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2006 Scion xB repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 100 repairs.
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2006 Scion xB repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (43%)

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Chart based on 92 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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

46100 mi
water pump replacement, had not failed but was leaking. 
Scion xB in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2015
Jan 2010

64000 mi
Bad horn relay. 
Aug 2010

75000 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

87800 mi
AC clutch went out. 
Sep 2013

122000 mi

US $300
Radiator replacement 
Jan 2014

87700 mi

US $245
Replace serpentine belts 
Jul 2015

140000 mi
AC never fixed. I live in MN. 
Scion xB in California, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2018
Apr 2016

139800 mi

US $60
Rear hatch switch failure 
Scion xB in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

94000 mi

US $1000
replaced broken compressor, then re-charged system 
Aug 2014

94000 mi
O2 sensor 
Scion xB in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2006 - Jun 2015
Aug 2006

2000 mi
Radio replaced under warranty - would change stations by itself. 
Oct 2010

24700 mi

US $210
Leaking gasket at the exhaust manifold. 
Jan 2013

40000 mi
Knock sensor went bad 
Sep 2013

45000 mi

US $200
Check engine and other idiot lights came on. Happened once before but they cleared it and did not replace any parts. This time they replaced the faulty Oxygen Sensor. 
Dec 2014

49000 mi

US $120
Trim piece over rear hatch handle broke away from body under normal use. Scion had a free fix that ended in Mar. 2014. I missed the deadline. I bought an aftermarket piece prepainted from D2BDmotorwerks.com and had my mechanic install it. 
Feb 2015

49000 mi

US $350
Exhaust system failed from cat back (not including catalytic converter). replaced pipe, muffler, and tip. 
Scion xB in Alabama, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2014
Jan 2010

101000 mi

US $115
replaced ignition coil #2 after check engine light and rough idle. found all ignition coils leaking fluid. 
Nov 2010

118900 mi

US $750
clutch replaced due to high torque slippage. 
Sep 2012

150000 mi

US $200
struts and shocks replaced to correct severe ride degradation 
Apr 2013

166000 mi

US $45
caliper slider pins seized. cleaned ok one and replaced rusted units. Replaced missing lubrication. 
Nov 2013

173700 mi

US $350
suction hose for a/c replaced due to leakage 
Jan 2014

177000 mi

US $1400
a/c compressor failure at 177,400 miles 
Scion xB in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2016
Dec 2012

102000 mi

US $300
Ball joint making noise and need to be replaced. So replaced both driver and passenger lower control arms since ball joints are not replaceable. 
Jul 2013

108700 mi

US $290
Water pump leaking and serpentine belts replaced. 
May 2015

130800 mi

US $300
shocks and struts worn out 
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 New Mexico, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

164000 mi

US $85
Serpentine belt replaced 
Scion xB in Illinois, United States
Nov 2015 - Feb 2018
Aug 2016

169700 mi

US $300
The original starter failed. New starter was put in. 
Scion xB in Indiana, United States
Sep 2007 - Jul 2015
Oct 2007

25114 mi
Rattle in dash began at 5000 miles. Toyota dealer tried unsuccessfully to repair. Took it to Scion dealer and entire dash was removed and extensively padded. Repair was completed same day and so far so good. Free loaner car was provided!! 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 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. 
Scion xB in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
May 2011

77000 mi

US $300
CV Joint needed to be repaired 
Jan 2016

128300 mi

US $132
Replace belts 
Scion xB in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

93200 mi

US $80
Replace Blower Resistor for Heater/AC Fan 
Sep 2017

120000 mi

US $116
Experiencing steering wheel vibration - culprits were ALL wheels out-of-balance. All re-balanced and rotated. 
Scion xB in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

152500 mi

US $700
Junction/fuse box short took out the rear tail lights and interior dash lights. Fees include $200 for diagnosis (2+ hours at $99 per hour to diagnose) and $500 to replace the junction box 
Scion xB in Colorado, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2014
Dec 2013

68000 mi

US $50
Car would not start after a cold snap. Battery, fuel, spark okay. Mechanic diagnosed fuel flooded engine due to short running time followed by cold snap resulting in pooling of gas in cylinders. 
Scion xB in Virginia, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

217000 mi

US $100
Rear bushings. 
Feb 2017

220000 mi

US $35
Cable links 
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 $800
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. 

