Last post on Jun 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM
You are in the Scion xB
What is this discussion about?
Scion xB, Auto Body, Wagon
#239 of 256 Re: sciontrapper... [iluvmysephia1]
May 19, 2010 (2:18 pm)
Greetings to all on this excellent original thread. May 15, 2010, the mysterious "L" Shaped crack miraculous appeared on my 2006 Scion XB front windshield. The crack starts from the center top front of my windshield at the trim and extends downwards in a straight line for about 6 inches and then the crack extends towards the drivers side for another 6 inches, forming a genuine "L" shaped crack. There are no visible marks from rocks or any foreign objects. I thought at first it was vandalism, but doing a search on the internet the following day I am now convinced it's a TOYOTA issue. There is no way hundreds maybe thousands of people that are scion xb owners have the same problem. Just wanted to share this with you guys, I did file a complaint with the National safety vehicle people. Hopefully this bauer settlement case adjudges soon and with better compensation, maybe an actual recall for structure defects or a lifetime warranty for cost and labor for all scions. I have a 2006 scion xb with hardly 12,000 miles in mint condition, not anymore.
#240 of 256 Sounds familiar...
May 19, 2010 (2:27 pm)
Your crack sounds basically identical to mine, freemason, except that mine extends towards the passenger side after it goes straight down a few inches. Hmmmm.... other than that, yes, all the same stuff.
I am holding off on paying to replace my windshield, in hopes that this class action suit will result in Toyota replacing it as they should. Hope my crack does not travel all the way across the windshield before that happens...
#241 of 256 Re: Class Action Suit FIled Regading Windshields [scionskeptic]
Sep 13, 2010 (8:56 pm)
I also got the letter about the class action suit. I own a 2006 Scion XB with 66,000 miles on it. The car is kept in the garage and one morning the windshield had a large L shaped crack coming from the top drivers side down and over to the passenger side. I took my Scion down to Riverside Toyota that same morning and showed them the crack and the letter. The letter stated to take the vehicle to your Authorized Toyota Dealership and they will inspect and replace the windshield. The guys in the service department did absolutely nothing for me. They told me to read the letter... Really? They said they will not replace the windshield because no one sent them a memo telling them they had to. I am going to call the lawyer for the class action suit tomorrow and let him know that I tried to do as the letter instructed and was denied. I went to www.xbwindshieldsettlement.com and printed out an Appeals Form. The form says that the dealership should have provided me with a document stating why they would not cover my claim. I asked them for this and they refused to provide me with one. The guy would only give me his business card. I would rather have a root canal then to have to deal with car salesmen and their service departments. So thank you for nothing, Assistant Service Manager at Riverside Toyota. I'm not done yet.
#242 of 256 Re: Class Action Suit FIled Regading Windshields [rubyred4]
Sep 13, 2010 (9:26 pm)
Thank You for your post, scionskeptic.
So, am I correct in taking this to mean that you did indeed get a letter saying that the class action suit was decided in Scion owners' favor? Because I have not yet received one, if that is the case. Perhaps I will soon. Did you get this letter very recently?
Your experience with the Scion dealership sounds supremely frustrating... I feel your pain.
#243 of 256 Re: Information on cracked xb windshield reimbursment [kamala1]
Sep 14, 2010 (3:33 am)
so my 2008 Scion xb with the replaced windshield from the mysterious L crack is not part of the settlement? not fair!
#244 of 256 Re: Class Action Suit FIled Regading Windshields [rubyred4]
Sep 14, 2010 (3:19 pm)
I hope your able to get some closure with this. I'm on my 4th windshield. I got the letter, but in Flori-DUHHH about the only good thing about this place is that windshields are replaced for free under your insurance, and the way I read the notice you need to supply copies of charges to you, and show out of pocket expenses to qualify. If I'm wrong, PLEASE correct me. This is the first and last Toyota product I'll ever buy.Eventually the insurance companies will catch on and premiums will go up for those with the XB.
#245 of 256 Re: Information on cracked xb windshield reimbursment [xbme2]
Sep 22, 2010 (5:49 pm)
"... so my 2008 Scion xb with the replaced windshield from the mysterious L crack is not part of the settlement? not fair!"
Windshield complaints were solicited in 2006, and there only enough responses from 2006 owners to include in the lawsuit, which was settled after 4 years of litigation in the summer of 2010.
How is that unfair to 2008 owners of the completely different big box? Where were they back in 2006 when we needed them
#246 of 256 Re: Information on cracked xb windshield reimbursment [aatherton]
Nov 10, 2010 (7:23 am)
Where were they back in 2006 you ask?....well, I wasn't driving an 2008 Scion XB so was not aware of the problem that the Toyota dealers act like they never heard of. Just wondering how 2008 drivers are doing with the blind spot on rt side, anything that works well for that? Thanks...and also congrats on 2006'ers winning!
#247 of 256 I am the original poster of this thread
Nov 10, 2010 (9:45 am)
I am justgina and originally started this thread on 8/15/06. I did receive the Bauer vs. Toyota Claim Letter. My car still has the original windshield with the crack all the way across. I refused to replace it. I hope we get something SOON on the replacement windshields. It's been a long 4 years staring at that crack!! LOL
#248 of 256 Re:The settlement went through and deadlines are past.
Nov 16, 2010 (1:10 pm)
I had the same problem, just paid to have mine fixed, after having problems with toyota. Email: demfazmiclaw.com the class attorney to complain. About not being notified.