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Scion xB Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

523 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Scion xB. 82 of these members (15.7%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 42 electrical and air conditioning repairs to Scion xBs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Scion xB problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Scion xB problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Scion xB problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Scion xB repairs by problem area

35% of the Scion xB repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 11% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 252 repairs.

Scion xB electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the Scion xB electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 52% between $100 and $499, 12% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 10% more than $2500.

Chart based on 58 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Scion xB Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion xB in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 0    
5000 0 Driver side rear window didn't operate. Power plug-in found to be loose. 
 

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2009 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

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

Scion xB in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 5000    
6000 0 wiring harness replaced something related to the first problem 
55000  

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2008 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion xB in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 23000    
24000 0 Dealer thought that the dash light dimmer switch was broken. Ordered part and gave me a loaner. Turns out they were just fuses. Fuses replaced and car is fine. 
57000 165 Battery wouldn't hold a charge, so it was replaced. I managed to roll start it backing out of our driveway. 
Scion xB in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 1000    
1000 0 Problems with loss of signal with Satellite radio. Strange burning brake smell when car is in Reverse as well as idling in traffic. Happens when heater is on in the car. 
37000  

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2008 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

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

Scion xB in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 1000    
24000 0 air conditioning repeatedly lost cooling gas.  
53000  
Scion xB in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 1000    
20000 0 Plugged evaporator drain hose 
 

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2006.5 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion xB in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 59000    
61000 253 Alternator Bearing went out - shop installed new alternator. 
135000  

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2006 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion xB in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 24000    
27000 0 Radio stations advance/tune when not being touched. Happens mostly while car is warming up (either at standstill or whiel moving). Dealer could not duplicate because car had been driven and warmed. 
32000 0 Did research of TSBs for Scion and found issue relating to radio changing stations by itself. Brought to dealer who ordered new radio and replaced. Problem resolved 
 
Scion xB in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 63000    
64000 0 Bad horn relay. 
85000 0 Door-open switch lost its ground, so the tone for lights on, keys in car and door is open did not work. Drained battery twice. 
88700 0 AC clutch went out. 
125000  

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2005 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

108-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion xB in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 76000    
76000 600 A/C compressor leaks freon out the front shaft seal. 
 

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