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2006 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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 Minnesota, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2018
Jul 2015

95300 mi

US $125
Caliper replaced. 
May 2016

103000 mi

US $20
Serpentine belt broke. Pita to loosen alternator. Fairly easy to replace belt once wheel and shroud removed 
Oct 2016

104000 mi

US $300
pipe from cat convertor to muffler rusted, muffler split/shot. shop repaired for $300. 
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

41700 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. 
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. 
Scion xB in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2016
Mar 2013

163000 mi

US $800
Ac evaporation system leak replaced ac evaporation 
Feb 2015

204300 mi

US $700
Replaced alternator 
Apr 2015

206800 mi
The drain vents of the ac were clogged and needed to be flushed clean. The ac place was unable to do it with a simple blast of compressed air so they had to open up system they discovered evaperator was bad too 
Mar 2016

226000 mi

US $355
Replaced left front wheel bearing 
May 2016

229500 mi

US $546
Replaced starter which had shorted out and battery terminal 
Scion xB in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2017
Jan 2012

71800 mi

US $130
Rear hatch handle broke off 
Aug 2014

99000 mi

US $110
Air conditioning failed again, there's a slow leak somewhere. 
Scion xB in Colorado, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

101000 mi

US $150
cylinder 1 stopped working. turned out the coil wasn't fully bolted down, and water from a storm the day before got in. Mechanic shop dried it out, sealed, re-bolted. all parts still in good shape. Got oil change at same time. Not bad! 
Jun 2018

116000 mi

US $900
ABS module replaced with used one from parts network. $300 for used part, 500 or so for labor. From new estimated to cost $2500. Added synthetic oil change to this visit, ended up around 900 total. 
Scion xB in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

171500 mi
Noise from fan belts 
Apr 2017

206000 mi
Right front wheel bearing failed. 
Sep 2017

195000 mi
Brakes making noise, most likely normal wear and tear. Right front wheel bearing failed again five months later. Lifetime warranty. 
Dec 2017

209000 mi

US $2228
A vibration was being felt through out the entire car. The dealer inspected and found the engine mounts had, or were about to fail.  Front brake rotors were also replaced because they were to thin to go through another brake job. 
Scion xB in California, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017 Both lower control arm bushings were shot. Replaced entire control arm assembly on both sides. 
Scion xB in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

23101 mi

US $225
Just found this site, so far have had no major issues with my xb besides being on my 3rd windshield. First one covered, second I had to pay. 
Scion xB in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Feb 2018
Feb 2018

223000 mi

US $276
Grinding noise coming from under vehicle when applying brakes. 
Scion xB in Georgia, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2017

165000 mi

US $250
Power Steering pump belt replaced because of failure. Prophylactic replacement of alternator belt. Tire rotation balance and Align 
Oct 2017

180000 mi

US $20
Replace Headlight bulbs. I run the brightest I can buy. They burn out quicker but are great at night 
Scion xB in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2009

42406 mi
Replace throttle position sensor 
Apr 2009

43606 mi
Software upgrade 
Jan 2010

149000 mi
Replace gas cap assy 
Sep 2012

84000 mi
All 4 door actuators replaced under extended warranty. 
Feb 2013

90500 mi

US $350
Replace mass airflow sensor 
Dec 2015

139000 mi

US $1000
Fuel filler neck and Evap canister leak 
Oct 2017

157061 mi

US $30
Rear hatch handle replaced. 
Scion xB in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Jan 2015
Jun 2014

58000 mi

US $600
Main control for Windows and door locks quit working. Replaced. 
Scion xB in Ohio, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

95000 mi

US $37
Had to replace upper and lower driver door hinges, pin bushings wore out. Had to replace the gasket and bolts on the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold flange. 
Dec 2015

97000 mi

US $461
Replace belts and water pump. It was too hard to replace water pump, was better for dealer to do work and use OEM parts. Took 3 hrs to complete. Classic Toyota / Scion Mentor, Ohio great service no problems 100% happy. 
May 2016

101000 mi

US $100
Exhaust pipe after cat and before muffler rusted by weld for rubber bushing hangers,order parts from RockAuto and replace same. Week later had to re tighten rear clamp between muffler and new pipe, didn't make it tight enough the 1st time. 
Jun 2017

109000 mi

US $86
Had to replace muffler from union connection before rear axle, rust holes at union flange. 
May 2018

117000 mi

US $50
short in wiring harness for trailer lights replace rear hatch handle 
Scion xB in Maryland, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

256000 mi

US $190
replaced both rear wheel bearings and shocks (wear and tear items). Not hard, just took little longer because rear wheel bearing hub assemblies were rusted in place. 
Scion xB in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2015
Jan 2013

80200 mi

US $150
Rear hatch handle came loose and won't open 
May 2013

82400 mi

US $20
replace drive belts 
Scion xB in Alabama, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2014

138500 mi

US $1600
Replace shocks and struts Ac belt noisy Back brakes installed incorrectly by previous mechanic 

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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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2005 Scion xB

Engine not specified

Scion xB in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

129000 mi

US $1200
Fuel Intake-couldnt get fuel to go into the gas tank! 

