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2006 Scion xB Problems and Repair Histories

116 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Scion xB. 32 of these members (27.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 50 repairs to 2006 Scion xBs--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Scion xB problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Scion xB problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 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 2006 Scion xB repairs by problem area

42% of the 2006 Scion xB repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 50 repairs.

2006 Scion xB repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Scion xB repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 19% cost less than $100, 57% between $100 and $499, 14% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

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.
Non-members can see only ten 2006 Scion xB problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion xB in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 63000    
64000 0 Bad horn relay. 
76000 425 Broken transaxle mount. It also caused an exhaust leak, which is what prompted me to take it in. 
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. 
122500 154 replaced the radiator. Not too tough, although very tight working space. 2nd part to go bad in over 120,000 MILES. 
125000 245 Replace serpentine belts 
Scion xB in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 57000    
58000 0 Cam timing gear (VVT-i actuator) replaced under TSB EG003-07 
98000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 24000    
25000 0 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. 
112000  
Scion xB in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 26000    
30000 50 CEL, did not have info left in the computer by the time I got to the shop two days later.  
33000 0 cam gear replaced on VVT.  
47000 0 water pump replacement, had not failed but was leaking. 
 
Scion xB in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 24000    
27000 0 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. 
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 
34000 0 Front drivers-side wheel "groans" when turning sharp left. Dealer unable to duplicate. Sound occurs once almost every day. 
65000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 22000    
70000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 21000    
38000 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 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. 
74000 587 Brakes needed to be replaced 
Scion xB in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 50000    
56000 20 Radiator leak. fixed it with alumaseal. May replace radiator later.  
71000 200 radiator sprung a leak, replaced radiator 71344 miles. 
125000  
Scion xB in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 10000    
21000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 18000    
33000 235 #engine oil change light on. 30000 miles service 
 

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