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Old 07-21-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
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coolant Level Light (2011)

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
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

I believe it's the Low Temp light, not the coolant level. What does the Owner's Manual say?
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:34 PM   #3
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

I will have to double check. all that I read about in the owners manual was the level being low. I saw nothing about the temp being low, but then again I did not read that far into it.

That is still an odd issue to have. here in miami we tend not to have to worry about letting the car warm up especially this time of year.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:46 PM   #4
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

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I believe it's the Low Temp light, not the coolant level. What does the Owner's Manual say?
So uh yeah you are right, it is the low temp light.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:21 PM   #5
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

Mine comes on all the time, even if it's 90 degrees out. It doesn't stay on for very long though.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:57 PM   #6
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

Yes, I am having this problem. The dealer assures me that it is normal - it just means that the car hasn't warmed up yet. Is anyone also having a stutter idle?
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:58 PM   #7
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Yes, I am having this problem. The dealer assures me that it is normal - it just means that the car hasn't warmed up yet. Is anyone also having a stutter idle?
yeah, just a bit, but it seems more of an inconsistent rpm instead of stuttering idle
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:54 PM   #8
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

My XA used to do this all of the time.

I got the remote start now so barely notice it cause i try and start my car a couple minutes before i get in.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:11 PM   #9
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

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.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:22 AM   #10
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

New 2011 Xb 400 miles on it same light on mine too...goes away in 1 to 3 minutes.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:52 PM   #11
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

My New 2011 xb with 500 miles on it does the same thing, but only after the car seems to have sat for more than an hour. Doesn't come on when going in and out of the store type of thing.
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

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
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:55 PM   #13
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

wow didn't realize they dropped the coolant temp gauge
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #14
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Re: coolant Level Light (2011)

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.
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