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2005 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

108-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion xB in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Aug 2016
May 2014

46000 mi

US $550
Water pump getting noisy, replaced along with the usual 5k service. 
Scion xB in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2018
Jun 2015

153000 mi

US $395
Replaced AC compressor, dryer desiccant packet, and recharged with R134a freon. Replaced AC compressor, dryer desiccant packet, and recharged with R134a freon. 
Sep 2015

156000 mi
Replaced original power steering belt that broke and was left with no power steering. While at it also replaced the alternator belt. 
Nov 2015

157000 mi

US $685
Once again in a little over a year the AC evaporator was leaking freon. Oak leaves will etch holes on the aluminum causing the freon to leak out. 
May 2016

164000 mi
When I had the tires rotated I was informed the rear tires were feathering. I found the shock bushings were worn and compressed. Monroe sent new replacement shocks free under warranty. Replaced them myself. 
Jul 2016

164500 mi

US $24
Lost one wheel cover while driving. Originals cracked and worn. Replaced all 4 with aftermarket brands. Much better fit and greater visual appeal. 
Sep 2016

165000 mi

US $100
Water leaking into car from windshield upper left and upper right. Sealed with polyurethane black roofing rubber caulk. The leak was caused by a poor windshield replacement job. Not enough adhesive was used to seal the sides of the windshield. 
Nov 2016

167000 mi

US $77
Drivers door handle snapped when I tried to open door. I ordered a new door handle with matching paint. I replaced it myself. 
Dec 2016

168000 mi

US $21
Both reverse lamps not coming ON when backing up. Found reverse switch mounted on manual transmission was open. Replaced switch myself. 
Mar 2017

171000 mi

US $850
Loud intolerable noise coming from transmission & clutch assembly. Had manual transmission overhauled, new main bearings installed. Had clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing replaced. Airbag warning light constantly on, also a noise when the steering wheel was turned. The spiral cable clock spring assembly located below the steering wheel had a completely broken off ribbon cable. I replaced the spiral cable clock spring myself. This replacement also required the use of a steering wheel puller. Toyota wanted over $235.00 for this piece of plastic part. Found it on eBay brand new shipped for $13.00. I also had to buy a wheel puller from Harbor Freight for $14.00 to pull steering wheel out. 
Jan 2018

178000 mi

US $148
Battery died when temperature dropped to 26F. Located replacement battery online, started the car with a battery charger, drove to auto parts store, purchased and replaced the bad battery right at the auto parts parking lot. 
Mar 2018

179000 mi

US $9
When I removed the Left Rear flat tire I found 2 studs with stripped out threads and 2 damaged lug nuts. Damaged was caused by tire shop when I had tires rotated a few months prior. I ordered 2 wheel studs and 2 lug nuts online from local parts store and replaced them myself. Replacing damaged studs took 10 minutes, getting the stripped lock nuts off took almost 2 hours. 
Scion xB in Virginia, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

185910 mi

US $200
The windshield was cracked when I bought this car, so I had it replaced. The broken windshield significantly depressed the price of the car, which was nice... Their replies as to why they had not fixed the windshield were a little cagey... After buying the car, I learned that cracked windshields are a repeat problem in some Scion Xb's of this era. In retrospect I figured the owner must have had enough of the problem, and didn't want to fix yet another windshield. So far my windshield has held for five months... Crossing my fingers! 
Mar 2018

186000 mi
Electrical door locks were not working right. I replaced both driver-side (port side) lock actuator motors with non-OEM chinese clone actuators. They went in without any problem. This fixed the problem for a while. 
Scion xB in Alabama, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

192300 mi
Rear Shocks 
Scion xB in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
Jan 2010

49000 mi

US $75
Replaced downstream oxygen sensor. 
Jul 2011

59300 mi

US $6
License plate lights: removal of lenses resulted in broken-off screw and broken mounting bezel. Repaired with homemade solution rather than replace an expensive painted bezel. 
Sep 2012

69000 mi

US $200
Leaky front strut. Had to replace both front struts as a result. Also replaced the front stabilizer links. 
Scion xB in Oklahoma, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2017
Jun 2010

63000 mi
Idle Air Control was bad. 
Jul 2010

63500 mi
Idle Air Control went out two weeks after it was originally replaced. My car was still running rough after the second trip to the dealer. They couldn't give me a good reason for it other than, "These cars with little engines just idle rough." Short story - They left a hose unattached. I attached it. Fixed! 
Aug 2016

155900 mi
Replaced the Clutch - $1200 
Scion xB in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Feb 2015
Oct 2007

78000 mi

US $200
front passenger side wheel bearing replacement done by a decent mechanic not by the dealership 
Apr 2008

85100 mi

US $50
engine mount broke the transmission/engine mount under the engine in the hood but probably because of my crack pot mechanic since he only charged $50 to fix it 
May 2008

