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2006 Scion xA repairs by problem area

Engine (61%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 33 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2006 Scion xA.

2006 Scion xA repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (20%)

Chart based on 30 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 xA

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Scion xA in Maryland, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2011

110000 mi

US $575
Engine light on and car's acceleration stutters or retarded. diagnostic test at dealer performed and determined that VVT-I gear & Cam Gear damaged. Recommend to replace VVT-I Gear and Cam Gear. Parts ordered but repairs done by another shop 

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2006 Scion xA 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion xA in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2014
Sep 2012

82000 mi

US $150
Exhaust pipe replacement 
Scion xA in Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

63000 mi

US $500
Camshaft timing was off. Needed a sensor & belt replaced. 
Scion xA in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

33000 mi

US $1800
Check engine light on, multiple sensors changed including computer controls for fuel injection Sensor for gas cap being shut malfunctioning third time with same issue 
Jun 2010

33000 mi

US $300
Did not pass inspection because of a service code requiring sensor replacement 
Scion xA in Idaho, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2016
Nov 2014

84300 mi

US $530
Replaced belts. Had to return three weeks later to have belts tightened, this car does not have an automatic belt tensioner. 
Jun 2015

93000 mi

US $100
Belts slipping again. Replaced with Gatorback? belts, had to return next day because it wasn't tight enough. Mechanic says design on this isn't great. 
Jan 2016

90300 mi

US $1200
A/C compressor frozen, common problem in Xa and first gen Xb vehicles after looking at scionlife message board. A/C clutch freezes and warps belts. Mech says it is a design flaw, no relay for A/C compressor so it's always running. 
Scion xA in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2017
Dec 2013

109000 mi

US $117
Car started normal but as the RPM's came back down started to run bad and eventually stalled. Would run fine with MAF sensor disconnected so replaced it but still ran bad when connected. Computer fixed itself, dealer couldn't reproduce probm 
May 2016

131000 mi

US $298
Front driver side door lock actuator failure. Door lock actuator purchased separately online then installed at dealer. 
Scion xA in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2013
Scion xA in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
Dec 2012

141000 mi

US $26
Replaced endlink bushings. 
Jan 2013

US $161
Injector cleaning and top end cleaning too. 
Scion xA in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2017
Apr 2008

31056.0 mi
Check Engine Light On Replaced charcoal canister Replaced vacuum switching valve 
Jun 2008

32927.0 mi
Check Engine Light On Performed TSB EG047-06 for water in evaporative emissions system 

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2006 Scion xA 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion xA in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

66340 mi

C $600
Fuel evaporative system - charcoal canister and filler assembly had leaks. Known problem on this car. 
Scion xA in Georgia, United States
Jun 2016 - Mar 2017
Dec 2016

143000 mi

US $450
Needed new rear shock absorbers and alignment 
Scion xA in Nevada, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2017
Oct 2013

90000 mi

US $500
Bad right rear wheel bearing. Was making a really loud humming noise while driving. 
Scion xA in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2017
Jul 2016

65200 mi

US $411
leaking water pump. 
Scion xA in Oregon, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2011
Jan 2011

61000 mi

US $199
We had an ignition problem. A connector came loose under the dash that caused the gear shift to lock (used manual bypass), had no heat, wipers or dash operations. It caused the car to stop running about an hour later. 
Scion xA in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

197000.0 mi

US $80
Tightened an exhaust clamp. Adjusted parking brake. Required dash disassembly. 
Scion xA in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

114000 mi
Spedometer and tachometer lights on the instrument cluster were not working. Instrument cluster was replaced. Headlight switch shorted out when the instrument cluster was replaced, so that was also replaced. 
Scion xA in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

53000 mi

US $143
Drive belts were cracked and were replaced. 
Scion xA in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2017
Nov 2013

98300 mi

US $150
battery replacement - original 
Sep 2014

105000 mi

US $480
new exhaust 
Mar 2015

113000 mi

US $830
belts replaced 
Scion xA in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
Sep 2013

89000 mi

US $250
Replaced driver side CV axle due to leak around boot. 
Scion xA in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2013
Jan 2011

56000 mi

US $455
Engine light came on. Camshaft gear assembly was replaced under warranty as per TSB. 
Jul 2013

89000 mi
Tail Lights stopped working on the tailend. They found that cable heading to rear was broken near the solderson the connector. 
Scion xA in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

US $300
Car stuttering, replaced coilwire and plugs 

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