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2008 Scion xB repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (22%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (10%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (13%)

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2008 Scion xB brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (31%)

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2008 Scion xB

Engine not specified

28000 mi

US $350
Also, replaced rear brakes, pads and rotors. 

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2008 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

22700 mi Traction control malfunction, lights came on, fuel was cut off, wheels locked up. I turned off Traction Control, drove it to the dealer. They couldn't find problem, recalibrated Sensor and it's been fine since. 
50000 mi

US $50
Parking brake was partially stuck. It was adjusted. 
1000 mi Parking brake cable had way too much play in it, making the handle very loose. 
87700 mi

US $77
Right rear caliper was stuck, causing excessive wear on the brake pad, scoring the drum and necessitating the need to replace the rotors. 
33000 mi All indicator lights went on simultaneously and stayed on. TSB indicating loose/broken wire to the ABS system. I was told ABS might go out but that regular brakes would continue to work. ABS never went out. They replaced ABS hub and sensor wire. 
56500 mi

US $800
Caliper slider froze up on rear wheels, burning the brake rotors 
58000 mi The ABS sensor went out on left/front, shutting down ABS and anti-skid controls. Decided to not have repaired at this time due to cost (est. $600.00). Found out that dashboard display will NOT show ABS is out if it is out longer than a day! 
24000 mi Brake cable froze up causing rear disc caliper to seize upon rear disc in sub freezing weather. Replaced with 2009 brake cable. 

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2008 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

105000 mi

US $86
Sliding pin on caliper was stuck, causing brake pads to wear unevenly and quickly. Replaced rear brake pads & hardware. 
106300 mi VSC,ABS,trac off,Brake lights came on dashboard after a light snowfall. Mechanic test drove, put the car on the lift and checked sensors - and the lights on the dashboard turned off. 
107000 mi VSC,ABS,trac off,Brake lights came on dashboard again, after a heavy rain. Lights were on all weekend. Dropped car off Monday morning and lights were still on. When the mechanic started the car later, no lights were on so no repair attempted 
107300 mi VSC,ABS,trac off,Brake lights came on dashboard again. Mechanic had car for a week- ordered 2 bearings with bad sensors. Could not get warehouse to send them another. They replaced some wiring and sent us home. 
110000 mi

US $385
Replaced left rear wheel hub assembly Had rear left wiring harness replaced. Cost includes diagnosis fee and labor. 
54000 mi

US $60
Replaced front and rear pads. Front worn 95% rear 80%. Rotors were smooth and didn't need turning. It took about an hour to complete the job. 54346 miles. 
54000 mi

US $860
Rear Brakes and rotors replaced 
136000 mi

US $295
brakes repaired 
53000 mi Replaced all 4 rotors 
62000 mi

US $475
Replaced 1 ABS module due to corrosion at contacts. The other was able to be cleaned 

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2008 Scion xB Brake Problems

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