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Scion xB, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, Hatchback
#302 of 312 Frozen Windows
Jul 06, 2008 (8:29 am)
This is a warning to those living in cold climates who are considering buying the new generation of the Scion xB. I bought the 2008 xB in February and was soon surprised to learn that as often as not there would be one or two windows that I could not roll down (electronically) when the temperature was below freezing. There is apparently some problem with the design of the gaskets that allows moisture to creep in. When it freezes, the motor "decides" that it's better to stop trying than to burn itself out, and the window stays put. I live in upstate New York, and park my vehicle outdoors.
Apparently Scion believes that this is normal behavior, though they said that they added some grease. As this was done late in the season, I don't yet know if it will have any effect. They warned me that there have been customers whose doors have become frozen shut.
#303 of 312 Sensetracs for 2008 XB
Jan 19, 2009 (1:55 pm)
Am wondering if the SENSETRAC rear shocks available at Sears for the 05/06 and 07 Scion XB will fit the 08??? I had them in my hand but was affraid to put them on...Is frame different then earlier style and does the ride change for you guys that installed them
#304 of 312 Re: Sensetracs for 2008 XB [waps]
Jan 19, 2009 (2:01 pm)
It's a completely different vehicle, so I doubt they would fit.
#305 of 312 Re: Sensetracs for 2008 XB [texases]
Jan 26, 2009 (8:09 pm)
Thanks...Well they are putting something on there, I would sure like to know what they are...
#306 of 312 Help!! scion timing chain trouble
Nov 16, 2009 (8:52 am)
The tensioner froze and the chain slipped a bunch of teeth. I've got the timing cover off, using the manual, etc... and can't seem to get the timing chain set correctly - I line up the marks as noted in the manual, turn the crank by hand, and the marks never line up again.
#307 of 312 Rear wheel bearing goes bad at 20k miles
Jan 20, 2010 (2:58 pm)
My 2008 xB developed a noise in the rear about about 20k miles. I first thought it was the tire and that a rotation may take care of it. It didn't. It would start at about 30 MPH and reach the loudest about 60. Some days it's louder than others. I put on about 2500 miles a month on it, and is now just over 30k miles. I figured I better take it in to the dealer to look at it and see if it's the tires or the bearing. Turns out the rear right bearing and hub is bad. Good thing I'm getting this done under warranty. The dealer quoted a price of $850 for the job, and at first wanted me to admit I'd done something stupid like hitting a curb (which I didn't). I had to get him to ask Toyota to cover this under warranty. Doing a bit of online research on the xB and other Scion communities, the xB rear bearings have had a known history of early demise since the first generation. Someone said they were taken from the Echo and put on the xB. Are they the same as the ones on the Corolla? No wonder they're going bad. Some people have had multiple failures of rear bearings. One person replaced five in about 150k miles. This scares me as it's not a cheap job. Although some have said aftermarket bearings are much better and will hold. It's the OEM Toyota ones that are bad. Anyone else have had a similar experience?
#308 of 312 Re: used 2008
Jun 18, 2011 (5:52 am)
mac, i'm about to buy a used 2008 xB with 49K miles on it. I don't know the service history on it. what kinds of things should i look for with this many miles on the engine/drive train. its out of warranty for sure, but is that anything to be concerned about?
#309 of 312 Squeeling windshield
Jun 19, 2011 (6:55 pm)
Driving the 2008 xB about 75 mph and the windshield starts making a squeeling sound from time to time. Anyone else experienced this? it mostly happens when a gust of wind occurs at any speed above about 70 mph. really aggravating for a vehicle of this class.
Jul 18, 2011 (10:47 am)
A reporter is interested in speaking with a current or former Scion owner who may have lost interest in the brand. Did Scion get too conventional/mainstream? Does it need to return to its edgier roots? If you care to share your comments, please email your daytime contact info to predmunds.com no later than noon on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
#311 of 312 squealing windshield
Nov 28, 2011 (4:40 pm)
My wife had her RS 8.0 in for windshield issues four times and has had three windshields installed, so far it seems to have stopped. But we dont trust it, we drive around listening for sounds now, each time expecting to hear something.
If it wasnt leaking water it was whistling very loud. However, the way Scion handled it we are never buying another Toyota product. They did offer to make four payments for each of the trips to the dealership. We wanted out of the lease to get into another Toyota vehicle. The corporate rep decided that the windshield leaking water or making noise was two separate problems and not related. Although they said all the problems came from not doing the seal properly. We should have gotten a lemon lawyer.
We have purchased nine Toyotas' in the last ten years. We currently own two second gen. xB RS, I have a RS 5.0
I'm so glad we didnt purchase this car, just 2 more years and it becomes someone elses problem. Maybe it will get totaled this winter to rid it from any other poor sucker from being stuck with this miserable piece of crap.