90000 mi

US $200
passenger side front strut replacement by my crack pot mechanic 
Mar 2009

119000 mi
I need to replace the driver side front wheel bearing and the engine mounts. I am experiencing horrible wheel hop/weird noise under the hood during hard take offs. napa clutch is still doing great 
Apr 2009

127000 mi

US $130
Bolts holding lower driver side engine mount sheared off, one bolt broke off in the hole, the other two stripped out had to drill out and retap the holes to a bigger gauge and finer thread Bolts holding lower driver side engine mount sheared off, one bolt broke off in the hole, the other two stripped out had to drill out and retap the holes to a bigger gauge and finer thread 
Mar 2010

148000 mi

US $1400
Transmission blew a seal needs to be replaced plus the engine mounts were replaced as well and the clutch too since we were right there, machined the flywheel. 
Jun 2011

180000 mi

US $600
my fourth clutch exploded with only 30,000 miles put on it. something about the splines on the pressure plate... 
Sep 2012

216000 mi

US $340
muffler flange came loose but was repairable. ignition coil went out on way to the mechanic lol coincidence. engine was burning 2 quarts of oil between oil changes did a engine flush and switched to 10w30 hopefully that will slow the burn. 
Mar 2013

230000 mi

US $338
cv knuckle failed dealer had me back on the road in 4 hours Des Moines Toyota is the real deal! 
Oct 2013

245800 mi

US $120
rear passenger power window motor burnt out and needed to be replaced. 
Mar 2014

257000 mi

US $550
i got the lucky water pump and alternator since they lasted this long. the water pump bearing started to make grinding noises so I knew it was going to go out. the alternator died four days later lol. 
Dec 2014

274000 mi
tube between gas tank and solenoid in the EVAP canister became clogged could not pump gas 
Feb 2015

286000 mi

US $740
Exhsust gasket on header flange wore out and melted my shifter cable so that it became stuck in first gear 
Scion xB in Connecticut, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2016
Aug 2007

42000 mi

US $350
Right front wheel bearing replaced 
Oct 2012

106000 mi

US $1900
Exhaust system. cat back 
Aug 2013

120000 mi

US $400
Check engine light went on, and was determined to be both a oxygen sensor and bad gas cap. 
Oct 2014

137000 mi

US $165
Evaporative system error. Still not fixed. Check engine light came on again. 
Nov 2014

138400 mi

US $800
Charcoal canister was not functioning and set off the engine light. Replaced part. 
Scion xB in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

76000 mi

US $600
A/C compressor leaks freon out the front shaft seal. A/C compressor leaks freon out the front shaft seal. 
Scion xB in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2015
Jul 2011

76000 mi
Tried to rotate tires myself, 1st rotation of dealer installed tires. 2 lug nuts "bound" while removing them, 1/8" off of rim. Went to dealer, replaced 2 studs & nuts, checked others, no cost repair their fault. 
Sep 2011

77000 mi
Snapped 2 more lugs dealer replaced free of charge, and removed all tires and checked all other lugs, am hoping not to have a problem in the future. Left rear door lock actuator intermittent, would mostly unlock and not lock. Opened door panel and disconnected actuator, replacement about $100 or so, decided to live with it, so now I have a manual lock without having to worry. 
Apr 2013

87300 mi
Rear hatch handle was loose; was going to fix it myself, but Scion sent me a warranty extension, along with all registered owners, that they would fix it free of charge and reimburse people whom already had it fixed! Even if they broke it! 
Aug 2013

90400 mi
Car started cranking "slow." Checked battery cells, one bad one. Grabbed my receipt from Autozone, they checked the battery, agreed with the bad cell & replaced under warranty. N/C 
Sep 2013

92000 mi

US $12
Had visiting relatives, decided the back lock actuator previously reported should be fixed.... both the L&R rear door locks were toast. AMAZON! $5.62 each free shipping universal locks, installed in a snap, been about a month, no problems! 
Mar 2014

95000 mi
Rear "Garnish" hatch handle snapped. Replace under extended warranty, provided N/C through Scion, just for this issue. :-) 
Jul 2014

97500 mi

US $5
TRAC OFF CEL & VSC ILLUMINATED. :-( PULLED NEGATIVE BATT CONNECTION, AND RELISED WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO HOOK THE BATTERY BACK UP, THAT A VAC HOSE HAD POPPED OFF ON TOP OF THE MASS AFS... REATTACHED HOSE, HOOKED UP BATTERY, STARTED, LIGHTS OFF PASSENGER SIDE FRONT DOOR LOCK ACTUATOR. DEAD. SPLICED IN AFTERMARKET FROM AMAZON, GOT 2 OF THEM $9.40 SHIIPING INCLUDED!WORKS FINE, AND WAS WAAAAAAY LESS THAN THE DEALER, PLUS I HAVE A SPARE FOR WHEN THE DRIVER DOOR ACUTATOR GOES..... 
Jul 2015

