2006 Scion xB Problems and Repair Histories

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2006 Scion xB repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 73 repairs.

2006 Scion xB repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (52%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 31 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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2006 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion xB in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2015
Jan 2010

64000 mi
Bad horn relay. 
Aug 2010

76000 mi

US $425
Broken transaxle mount. It also caused an exhaust leak, which is what prompted me to take it in. 
Mar 2011

85000 mi
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. 
Jul 2011

88700 mi
AC clutch went out. 
Sep 2013

120500 mi

US $154
replaced the radiator. Not too tough, although very tight working space. 2nd part to go bad in over 120,000 MILES. 
Jan 2014

125300 mi

US $245
Replace serpentine belts 
Jul 2015

140000 mi
AC never fixed. I live in MN. 
Scion xB in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2009 - Nov 2013
Jul 2009

58000 mi
Cam timing gear (VVT-i actuator) replaced under TSB EG003-07 
Nov 2013

98000 mi
Water pump leaking. Had taken car in for new belts a month ago. Then took in for new brakes last week and dealer reported that water pump was leaking. Strange they didn't notice when belts were replaced. 
Scion xB in Indiana, United States
Sep 2007 - Jul 2015
Oct 2007

25114 mi
Had horrible rattle in dash that had been looked at before by a Toyota dealer. Took it to a certified Scion dealership and entire dash was removed, padded and replaced. Problem seems ok at this point in time. 
Scion xB in Nevada, United States
Nov 2008 - Oct 2010
Mar 2009

30000 mi

US $50
CEL, did not have info left in the computer by the time I got to the shop two days later.  
Apr 2009

33000 mi
cam gear replaced on VVT.  
May 2010

47000 mi
water pump replacement, had not failed but was leaking. 
Scion xB in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2007 - Feb 2010
Nov 2007

27000 mi
The car hesitates when shifting to 3rd gear (manual transmission). Doesn't happen all the time...dealer could not duplicate. 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. 
Jan 2008

28500 mi
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 
Mar 2008

34000 mi
Front drivers-side wheel "groans" when turning sharp left. Dealer unable to duplicate. Sound occurs once almost every day. 
Dec 2009

65000 mi

US $880
Check engine light, VSC and TRAC OFF button illuminated. Strong fuel smell coming from car. Shop diagnosed error codes related to evap system. Found water in fuel line. Cleared water and error codes. All systems working. Same problem as previous trip to non-dealer repair shop. Dealer diagnosed broken fuel neck pipe, ordered part and installed to correct problem. Fuel filler neck replaced to fix leak. Charcoal canister failed also and was replaced for a total repair cost of ~$800. I have contact Scion Customer Experience and requested refund of repair costs. Known problem and 3rd canister in 3 years. 
Scion xB in Florida, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2010
Aug 2010

70000 mi

US $1060
Clutch assembly replaced. The clutch lining itself had not worn out, but other components in the clutch assembly had failed, causing the clutch to chatter severely. 

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2006 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion xB in Florida, United States
Mar 2008 - May 2014
Nov 2009

38000 mi

US $160
Rear shocks were replaced and drivers side rear wheel bearing unit was replaced. Apparently the wheel bearings are known to go out prematurely. Repair was very easy and total cost of parts was $ 160. Had to replace tire due to uneven wear from this. 
Feb 2010

42000 mi

US $91
Rear Hatch handle broke. Original Toyota battery was cranking slow and had to be jumped twice. Went ahead and replaced with new Bosch battery from PepBoys. Super Happy. 
Mar 2013

74000 mi

US $587
Brakes needed to be replaced 
Scion xB in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2013
Apr 2009

56000 mi

US $20
Radiator leak. fixed it with alumaseal. May replace radiator later.  
May 2010

71000 mi

US $200
radiator sprung a leak, replaced radiator 71344 miles. 
Scion xB in Virginia, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2009
Jun 2009

21000 mi
Maintenance required dummy light came on. No known reason, reset by dealership. 

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2006 Scion xB 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Scion xB in Oregon, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

33000 mi

US $235
#engine oil change light on. 30000 miles service 

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2006 Scion xB Repair Histories

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