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Scion xB: Problems & Solutions

calgalcalgal Posts: 2
Have a 2006 xb- great car! Have only one problem so far. The brakes squeak while reversing out of my driveway in the morning. Anyone have this same problem?


  • My wife just bought a 2006 scion xb. She has the exzact same problem and that is all that is wrong. She asked the scion dealer the next day and they told her it is a break in period type item. They told her that a couple of times backing up they will stop squeaking. I dont know how true that is but that is the answer that she got from the dealer.
  • I am looking to help my wife customize her 2006scion xb, but we are having a hard time finding the one of a kind and newest custom parts for the 2006 scion xb. If anyone has sites to look at please let me know. Thanks
  • I guess if they are for sale on someone's website, they wouldn't be one-of-a-kind.
    What kind of parts are you rerferring to?
  • I signed a purchase order for 2006 Xb, dealer says it will take 20-30 days to reach dealership in Eastern PA. I ordered a Black automatic with little accessories. Is this typical?
  • i live in palm springs, ca area. xb's are being bought before they even get off the delivery truck, so i'm not suprised. i have seen articles stating that toyota is going to limit how many xb's are allowed to be sold in the U.S for 06'. grab one quick!
    i bought mine a week ago as it rolled off the truck and wasn't even prep'd yet. dealer told me that someone had backed out of their deposit. it had only two miles on it. their loss my gain! :shades:
    also, pretty much everything i have found on private distributors pages (aftermarket parts) is being sold by sellers on ebay. that's where i have gotten most of my goodies, some are even being listed on ebay by toyota dealerships!
  • brycarbrycar Posts: 10
    I think those scions arnt made very good there cheapy and they have a crapy motor in it 108 hp man i could blow that little peace of crap off the line with my gmc 6.0 with 345hp
  • sounds like this person is not a scion fan and got lost and turned to the wrong forum..........
    get that person a map to the expensive gmc forum quick! :surprise:
    perhaps there they can brag about all those ponies and great gas mileage! :P
  • One day about a month ago, I ran into a similar person that was just ticked that I was driving a box. He was in a GMC truck. He made sure he sped up at all times like his ego was having issues. The funny thing was that he was paying so much attention to keeping in front of me, he did not pay attention to the stopped cars in front of him. Luckily no one got hurt, but he destroyed some grass on the side of the road.
  • That story reminded me of a compliment I seem to have received.

    My wife was with some of her friends, and they started talking about cars. One of her friends mentioned that she thought guys who drive big trucks are trying to compensate for "other shortcomings" they have.
    One of the other ladies asked my wife if the opposite is true since I drive a Scion.
  • did you see where i had mentioned about the cool "boxster" emblems that i found on ebay??
    they are originally made for a porsche boxster, but they look really cool on my box. folks call it a box -so i labeled it "the boxster"!
    funniest part is when people now ask, "what is that box?"
    i reply, "didn't you see the's a boxster!" :shades:
  • has anyone heard of any new colors for 2006 besides salsa red replacing black cherry? Does anyone know what the limited production color will be or the price? Have you heard that after November 1st all XB's will have steering wheel audio controls?
  • mine is a 2006, it is "thunder cloud" (smoked silver). have not heard about audio controls, but did hear that toyota was going to limit the number of xb's for 2006 in united states.
  • brazucabrazuca Posts: 95
    I've been to a few dealers here in the Midwest and so far I could not find any different color ... if you check the Scion Website you will get the same colors as 2005.

    Do you think the new colors will be arriving soon in the dealers ?

    Has anyone seen a xB in the camo color ? Does it look good ?
  • haven't seen any new camos around here, but i do know that most folks here are putting down deposits before they even roll off the delivery trucks- ie, none on the lots......... :surprise:
  • Camo looks good if you like it. ;) I like mine!!!!
    It works too. I've hit, in the road, one grouse and one fox so far. Hoping not to zero :surprise: in on deer.
  • brazucabrazuca Posts: 95
    Hi Jamesgang....your Camo is automatic or manual ? Any pros & cons in the transmission option ? What about your experience with gas mileage ?

    I saw a few pics of the Camo (auto and really liked it.
  • My 05 is an auto with 24,000 miles. I get berated for reporting mileage - but since you asked - my lowest tank was 35.4mpg, and my best just a tick over 40. I'd say 37-38 is pretty consistent and accurate. Mind you, I drive with the goal of reaching 40mpg with every tank. That is, slow and easy - no city and minimal highway if possible.
    I buy the auto tranny because of how much time I spend in the car.
    Considering its a $15,000 compact car, I have no complaints.

    The Camo in real life is like a 'foggy forest green' That's how I describe it anyway.
  • mnikosmnikos Posts: 31
    My 2006 xB is the black cherry pearl. I had heard it was to be discontinued for 06, but obviously it wasn't (at least on August 1 when I bought mine). I have seen a couple of the camo xBs here in the desert, and they are sharp. It's a great color that isn't commonly seen around here. Like the other dark colors (mine included), I'm sure it will show dirt pretty readily.
  • brycarbrycar Posts: 10
    i think later on u will have problems
  • Thanks everybody for the replies. I've made the decision. It's going to be a xB automatic either Camo or Thundercloud. I test drove both and really enjoyed the manual transmission, but the automatic had so nice shifts and enough pick up for me on the highway that I'll go that way. We also have a 18 months old son and my wife prefers automatic, which makes easier to reach things and the baby in the car seat if necessary.
    I'm right now checking dealers to see if I can find the car. :)
  • kma13kma13 Posts: 1
    My XB started having a bad smell (sulphur smell) about a month ago, I called the dealer in town and was told that I got bad gas, and to try other places to get gas and call back in a few weeks if it does not stop..well it is still there and was told this time winter gas has a sulphur smell, and there is nothing that can be done about it. I have never heard of this before nor have had this trouble before and would like to know if anyone else is having the same trouble. :sick:
  • did you check that filter (for fresh air intake)located behind the glove box?
    maybe something got in or on it........ :confuse:
  • Long story very short. I went out to my car yesterday and I had about 1 inch of standing water in the floorboard of the passengerside of my car. I brought it to the dealer thinking that it was my sunroof. It turns out that it is my windshield which was replaced about a month ago. Has anyone else had this happen? It is all under warrantee, but can I ever get the water completely out of there? Any ideas?
  • i own a 2005 xb and yes i have the same problem with only happens first thing in the mornings.after that i don`t notice any squeak.
  • Hi, does anyone know how to program a 2005 scion xb factory keyless entry remote? I lost mine and bought another, but can't seem to figure out how to program it-the sellar didn't know either. Please help, thanks harleymu
  • Yes, you take that remote you bought on eBay in with you when you get your "free" oil change at the dealer and say "This remote does not work"
  • If possible, I'd run an electric cord out to the leaky vehicle and put a small electric heater in it. Alternately, you could pull the floor mat, bring it indoors and dry it.
  • tmaystmays Posts: 5
    After waiting for one month to take delivery of my new black xb I get to the dealership tonight and the entire hood has a defect. I first thought it was where it had been washed then noticed it was over the entire hood. The dealer said they would try to wet sand or completely strip and repaint. I asked for a replacement hood. Waiting for a call in the a.m. Any thoughts on this. Has anyone encountered this. How is the company as far as standing behind the product?
  • Scion (or Toyota) will make you happy.
  • How would a "replacement hood" address a paint issue?
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