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2006 Scion xB Repair Histories

119 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Scion xB. 36 of these members (30.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 63 repairs to 2006 Scion xBs--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 63 repairs.

2006 Scion xB repair cost distribution

Chart based on 24 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 - Jun 2014
64000 mi   Bad horn relay. 
76000 US $425 Broken transaxle mount. It also caused an exhaust leak, which is what prompted me to take it in. 
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. 
120500   replaced the radiator. Not too tough, although very tight working space. 2nd part to go bad in over 120,000 MILES. 
125300   Replace serpentine belts 
Scion xB in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2009 - Nov 2013
58000 mi   Cam timing gear (VVT-i actuator) replaced under TSB EG003-07 
98000   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 - Jun 2014
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
30000 mi US $50 CEL, did not have info left in the computer by the time I got to the shop two days later.  
33000   cam gear replaced on VVT.  
47000   water pump replacement, had not failed but was leaking. 
Scion xB in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2007 - Feb 2010
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. 
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 
34000   Front drivers-side wheel "groans" when turning sharp left. Dealer unable to duplicate. Sound occurs once almost every day. 
65000 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
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
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. 
42000   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. 
74000   Brakes needed to be replaced 
Scion xB in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2013
56000 mi US $20 Radiator leak. fixed it with alumaseal. May replace radiator later.  
71000   radiator sprung a leak, replaced radiator 71344 miles. 
Scion xB in Virginia, United States
May 2008 - Dec 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
33000 mi US $235 #engine oil change light on. 30000 miles service 

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