109500 mi

US $33
Noticed water pump weep hole, "weeping" and slinging coolant on the underside of the hood, not good. Car never got hot, replaced water pump, flushed cooling system, refilled with Toyota extended coolant, job done. What a PITA. 
Scion xB in Virginia, United States
Feb 2012 - Aug 2014
Jul 2012

96000 mi

US $150
Changed serpentine belt. Recharged a/c, it was low.  Changed rusted bolts on cat assembly. Replaced aftermarket muffler with stainless steel muffler assembly. No real problems. 
Jan 2014

US $500
Rear bumper is falling off. Driver door won't stay open on slight decline (car is leaning into gutter pan). Pushed on door and now it creaks and the window jams. I have the infamous P420 error code. There are so many possible causes that it is hard to know where to start. Ever since the OEM muffler had been replaced with an aftermarket "tip" and cheap muffler, nothing but muffler leaks. Front passenger window control has loosened and "caved in" falling into the door. I conjectured that maybe a thief broke it if trying to unlock the car through a crack in the window. This is a nuisance. After light flurries, I woke early and off to work. It was below freezing and some water may have gotten into the mirror assembly. So...my passenger side view mirror popped and left a perfect clean crack straight down the middle of it !?? 
Apr 2014

116700 mi

US $1
Rear hatch door has extra assembly attached to it that holds the lights above the license plate as well as electronic switch for opening the hatch. Assembly is held in place by two metal pins going into the back door or hatch. Broke off easy 
Jun 2014

125000 mi

US $120
Replaced exhaust using clamps no welds. Retained the catalytic converter. All of the clamp kits excluded bolts (needed), or the bolts were too short. 
Scion xB in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2017
Oct 2013

395000 mi
AC/Water pump belt broke. Engine overheated. Replaced belt & engine. Used engine from salvage yard (84K=$617) mechanic cost $1200. O also replaced clutch since it has over 200k miles of use. 
Dec 2014

404000 mi

US $1950
Cracked head; replaced with one purchased from Amazon.com replaced clogged catalytic converter; purchased at Amazon.com 
Sep 2016

422000 mi

US $375
Air Conditioner compressor failed; also changed spark plugs. 
Jan 2017

384300 mi

US $250
Starter failed. Towed to shop and starteR replaced. 
Scion xB in Missouri, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2016
Apr 2012

115000 mi

US $40
I replaced water pump 
Nov 2013

147000 mi

US $240
Replaced shocks, struts, and strut mounts 
Mar 2014

152000 mi

US $160
Exhaust flange rusted through & joint started leaking. Replaced resonator pipe, muffler, gasket & clamps. 
Scion xB in Oregon, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
Jan 2013

126200 mi

US $104
Blown strut, worn strut, driver and passenger side respectively. Replaced struts with kyb excel-G. 
Jul 2013

111800 mi

US $42
Flywheel was improperly machined at aamco during clutch installation, resulting in the formation of a hot spot. Replaced with a remanufactured flywheel. 
Jun 2014

120000 mi

US $16
Oil dipstick worn out, cracked in two pieces 

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2005 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

108-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion xB in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
Nov 2017

176000 mi

US $2400
it had bad sound wile driving 
Scion xB in Oregon, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

164200 mi
Right rear window will not operate, both left doors will not respond to fob 
Oct 2016

165000 mi

US $5
Replaced battery on key fob 
Oct 2017

175000 mi

US $30
tightened belt to alternator to get rid of whine when running air conditioner. 
Scion xB in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

67000 mi

US $32
CEL & Traction control light on. Problem was broken wires to MAF sensor. Replaced by owner. New connector was only $8, but each wire was $12! 
Dec 2009

95000 mi

US $120
VVT malfunction, replaced VVT oil pressure switch. 
Scion xB in Alabama, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

178000 mi

US $350
RIGHT REAR WHEEL BEARING STARTED HIGH PITCH SOUND. REPLACED BOTH REAR HUBS, ROTORS AND BRAKE PADS. 
Sep 2011

188000 mi

US $100
REAR HATCH HANDEL BROKE OFF. TRIED TO GET PART AT JUNK YARD AND FOUND OUT IT WAS A COMMON PROBLEM, AND THEY SOLD THEM AS SOON AS THEY GOT THEM. HAD TO BUY NEW PART, $100.00 AND TAKE INSIDE DOOR PANEL OFF TO GET TO SCREWS THAT HELD HANDEL. 
Scion xB in Kansas, United States
Jun 2005 - Mar 2018
Feb 2005 No repair 
Jul 2006

