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PDF link about the TSB and the nature of the inspection
http://www.rav4world.com/tsb/2011/T-SB-0094-11.pdf
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Got this response from a Scion representative today. Hopefully it helps !

Scionlife.com - View Single Post - Toyota 2AZ-FE oil consumption TSB!
Thanks for the quick follow-up.

Unfortunately, as others have stated, most owners that are experiencing relatively high (compared to experiences with previous vehicles) levels of oil consumption will not meet the TSB requirement of 1qt/1200mi within their 60K warranty period.
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This is so typical!! Of course, if it falls within the warranty period we will fix it!!!! There is a problem and Toyota know it or they wouldn't have made the TSB! Is it a bad batch of piston oil rings?, did the robot have a bad day and machined something wrong?

Some people mentioned that they received a recall letter about bad ignition coils, I haven't received that letter, but they say the recall will go until 10/2014 if I remember right. Now that is a time not a mileage warrenty so why not make the same claim for this and other problems? Any readers received this recall letter?

Same thing for the engine wiring harness on some xB's, you have to be within a certain mile/time frame. If the parts aren't made right replace them if they fail or before would be better. This is getting out of hand and won't sit well when shopping for a new replacement vehicle.

I wonder how many people here check their oil level between oil changes? The same goes for tire pressure.
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This is so typical!! Of course, if it falls within the warranty period we will fix it!!!! There is a problem and Toyota know it or they wouldn't have made the TSB! Is it a bad batch of piston oil rings?, did the robot have a bad day and machined something wrong?

Some people mentioned that they received a recall letter about bad ignition coils, I haven't received that letter, but they say the recall will go until 10/2014 if I remember right. Now that is a time not a mileage warrenty so why not make the same claim for this and other problems? Any readers received this recall letter?

Same thing for the engine wiring harness on some xB's, you have to be within a certain mile/time frame. If the parts aren't made right replace them if they fail or before would be better. This is getting out of hand and won't sit well when shopping for a new replacement vehicle.

I wonder how many people here check their oil level between oil changes? The same goes for tire pressure.
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I got my ignition recall letter TODAY, so they are still coming out.

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I just came across this thread b/c I was about to ask this very question about oil consumption. I purchased a used 08' scion with 50K miles on in last August. It never crossed my mind to check for oil consumption. I've not heard of that before with Toyota engines. I am also a ISUZU owner, and they do tend to use oil, so I check it routinely. But, I had not checked my Scion until a couple of weeks ago just prior to taking a road trip. I checked it right after the oil/lube shop replaced it about 3K miles ago and found the level to be down about 3/4 of a qt. That surprised me initially. I topped it off before taking the 1K mile trip and checked again when I got back home. It was down about 1/4 of a qt. again. My engine has................oh yeah, 61K miles on it so I just went over the powertrain warranty. But, I'm not that concerned with this level of oil consumption. I now know to keep an eye on it and top off as necessary. The bad thing..........its consuming Mobil 1 oil and that stuff ain't cheap.

I also have a VIN that falls under the coil pack recall notice. I learned that here as well and called the dealer about it. They said just drop by and its a quick replacement, no appointment necessary. So, I plan to do that in the near future.

One other thing to mention. On my 1K road trip I averaged about 32 mpg shown by the computer, but it doesn't calculate out to that much when dividing the miles by the gallons consumed. It comes in lower at about 29-30 mpg. This was my first road trip of any length and I was traveling interstate roads at about 68 mph. Still respectable mileage for this car.
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Unhappy motor shot due to unawareness of oils consumption

I bought my Scion in October 2011 thru a private owner. Did not have an owners manual. Had 2 oil changes since. The 2nd lube joint set my sticker for 8,000 mi. saying since it had synthetic oil I didn't need to change it any sooner. Being the car only had 50,000 mi. and me being a woman who didn't know any better and trusted their advice, I didn't check the oil. Needless to say, now that my car ran dry and the motor is about to blow......... Am wondering if anyone knows of any recalls or class action lawsuits being pursued over this "extreme oil consumption" issue..
thanks in advance for your help!
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I'm sorry to hear you are having such a major problem with your xB.

What year is your xB? How many miles does it have and how many miles since the last oil change? Are you SURE the oil was consumed and wasn't lost due to a leak?

Earlier in the thread there is a post by Trevor with this link to an article from ScionLife. This says it is from an actual Toyota/Scion rep. and that they are covering it to 60 months/60,000 miles.

I would probably call Scion directly. I know when I had issues with the transmission on our Honda minivan, Honda corporate was much more accommodating than the local dealership.

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My Scion is a 2008. It has 57,000 miles. Definitely not an oil leak. Not a spot anywhere. After searching several threads, I see that it is most assuredly from oil consumption. Went to the dealership today. Also called Scion directly and they started a case#. Warranty expired last month.. Hoping to get this issue resolved amicably. I've owned 3 toyota vehicles prior to Scion and trusted their name and reputation confidently.. Now, as my research begins, I see not only is this car a lemon, but a dangerous one at that.. Pretty upset right now.. Ready to begin whatever it takes to make them do the right thing, as well as protect lives. Some of the defects on this particular Scion have caused accidents due to faulty steering and brake issues.. I have children and am thankful I didn't have some of the issues I've seen over and over again on these threads...
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i empathize with you having to go through this ordeal. seems like an uphill battle with no warranty. keep the pressure on! i'm hoping that toyota/scion will do the right thing.

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