Last post on Jan 08, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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Toyota Matrix, Wagon
#3309 of 3315 Re: 2008 Matrix w/ Gas Pedal Problem [kcobuffalo]
May 21, 2010 (12:10 am)
I have same acceleration problem with my Matrix 2009 2.4L model. The problem happens intermitently when I try to accelerate after traffic stops or enterring freeway. BTW, I recently brought my car in for repair from the gas pedal recall. After the repair, the acceleration problem still exists and seems to get worst. I'm not very happy with my car now.
Jun 29, 2010 (7:23 pm)
The dipstick tube on my 20008 Toyota Matrix broke of where it goes into the engine block. It has 115.000 hard miles on it since I use it to teach driver training. Bought it new in Nov. 2007. No oil is leaking out of it. Will this affect the engine pressure? Dealer said it would cost a lot to fix, since they'd have to drop the engine to get at it. Anyone else had this problem? Thanx
#3311 of 3315 Toyota matrix gas pedal vibration
Aug 06, 2010 (11:36 pm)
I have a 04 toyota matrix & Im recently hearing some sort of vibration/resonance on my gas pedal and the sound of the engine has also increased . Have anyone ever experienced such a thing before if not any clue wat can be wrong ??
I would like to add that I just made a trip on it with a full capacity weight on it. I hve been hearing these vibrations soon after the trip.
#3312 of 3315 Liquid found on front right tire
Sep 27, 2012 (1:50 pm)
I own a 2003 Matrix. This morning I found liquid on the front right tire. It didn't have a smell and it appears to be oil? Maybe just dust/rust color. It appears to be coming out from lug nuts.
#3313 of 3315 Show some Vibe lovin'
Nov 09, 2012 (4:52 pm)
2009 Pontiac Vibe with 1.8 liter engine. Pontiac site is dead, so I want to post here for some comparisons. First, I normally average about 33 mpg in suburban driving. The highest mpg I have ever gotten on all highway at 55 mph with cruise control was 42 mpg. My car is now 4 years old and has 62,000 miles. Now for some questions:
1. Any -trix owners experiencing a light rattle from the front driver's side (small rock in a can sound) at low speed (driveway/parking lot) normally indicative of a strut top bushing or lower steering gear rattle?
2. Any of you regularly experiencing the camshaft timing gear actuator one second heat shield sounding screech at start-up on cold mornings? Is Toyota covering the cost of repair on this? GM has a news flash on it but I am uncertain whether they will cover the repair. Apparently the Equinox is also suffering from a similar camshaft timing gear issue.
The timing gear is my main concern. My valve tappet noise has gotten louder upon initial start-up, but normally dies down as the engine gets warmed up. I have been told that the camshaft actuator noise I experience (once a month) could also be causing the valve tappet noise.
Any comments/suggestions for these two issues?
#3314 of 3315 Airbag sensor fried
Jan 08, 2013 (8:06 pm)
My husband was in an accident in our 2010 Matrix and when the car was inspected after the accident it was found that the airbag sensor was fried.
Is this something we should be reporting to Toyota?
Will they do something about it??
#3315 of 3315 Re: Airbag sensor fried [aly79]
Jan 08, 2013 (10:04 pm)
This might a big deal! If Toyota won't do anything about it, you should get a lawyer, esp. if your husband or anyone else was hurt.