70000 mi

US $330
Oxygen sensor 
Jun 2010

222000 mi

US $135
Alternator 
Jul 2011

226000 mi

US $60
Replace thermostat 
May 2016

250000 mi

US $650
Replace Catalytic converter 
Jun 2017

255000 mi

US $150
Replace Oxygen sensors Ft and Rear 
Scion xB in Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2014
Dec 2010

68000 mi
Replaced rear plastic hatch lift handle (3rd time) which often breaks if hatch is locked and opening is attempted. Locking system often has rear hatch locked when driver door is unlocked. Inferior design. Air condition quit cooling (2nd time). Charge & fuses okay. Occurred after car wash. Suspect computer locks out compressor upon belt slip. Dealer quoted $1500 compressor replacement, but factory reset of computer restored. 
Oct 2012

71800 mi

US $85
Fourth time flimsy hatch latch broke off (this time when opened by a 130 pound woman). This is a design defect. If car is locked and an attempt is made to open the rear hatch, it breaks off (cheap plastic). 
Aug 2014

138000 mi
Bad ignition coil. Dash had check engine, abs cancel, skid control cancel. Frogged cyl 1 & 2 and confirmed. Ordered from California aftermarket and replacedn , under $20.00. 
Scion xB in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

160000 mi

US $3500
Fried #2 piston do to lean conditions reported by IAC Valve. 
Scion xB in Ohio, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2009
Mar 2009

39000 mi

US $250
Water pump started making noise and small leakage noticed. 
Scion xB in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2013
Jun 2009

65000 mi
Charcoal canister had to be replaced. Loose gasket from earlier repair. 
May 2010

85000 mi
Door gasket loose. 
Oct 2010

85000 mi
New oxygen sensor. 
Sep 2011

94000 mi

US $600
Door hatch broke Worn bushing replaced 
Apr 2012

103800 mi
Blown tire 
Jul 2012

108500 mi
O rings had to be replaced. 
Jan 2013

99200 mi
Front right bearing had to be replaced. 
May 2013

121400 mi
Compressor was replaced. 
Jul 2013

125000 mi
A/C recharge. Put in dye, but in follow-up found no signs of a leak. 
Sep 2013

125000 mi
Still no working air. Diagnosed as a bad evaporator assembly. Estimate of $1600 give. Between this and the condensor, we elected not to fix. 
Scion xB in Washington, United States
May 2008 - May 2013
Mar 2013

42000 mi

US $200
Worn front sway bar end-links and bushings replaced. 
Scion xB in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Aug 2014
Dec 2010

44000 mi

US $230
Right front wheel bearing failed early. 
Jun 2012

58000 mi

US $50
rust through and leak on exhaust pipe 
Scion xB in Florida, United States
Jan 2011 - Oct 2017
Sep 2016

132000 mi

US $90
HVAC blower motor. 
Scion xB in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

118000 mi

US $200
Wheel bearings tend to go quick on these cars...doesn't help when your car is lowered w 18s lol. You can find the cheap and brand new for 20$ on ebay 
Scion xB in Illinois, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2018
Nov 2010

40200 mi

US $150
Loud exhaust noise coming from under the car. Diagnosed as rusting of pipe near exhaust manifold. It was replaced by mechanic. 
Sep 2014

56000 mi

US $95
Part of the forward exhaust corroded. Shop cut it out and soldered in a replacement. 
Mar 2015

59000 mi
Check Engine light came on. Code for Evap system leak. Replaced the gas cap. 
Aug 2015

60000 mi

US $480
Replace fuel evap canister 
Jun 2016

64000 mi

US $840
Exhaust pipe - remove and replace including gasket A/C Recharge Replaced Stabilizer Bar Control Links 
Sep 2016

65000 mi
The muffler heat shield was rattling around as one connector had rusted away. A little pulling made the whole thing fall off. Did not replace. 
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $20
Replace rusted out exhaust piping The trunk handle had fallen apart. Replaced it with a new one. 
Scion xB in North Carolina, United States
- Sep 2007
Sep 2007

29500 mi
Have RS 2.o Exhaust fell off and was replaced with new RS2 DC sport exhaust 
Scion xB in New Jersey, United States
- Jan 2010
Jan 2010

59828 mi
1. two cracked drive belts 2. bad O2 sensor 3. exhaust leak at front gasket 
Scion xB in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2014
May 2011

120000 mi

US $250
drivers side wheel bearing replaced 
Jun 2012

150000 mi

US $250
replaced coil pack 
Scion xB in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

103500 mi

US $115
Like thousands of others, had to replace my rear hatch handle/latch (which failed due to inherent design flaw/weaknes)s. Bought substantially better handle from ScionPro, at lower cost, greater warranty, and much higher quality than factory. Like thousands of others, had to replace my rear hatch handle/latch (which failed due to inherent design flaw/weaknes)s. Bought substantially better handle from ScionPro, at lower cost, greater warranty, and much higher quality than factory. 
Sep 2015

