2008 Scion xB Consumer Review: Not Reliable As Advertised

2008 Scion xB - Consumer Review

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Base Wagon (2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Not Reliable As Advertised
By steve_cabral on


2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


I had this car since 2008 (only owner). I took care of it and had all service done. As of April 14, the car had 47,760 miles. On April 12, I was leaving Publix after stopping there to pick up a few items. The started like it normally does, but the steering wheel would not turn like it normally did. I looked at the dashboard and noticed a strange indicator. I looked in the owner manual and it said to take car immediately to dealership. I found out that it was something called an ECU (some sort of computer device) that is going to cost about $1,100 to repair. How is it possible to be charged so much with not even 5 years of ownership. Sad.
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By sheesh4
on 04/23/12 11:02 AM (PDT)

'08 xB Wagon with ONLY 33,000, and just over the time warranty, and I have the exact same problem. Just catastrophic failure and $1,100. I fell the same way.

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By abrogan
on 03/10/15 18:08 PM (PDT)

As a Toyota tech, i have seen this problem before. we were having problems with the power steering computer, but to my knowledge, the new ones have been updated to prevent the issue from repeating.

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