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Scion xB Electrical Problems

554 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Scion xB. 36 of these members (6.5%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 53 electrical repairs to Scion xBs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Scion xB problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Scion xB repairs by problem area

Chart based on 330 repairs.

Scion xB electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 64 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

5000 mi   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

6000 mi   wiring harness replaced something related to the first problem 

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2008 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

24000 mi   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 US $165 Battery wouldn't hold a charge, so it was replaced. I managed to roll start it backing out of our driveway. 
1000   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. 

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2008 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

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

24000 mi   air conditioning repeatedly lost cooling gas.  
20000   Plugged evaporator drain hose 

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2006.5 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

61000 mi US $253 Alternator Bearing went out - shop installed new alternator. 

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2006 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

27000 mi   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. 
28500   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 
64000   Bad horn relay. 
85000   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   AC clutch went out. 

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2005 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

108-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

76000 mi US $600 A/C compressor leaks freon out the front shaft seal. 

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