133000 mi

US $65
Installed sleeve over rust-perforated exhaust pipe section 
Nov 2017

149000 mi

US $70
Second minor repair/patch of OEM exhaust system- involved welding a new pipe stub to the muffler, which had separated from the pipe at the original weld joint 
Jan 2018

149500 mi

US $95
Duracell Group 25 (3-year warranty) replaced prior battery after 7 years: Impressive longevity, given the harsh winter environs where this vehicle is in service! 
Feb 2018

150000 mi

US $300
OBD II device reported #3 cylinder misfire. Limped home 30 miles in well-below-zero temps. First, replaced all spark plugs (nearly 60,000 mile on them, burned to nubs) with NGK (6341) BKR5EIX Iridium IX units ($6.98 ea, shipped - from Amazon Prime). Though performance improved, #3 was still misfiriing. Swapped 3/4 ignition coils to confirm fault, then acquired four OEM Denso 6731306 Ignition Coils (also, from Amazon Prime, @ $58.78 each, shipped - as opposed to $125~$145 from dealer). Installed #3 only, holding others in reserve for the Scion xB or my daughter's 2004 Toyota Echo RS 5-door hatchback (Canadian), which shares the identical driveline. Note: the female ignition coil connectors on the wiring harness are notorious for failure, despite the greatest exercise of caution when removing. Dealer has no listing for individual replacements, offering only an $800~$1,000 complete engine wiring harness as a solution. A modicum of research led to the discovery that they share the identical part with the Toyota Lexus Ignition Coil Connector Plug (#90980-11885), which I acquired new (set of four) on eBay for $11.99. shipped. Haven't installed as yet, since my crossed zip-tie temporary fix has yet to fail... 
Mar 2018

151000 mi

US $30
Replace engine air filter, cabin air filter, PCV valve (less than 30 minutes, all told) 
Apr 2018

151400 mi

US $150
Replaced front rotor and pads 
Scion xB in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

178000 mi

US $25
Running rough, replaced 1 coil pak. 
Sep 2016

188000 mi
Visit for oil change and check brakes. They broke brake parts during disassemble. Had to replace Rear shoes, 1 brake cylinder. Shop paid cost to repair. 
Jan 2017

190000 mi

US $363
Trip from Mn to Ms, 200 miles from destination, engine light came on, My remote start was able to tell me the battery was getting low. Deduced alternator problem. Dealer replaced alternator with rebuilt. 
Scion xB in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2014
Apr 2009

50 mi

US $30
Replaced accessory belts to remedy a squeal. Noise came back shortly afterwards. We'll have to live with it along with the dash squeak. 
Nov 2009

56 mi

US $150
Wiper switch going bad. Intermittent and mist settings will no longer park the wipers. Switch needs replaced. 
Scion xB in Maryland, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2014
May 2014

259000 mi
declined wheel bearing repair failed Maryland emission due to catalytic converter 
Jun 2014

259000 mi
wheel bearings, catalytic converter, 
Scion xB in Ohio, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2018
Nov 2013

54900 mi

US $265
would not accelerate; lost power on interstate; car kept bucking Front Oxygen sensor replaced 
Jul 2018

80000 mi

US $75
Front brake pads were replaced & rust removed 
Scion xB in Georgia, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2015
Jun 2014

149000 mi

US $359
Replaced cylinder coil 
Jan 2015

133500 mi

US $70
Replaced 2 belts; power steering and another 
Oct 2015

205000 mi

US $200
Ignition coil 

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2004 Scion xB

Engine not specified

Scion xB in Florida, United States
Oct 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

90000 mi

US $4300
The check engine light came on when the overheating light came on causing a blown head gasket. 

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2004 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

108-horsepower 1.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion xB in Georgia, United States
Jan 2011 - Apr 2017
Dec 2015

145000 mi

US $95
Coil pack went bad on cylinder 3. Replaced. Also new spark plugs. 
Jul 2016

153700 mi

US $100
Left rear wheel bearing assy. Started making noise. 
Nov 2016

159900 mi

US $60
Battery died could not be recharged. 2nd battery 
Scion xB in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

111300 mi

US $325
Drivers side rear wheel bearing. 
Dec 2014

125000 mi

US $240
Coil failure # 1 cyl 
Scion xB in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jul 2017
Jul 2011

80600 mi

C $60
All 4 power door lock motor lost power within a range of 3 months. Installed aftermarket door lock motors (actuators) and problem went away. 
Nov 2011

84940 mi

C $80
Rear driver side power door lock motor not working. Front power door motors went bad 6 months prior, those were replaced. Now replacing the rear left one. 
May 2015

