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Toyota Matrix, Transmission, Wagon
#351 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix Transmission completely trashed @ 62K [mjustice11]
Oct 13, 2009 (7:07 pm)
My manual 2003 transmission also went out but with about 72,000 miles. We took out the original and put in another used transmission. That one started to show signs of problems and we decided to take the original transmission to AAMCO to get it re-built. They found that one of the bearings was shot and replaced others that were showing signs of wear. Now we are at about 150,000 miles and are having the SAME EXACT problems all over again! If I had known that I would have to replace the transmission every 70,000 miles, I would never have bought this car! Of course, we were just outside the warantee when the first incident occurred and now we're out several grand in repairs. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0d9b0e!make=Toyota&model=Matrix&e- d_makeindex=.f0d9b0e seems there is a class action suit in the making. Toyota should have taken care of this one before it came to that! I have always bought Toyotas because they have been so reliable . . . next time maybe I should consider a Honda or a Nissan... or... another make.
Oct 14, 2009 (5:53 am)
I'm sorry to hear about your ordeal...
Did you read message #345?
Apparently that's the way to go if we want results..
#354 of 573 Re: transmissions on Matrix [upyourstoyota]
Oct 26, 2009 (3:18 pm)
Mine is an automatic and at 115 thou miles its being replaced.My last Toyota.
#355 of 573 Re: I Need Advice [bellatogo02]
Oct 26, 2009 (3:24 pm)
No dont buy a sorry ass Matrix
Nov 21, 2009 (12:25 pm)
Occasionally when going down hills, while applying brakes, the transmission will downshift and the rpms shoot up to 4 or 5 thousand, is this a feature in toyota's auto trans??
#357 of 573 Re: Nothing Will Be Done Without Cooperation From Everyone [bcsvermont]
Nov 24, 2009 (11:52 am)
Another victim! I have a 2003 Vibe with 5 spd manual transmission that experienced catastrophic transmission failure while driving down the highway. 110,000 miles on the car. Mechanic said the bearings disintegrated causing extensive damage in the transmission. $3200 to replace it with a used one with 44K on it. After reading these posts I'm reluctant to get it fixed but feel like i have little choice. I filed complaints with www.safercar.gov, Toyota and Pontiac. If you have been victim of this faulty transmission, PLEASE take the time to file complaint at www.safercar.gov We could have easily been killed when the transmission blew. Toyota needs to step up and take responsibility for their inferior product.
Nov 24, 2009 (2:16 pm)
Hello, I filled a complaint with Toyota and also tried to fill out the claim at that website. There seems to be some kind of technical problems with their site... when I hit "second page" or continue to second page, it doesn't go anywhere... thus never finalizing the claim...
Have you had similar experience? Any suggestions?
#359 of 573 trans trouble still in 07
Dec 03, 2009 (4:05 pm)
The 5 speed trans on my matrix 07 have the same trouble and I have only 140,000 km...
Dec 03, 2009 (4:17 pm)
Hello, did you check message #345?
If we all follow through, we might see some results....