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2009 Scion xB repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 41 repairs.
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2009 Scion xB repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (58%)

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Chart based on 40 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Scion xB

Engine not specified

Scion xB in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

60000 mi

US $200
rear pads were worn because the pads were rusted in the caliper holder,the rotors were also replaced because of rust, the same repair was done at 45k. 
Jan 2014

US $100
rr abs sensor failed 

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2009 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Scion xB in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2019
May 2015

65000 mi

US $50
Water pump leaking. 
Oct 2018

84000 mi

US $200
New rear rotors, pads and pins. 
Scion xB in Washington, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2011
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Driver side rear window didn't operate. Power plug-in found to be loose. 
Scion xB in Arizona, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2012
Mar 2009

8000 mi
ABS light and stability control lights came on. Technician found a wire that had grounded out under the dash that had caused a blown fuse. Wire was repaired and fuse replaced. 
Sep 2009

14000 mi
Roof drain channel molding came off (disappeared). Previously replaced rain gutter molding came off again. 
Dec 2010

35000 mi
A/C fresh/recirc switch didn't seem to be working. They were not able to duplicate the issue, so it was not repaired.  
Mar 2012

53000 mi
Recirc switch was still intermittent when I sold the car. It turned on and off, but it did not always actually change the airflow, if that makes sense. 
Scion xB in Illinois, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2018
Jun 2012

46000 mi

US $600
replaced clutch 
Dec 2012

55000 mi
Using 1.5 quarts between 5k mile oil changes. Update: switching from Pennzoil (mechanic said it's crappy oil) to GTX seems to have helped. 
Aug 2013

70000 mi

US $88
car started to die wile underway (accelerating) usually first in morning. jose cleaned throttlebody throat, replaced nasty spark plugs (4) changed oil. $88.00 total 
Jul 2016

118000 mi

US $600
car would not remain in 5th gear. had to hold it there to use fifth. pulled tranny, replaced cog for 5th gear. 
Scion xB in Utah, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2018
Jul 2016

56000 mi

US $120
Windshield replaced due to many chips, cracks, and other wear and tear. 

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2009 Scion xB 4dr Hatch

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

Scion xB in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

131000 mi

US $230
replaced 1 ignition coil replaced remaining 2 old ignition coils. One turned out to be days from failure (case already cracked) 
Scion xB in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Aug 2015
Oct 2012

31000 mi

US $190
The drip channel trim(black rubber) came loose in the front and banged all over the top and back of the car leaving black marks all about the car, buff out all is fine. the rubber strip is about 100.00 
Dec 2014

58000 mi

US $600
Water pump leaking 
Scion xB in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

111000 mi
Transmission slipping in and out of reverse. Symptom only occurred in reverse. 
Scion xB in Nevada, United States
Jun 2018 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

91600 mi

US $650
Slow seeping water pump. Not urgent, but replacement was needed eventually. 
Scion xB in Nebraska, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2015
Oct 2013

68000 mi

US $210
Factory battery needed replacement due to wear. Replaced with Toyota TrueStart battery. 
Sep 2014

76000 mi

US $70
Dealer service technician had stripped oil pan threads on this vehicle in 2012. Took vehicle in for routine oil change in September 2014 and vehicle was leaking oil once back home. Returned vehicle to dealer and the problem was fixed. 
Scion xB in Georgia, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

79800 mi
My Scion is using about 2 or more quarts of oil between oil changes. 
Feb 2015

123000 mi
Scion (Toyota) decided to give what they call a warranty enhancement for the excessive oil consumption on the scion xb's that fit in that catagory. I am in the process of having a oil consumption test done to see if they will repair mine. 
Jun 2015

130000 mi
Toyota repaired my xb of the excessive oil useage that it was having , the pistons and rings were changed out. 
May 2017

163000 mi

US $300
There are 2 sensors in the transmission that needed to be replaced, car was jerking and traction light was flashing. Very first time in 9 years that I had to have the car repaired except for regular maintenance. 
Dec 2017

165000 mi

US $120
Caliper pins on passenger side continue to stick so I replaced the passenger caliper and the rotor that was warped due to overheating. 
Scion xB in Ohio, United States
Nov 2008 - Feb 2009
Jan 2009 Creaking/tick sound coming from the windshield/ dashboard area when driving over bumps. Dealer said it was normal characteristic of the vehicle and to not bring it back for this problem. Went to original dealer. They verified problem and will repair.  
Scion xB in Washington, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

26000 mi
Replaced leaking water pump under warranty. No charge. 
Jun 2017

36000 mi

US $400
Replaced passenger side headlight. 
Scion xB in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2010
May 2009

5000 mi
Plastic cowl between engine compartment and windshield was loose. Dealership used parts from car on lot, so I could have the car back in one day. 
Scion xB in Oklahoma, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

110000 mi

US $120
Replaced battery 
Scion xB in Illinois, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2018
Apr 2009

6000 mi
wiring harness replaced something related to the first problem 
Scion xB in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

US $400
Coolant leak from water pump 
Sep 2017

68000 mi
Engine rebuild due to excessive oil consumption. It was a widespread problem with this Toyota engine used in various models. Replaced pistons, ring, and related gaskets. Recall - replace Takata front passenger airbag inflator (zone B) NHTSA RECALL NO. 16V-340 & 17V-006 
Scion xB in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

38000 mi
After returning from a 1500 mile trip I noticed coolant sprayed under the hood. The water pump was leaking. Dealer repaired under warranty. 
Sep 2015

104000 mi

US $713
Warning light and air bag light was coming on, so diagnostics indicated corrosion on speed sensor. Hub and bearing was replaced. 
Mar 2017

119000 mi
Car failed the oil consumption test so the pistons were replaced under warranty. 

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