116760 mi

C $1500
Wheel bearing noise, noise in 4th and 5th gear. Also changed clutch and moved to synthetic oil. Lowered suspension 1.5". 
Scion xB in California, United States
May 2012 - Aug 2013
Jul 2012

107000 mi

US $1700
Replace clutch, and front Brakes 
Scion xB in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2018
Oct 2009

105000 mi
water pump replacement 
Feb 2011

132000 mi

US $1125
Rattle in clutch assembly - replace all parts in clutch except the clutch plate, which was resurfaced. 
Mar 2011

134000 mi

US $3400
tranmission was making grinding noise. replaced. 
Dec 2014

190000 mi
leaking drive train seal replacement, brakes front and back 
Sep 2015

199000 mi

US $2500
due to multiple check engine lights, needed to replace air flow sensor, O2 sensor, canister, fuel lines, and gas cap. 
Feb 2016

204700 mi

US $140
replaced control arm bushings 
May 2016

207000 mi

US $606
alternator replacement 
Scion xB in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2015
May 2014

218000 mi

US $100
Replaced original starter 
Jul 2014

221000 mi

US $80
Original muffler finally rusted out 
Scion xB in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015

220000 mi

US $100
CEL light indicated O2 sensors out. Both O2 sensors changed with Denso parts. Resonator pipe replaced due to crack. 
Scion xB in Wisconsin, United States
- Dec 2009
Dec 2009

98500 mi

US $1250
Replace catalytic converter 
Scion xB in Maryland, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

148000 mi

US $300
Failed ignition coil replaced. 
Dec 2013

164000 mi

US $1000
Catalytic converter replaced. Oxygen sensors replaced. 
Oct 2016

187300 mi

US $700
CEL was on and car was loud. Shop replaced the water pump, serpentine belt, alternator belt and gas cap. 
Scion xB in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

239800 mi

US $200
Ignition key no longer worked. Ignition lock replaced. 
Sep 2017

296000 mi

US $250
Plugs installed too long causing carbon buildup and misfire. Replace sparks plugs and had 21 point inspection completed. 
Jun 2018

311500 mi

US $500
Exhaust warning light on. Replaced catalytic converter. 
Scion xB in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Nov 2016
Oct 2015

281000 mi

US $300
Wheel bearing - Rear 
Dec 2015

296000 mi

US $300
Knock sensor, plugs, belts 
Apr 2016

326000 mi

US $475
Left sway bar changed Cat converter replaced. 
May 2016

326500 mi

US $180
Battery light came on, drove home 135 miles from PA border to Phila. Changed alternator, cleaned battery posts. 
Scion xB in Alabama, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2017
Oct 2013

77000 mi

US $65
Emission system--check engine light, replaced vapor canister 
Sep 2016

87000 mi

US $300
REPLACED CHARCOAL CANISTER AND PURGE VALVE. CHECK ENGINE WENT OUT FOR A WHILE BUT SOME MONTHS LATER WENT BACK ON AGAIN. I CAN GET IT PAST INSPECTION BUT IT IS ANNOYING THAT THE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM DOES NOT FUNCTION WITH CEL ON 
Sep 2017

94000 mi

US $70
A/C RECHARGE--WORKS LIKE NEW 
Nov 2017

97000 mi

US $1000
Shot passenger rear hub Replace rear emergency brake cable Leaking rear brake line 
Dec 2017

97500 mi

US $450
Leaking gas tank 
Scion xB in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2014 - Aug 2016
May 2016

95000 mi

US $25
Strut link bushings deteriorated due to age; replaced. 

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2004 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

108-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Scion xB in Kansas, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2013
Jul 2011

153500 mi

US $300
Overheating - although thermostat was working correctly. Replaced fan and temp sensor. Ten days because of miscommunication. 
Scion xB in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2018
Jun 2008

22500 mi

US $100
Replaced donut between exhaust manifold and down pipe. First and only repair! 
Sep 2011

45000 mi

US $156
Water pump was squelling badly, opened the hood and saw the water pump pully wobbling. Replaced water pump. 
May 2014

70100 mi

US $300
Failed State Inspection for Emission, replaced surge valve and carbon cannister 
Aug 2014

72100 mi

US $168
Wheel bearing block replaced on right rear wheel 
Scion xB in Oregon, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2016
Dec 2010

112000 mi

US $300
Check engine P0420. Just replaced catalytic converter only. 
Jun 2013

151000 mi
Radiator leaked and was replaced. Warranty replacement of hatch latch on back door. The latch had started to fail and I was looking to repair when the warranty letter came in the mail. Manna from heaven. ;-) 
Apr 2014

160800 mi

US $10
Loose ac belt. Mechanic tightened it. replaced a headlight. 
Sep 2014

171000 mi

US $160
Replaced power steering belt and other belt due to squeaking. 

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