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2005 Scion xB Electrical Problems

90 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Scion xB. 8 of these members (8.9%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 16 electrical repairs to 2005 Scion xBs--an average of 0.2 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 2005 Scion xB problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2005 Scion xB repairs by problem area

Chart based on 96 repairs.

2005 Scion xB electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 21 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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2005 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

108-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

96000 mi US $150 Changed serpentine belt. Recharged a/c, it was low.  
246700 US $120 rear passenger power window motor burnt out and needed to be replaced. 
257000   i got the lucky water pump and alternator since they lasted this long. the water pump bearing started to make grinding noises so I knew it was going to go out. the alternator died four days later lol. 
76000 US $600 A/C compressor leaks freon out the front shaft seal. 
77000   Left rear door lock actuator intermittent, would mostly unlock and not lock. Opened door panel and disconnected actuator, replacement about $100 or so, decided to live with it, so now I have a manual lock without having to worry. 
91000   Car started cranking "slow." Checked battery cells, one bad one. Grabbed my receipt from Autozone, they checked the battery, agreed with the bad cell & replaced under warranty. N/C 
92000 US $12 Had visiting relatives, decided the back lock actuator previously reported should be fixed.... both the L&R rear door locks were toast. AMAZON! $5.62 each free shipping universal locks, installed in a snap, been about a month, no problems! 
97000   PASSENGER SIDE FRONT DOOR LOCK ACTUATOR. DEAD. SPLICED IN AFTERMARKET FROM AMAZON, GOT 2 OF THEM $9.40 SHIIPING INCLUDED!WORKS FINE, AND WAS WAAAAAAY LESS THAN THE DEALER, PLUS I HAVE A SPARE FOR WHEN THE DRIVER DOOR ACUTATOR GOES..... 
59700 US $6 License plate lights: removal of lenses resulted in broken-off screw and broken mounting bezel. Repaired with homemade solution rather than replace an expensive painted bezel. 

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2005 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

108-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

56 mi US $150 Wiper switch going bad. Intermittent and mist settings will no longer park the wipers. Switch needs replaced. 
68000   Air condition quit cooling (2nd time). Charge & fuses okay. Occurred after car wash. Suspect computer locks out compressor upon belt slip. Dealer quoted $1500 compressor replacement, but factory reset of computer restored. 
109000   O rings had to be replaced. 
123300   Compressor was replaced. 
126000   A/C recharge. Put in dye, but in follow-up found no signs of a leak. 
128000   Still no working air. Diagnosed as a bad evaporator assembly. Estimate of $1600 give. Between this and the condensor, we elected not to fix. 

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