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Toyota Matrix, Transmission, Wagon
#163 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix 140,000km [jamesimcb]
Jun 17, 2008 (9:52 pm)
Alright, I have have heard enough!! I have been on this website for over a year listening to all the complaints about the Toyota Matrix between 2003 - 2005. Is anybody willing to do anything about it???? I go to Japan every year and I can tell you that if the President's of Toyota in Japan knew what was happening in Canada they would be totally ashamed of what is happening. DO YOU KNOW THAT THE MATRIX IS BUILT IN CANADA AND USA? I have a Matrix 2004 XRS manual transmission and had to have the clutch replaced at 113,000, I am waiting for the transmission to go. If YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT MAKING SOMETHING HAPPEN THEN I NEED YOUR VIN NUMBER ON YOUR CAR, YEAR, AND CONTACT INFORMATION. I will definitely contact W5 and get this process started. I have been a committed Toyota user for over 20 years and have never had such a lemon as the car I am driving now - 2004 XRS Matrix 6 Speed. STOP COMPLAINING AND MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN... I went to a Toyota dealer in the lower mainland who fully admitted that there was a problem with the Matrix between 2003 - 2005 because of the gear ratio and transmission. MY DAD IS A MECHANIC AND AGREES WITH THIS! When I logged onto this website there was only 8 pages...now there are 162....LET'S GET THINGS MOVING! PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS AND I WILL GIVE YOU CONTACT INFORMTION....MATRIX RELOADED
#164 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix 140,000km [matrixreloaded]
Jun 20, 2008 (7:40 am)
Not sure how to contact you directly, but since I sold this car, I don't mind putting the VIN on here.:
2003 Matrix Base indigo blue purchased May 2002.
Only became available Feb'02 so mine was in one of the earliest batches of cars.
My 1986 Corolla was way better than this piece of crap and had 230,000km on it when I sold it. Hence the reason I bought another Toyota! I like my Honda Fit, but it's kind of small and I don't appreciate a new car payment again after just paying off the last lemon.
I did email W5, but the more people who do the better. I tried w-fivectv.ca
I'd still love to get my $2000 back from the repair job. Sold it 2mths after I fixed it so I could get a reasonable amount of cash for a down payment for a new one rather than waiting for re-failure.
#165 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix 140,000km [matrixreloaded]
Jun 21, 2008 (12:42 pm)
Thanks for your help.
Here is what I have now done.
1. Wrote a letter to W5
2. Wrote a letter to the Ministry of Transportation who is responsible for Vehicle recalls.
3. Wrote a letter to Toyota Canada
4. Went to my local dealer whom I bought the car from and complained to the service manager (whom, without outright admitting there is a problem, said there is one and that the new bearing will not explode).
5. Sent a link for the blog to Toyota Canada and my dealer.
I think your idea of complaining directly to Japan would be awesome. Also, I have been trying to get a lawyer who would be willing to take this to a class action level. I will keep trying.
I dont want to post my details on a blog, so please email me at chickadees98yahoo.com and I will follow up.
#166 of 573 Just when you thought you did your homework....
Jun 23, 2008 (6:52 pm)
I own a 03 Matrix XRS "AUTOMATIC!" and it currently has 67,000miles. I purchased the car summer of 04 as a "CERTIFIED" pre-owned with just over 8,000 miles. The car has been making a "GRINDING" sound like it is stuck between gears and it is getting louder and louder to the point "my teenage boys hate seating in the back seat." The noise is worst when I'm on the highway "loudest between 55mph and 70mph." I had taken the car for new tires at SEARS where the mechanic took the car for a test drive and confirmed the bearing on the car needed to be addressed. I'm will be scheduling an appointment with the dealership this week in hopes this will not turned in to a nightmare. I will post outcome.
#167 of 573 toyota matrix transmission failure court hearing
Jun 24, 2008 (6:30 am)
there is a court case going on in toronto against toyota canada as regards transmission failure
toronto provincial courthouse
347 sheppard avenue east
toronto ontario canada
10.00am july 11, 2008
i am not sure of the room number its probably 304 but if i am wrong try room 301
might help your cause
#168 of 573 My toyota has been fixed by dealership!
Jun 24, 2008 (8:51 am)
I wrote around 2 to 3 wks back about my 2004 XR Matrix 5spd. I wrote that the transmissions going out due to a faulty bearing. I stopped driving it immediately. Was taking the bus, bumming rides, and always was on other peoples time. I bought the matrix off of a coworker and I came to find out she had an extended warranty on it. My mileage was at 61,0000. I first found out through my mechanic, then i took it to a transmission shop, lastely upon finding out my coworker had an extended warranty that she did not disclosed a year ago... I took it to the dealership. They replaced a brand new transmission free under warranty. It was to easy! I felt truly blessed! Lets hope that this baby lasts!! Also, the dealership has a goodwill program. The customer service and finance department folks are nuckleheads and do not know about what they can and can't do. Climb the chain.. be determine. Get your Matrix fixed. Be Strong!!