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2006 Scion xB repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 97 repairs.
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2006 Scion xB repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (43%)

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Chart based on 89 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 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 - Oct 2017
May 2011

77000 mi

US $300
CV Joint needed to be repaired 
Jan 2016

US $132
Replace belts 
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 Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2017
Jan 2013

85700 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 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 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 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 California, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

139800 mi

US $60
Rear hatch switch failure 
Scion xB in New Mexico, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

164000 mi

US $85
Serpentine belt replaced 
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 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 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. 
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 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 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 Virginia, United States
Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
Dec 2016

217000 mi

US $100
Rear bushings. 
Feb 2017

220000 mi

US $35
Cable links 
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. 

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2006 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

103-horsepower 1.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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 - Dec 2017
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 California, United States
Dec 2016 - Jan 2018
Jan 2017 Both lower control arm bushings were shot. Replaced entire control arm assembly on both sides. 
Scion xB in Colorado, United States
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
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! 
Scion xB in California, United States
May 2016 - Dec 2017
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 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 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 Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2015
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 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 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 Minnesota, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2016
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 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 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 
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 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 Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2017
Mar 2009

42406 mi
Replace throttle position sensor 
Apr 2009

43606 mi
Software upgrade 
Jan 2010

101000 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
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 Ohio, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2017
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. 

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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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