one we love it so much.
#201 of 256 Re: cracks in windshield [redheadtjb]
Oct 29, 2008 (1:05 pm)
I've posted my opinions before. Read #72,78,133,148 &171. I've also installed an
AVS brand bug shield. I like the Bug Shield whether it helps or not. I believe that
the combination of the strut bar that I made and the Bug Shield are the primary reasons as of today I still have the original windshield crack Free.
Oct 30, 2008 (12:31 pm)
My front windshield cracked twice. I have the safelite guys coming tomorrow to fix it. The back window cracked only because some punks threw a rock through it. Either way, the front cracks much easier than other cars because of the angle of the glass. It's not the glass itself as I've had different brands used as replacements. I recommend purchasing the glass coverage on your auto insurance. I pay less then 12 dollars a year and pay nothing out of pocket for glass repair. It's a great thing to have. Dealing with a Scion/Toyota dealership trying to get the glass fixed is a waste of time. It's not their fault and they won't spend more than a minute on your problem. As soon as the window cracks, if it's less than the size of a dollar, get it patched so you won't have a huge crack the next day.
#203 of 256 Re: cracks in windshield [hondadave7]
Oct 30, 2008 (12:32 pm)
That's a really good idea. Thanks, I'm going to give it a shot. Sick of wasting my time waiting for my windows to be fixed. You know, the glass people will be there between 8am and 5pm. Lovely.