Im having a minor problem and am wondering if other Xb 2.5 (thats what I have dubbed the 2011) owners are experiancing the same.
For the 2011 Xb Scion decided to not to include an engine temp gauge with the rest of the gauges. Instead they have provided 2 idiot lights. 1 of them indicates when the engine temprature is to hot, and the other indicates if the coolant level gets to low.
Every once n a while, on a cold start the coolant level light comes on indacating the coolant level is low. Ive checked and rechecked but the coolant is at its proper level.
Im gonna have this checked out by the dealer, but wanted your guys input
I get the light too on my 2011 xB, the green one looks like a thermometer, the dealer said its normal to me as well and you just need to warm the car up and it'll go away. After a minute or three mine does go away.
Well, congrats! The light works just the way it should! At 500 miles you probably still have the Owner's Manual saved, it may shed some light on the situation you noticed.
But basically the light will be on until you reach about 140F engine temp. Drive easy
Just recognize that until the engine reaches normal operating temps, you're likely to see a low coolant temp indication. This doesn't mean something is wrong, it simply means your engine is still warming up! If you take the time to understand your engine, you'll find there are far fewer things to be alarmed about.