2008 Scion xB Scion xB 2008

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2008 Scion xB repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (11%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (11%)

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2008 Scion xB brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (67%)

Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

All indicator lights went on simultaneously and stayed on. TSB indicating loose/broken wire to the ABS system. I was told ABS might go out but that regular brakes would continue to work. ABS never went out. They replaced ABS hub and sensor wire. 
56000 mi

US $800
Caliper slider froze up on rear wheels, burning the brake rotors 
58000 mi The ABS sensor went out on left/front, shutting down ABS and anti-skid controls. Decided to not have repaired at this time due to cost (est. $600.00). Found out that dashboard display will NOT show ABS is out if it is out longer than a day! 
49800 mi

US $50
Parking brake was partially stuck. It was adjusted. 
24000 mi Brake cable froze up causing rear disc caliper to seize upon rear disc in sub freezing weather. Replaced with 2009 brake cable. 
23100 mi Traction control malfunction, lights came on, fuel was cut off, wheels locked up. I turned off Traction Control, drove it to the dealer. They couldn't find problem, recalibrated Sensor and it's been fine since. 
1000 mi Parking brake cable had way too much play in it, making the handle very loose. 
87300 mi

US $77
Right rear caliper was stuck, causing excessive wear on the brake pad, scoring the drum and necessitating the need to replace the rotors. 

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2008 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

158000 mi

US $150
Replaced front brake rotors and pads. 
91760 mi I bought the parts for a complete brake job from Toyota two years ago and did it in my shop. The car had sat outside for extended periods intermittent with winter driving. After two years the rear callipers were badly seized so I bought front and rear callipers and rotors, as well as pads from RockAuto.com. The brakes are fine now, and likely will remain so for another two years. 
105000 mi

US $86
Sliding pin on caliper was stuck, causing brake pads to wear unevenly and quickly. Replaced rear brake pads & hardware. 
105900 mi VSC,ABS,trac off,Brake lights came on dashboard after a light snowfall. Mechanic test drove, put the car on the lift and checked sensors - and the lights on the dashboard turned off. 
107000 mi VSC,ABS,trac off,Brake lights came on dashboard again, after a heavy rain. Lights were on all weekend. Dropped car off Monday morning and lights were still on. When the mechanic started the car later, no lights were on so no repair attempted 
107200 mi VSC,ABS,trac off,Brake lights came on dashboard again. Mechanic had car for a week- ordered 2 bearings with bad sensors. Could not get warehouse to send them another. They replaced some wiring and sent us home. 
110000 mi

US $320
Replaced left rear wheel hub assembly Had rear left wiring harness replaced. Cost includes diagnosis fee and labor. 
130000 mi

US $240
Caliper pins tend to stick in this car, causing rotors and brake pads to wear somewhat quickly. Had new rear brake pads and rotors put on. 
90000 mi

US $600
Rear Brake pads, rotors, new calipers. 
62000 mi

US $475
Replaced 1 ABS module due to corrosion at contacts. The other was able to be cleaned 

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2008 Scion xB Brake Problems

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