Southeast Toyota is recalling 67 MY 2008-2009 Scion Xb vehicles equipped with the sports grill option and also several radiator grills sold as parts. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 113, "hood latch system." It has been determined that should the primary hood latch be released or fail, the plastic upper radiator grill garnish could release the secondary latch and cause the hood to open.
Dealers will inspect the sports grill installation and install additional clips to ensure the radiator grill garnish is properly secured. The recall began on October 6, 2008. Owners may contact southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.