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#190 of 573 Re: toyota matrix transmission failure court hearing [jliberi]
Jul 05, 2008 (10:48 am)
I think it is too new to know for sure. Someone here posted that the manual transmission part code is the same in the 09s as it is in the 2003, although they could have updated the failing parts like others have suggested. If it were me, I don't know that I would get the XRS, simply because they seem to not be able to handle their own power, at least the MT ones can't. I would, however, get a new Matrix S (is that the same as the XR?)
#191 of 573 Re: toyota matrix transmission failure court hearing [canonlaw]
Jul 05, 2008 (10:58 am)
I am looking at the auto trans not the manual.
is it only the 5 speed manual that is having this problem?
what do you mean by "not be able to handle their own power"? is the car rolling or becoming unstable?
#192 of 573 Re: toyota matrix transmission failure court hearing [jliberi]
Jul 05, 2008 (11:10 am)
I think you will find that the '09 XRS uses the Camry powertrain in its entirety, not the transmissions that are mated with the 1.8L engine in the '03-'08 Matrix.
As such, you should have no particular cause for concern. If you research 4-cylinder Camrys, you will find nothing out of the ordinary with regard to problems with engine or transmissions.
#193 of 573 Re: toyota matrix transmission failure court hearing [nippononly]
Jul 05, 2008 (11:16 am)
Do you know this to be fact?
If so, that is good to know as I am looking at the 2.4 liter engine.
Jul 05, 2008 (3:20 pm)
Sounds like there is some Asian denial going on here. Fear not!!! I had mega problems with an 92 Camary (that was the first front wheel drive Camary). Everyone was just acting as if Toyota's were so so reliable and this just couldn't happen. Now I see that there is data out there which is consistent with the 92, 93, 94, 95 are just pieces of fecal matter. With all the hype about Japanese being superior, even that has gone to their head. they claim that if the car has one defect off the assembly line (at the Camary plant), IT CRUSHED. Well they missed one in 92.........lol
Prior I had a 79 Celica and an 82 Supra. Both were awesome and built to foster brand loyalty. However, since that 92 Camary, I won't buy another Toyota. They never admitted to their errors and their egos have gotten bigger ever since. Toyota is living on a past reputation and we all know that catches up with them soon. Toyota or Lexus, they don't have transmissions which they would warranty for 200,000 miles, which they claim is low mileage for their product. Neither will after market warranty companies take that risk.
#195 of 573 Re: Asian mentality [dallasdude1]
Jul 05, 2008 (4:18 pm)
I have a 94 Camry V6 LE with 94K+ miles. I have had some problems in the last few years that have been not cheap to fix: water pump seal leak and the ABS actuator failed. They had to replace the front calipers and rotors when they did the ABS as there were problems with the calipers seizing. The card had been through 12 Illinois winters where copious quantites of salt are used instead of plowing the streets.
You see lots of high milage 92-96 (or whatever year models had the similar trunk lid lighting system) still on the road in Illinois and Pennsylvania where we live now.
Jul 06, 2008 (9:15 am)
Are any of the AWD models having trans issues? We had an 2004 xr 4wd. No problems. Now we have a 2009 S AWD. Just wondering if I need to worry.
Jul 06, 2008 (11:06 am)
Can anyone get the media to the court house on July 11/2008 at 10:00am
W5 / the star / marketplace
47 Sheppard ave east
#198 of 573 Re: Asian mentality [dallasdude1]
Jul 06, 2008 (1:50 pm)
I beg to differ again, I just noticed more misinformation in your post.
I had an 88 midyear (they called it an 88 1/2) made-in-Japan V6 Camry. I got that one in the Spring of 1988. It had 165 HP, the 4-wheel disk brakes were not very good, long stopping distances. That was the first V6 Camry and it was front wheel drive.
I sold the 88 in November 1993 when I took delivery of one of the first US-made V6 Camrys. The braking in my 94 Camry with the optional ABS is/was better than most comparable cars at that time. The 94 had more horsepower than my 84 Supra.
#199 of 573 Re: Asian mentality [rich505]
Jul 06, 2008 (5:51 pm)
I appreciate the comments, but we are going on a BIG TAGENT. I dont want to see this blog go off its rails as I have just replaced my matrix transmission and I want some positive results.
So please please, just post problems with your Matrix Transmission on this blog.
Sorry that I cant make it to the court house on the 11th as I am in Vancouver. I was a media person for a Ski Resort here. I can write a press release, but it will need a contact person in Toronto. Please email me directly at chipmoretelus.net to discuss further. Yes, I still have my media list. Its a couple of years old, but it should do.
Great work. Keep it up.
By the way, the new improved bearing just did a 5 hour Mountain Highway freeway drive from Vancouver to Kamloops. It did so well I got a ticket doing 144 km/h. Man, that sucked. No more speeding for me. Anyways, new improved bearing works!