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Toyota Matrix, Transmission, Wagon
#51 of 573 Re: Something needs to be done [upset4]
Jul 25, 2007 (8:57 am)
Our 2003 Matrix XR has 107km's and we had to have the transmission replaced as the old one was completely shot.
I believe Toyota knows there is a problem but feel it would be cheaper to ignore us ( who have problem cars ) than to issue a recall so keep calling them at 1-888-869-6828 and let them know that this issue is not going away until they address it properly. When we called them at this number they said they were unaware of any problem with the Matrix and that they had received no calls from customers complaining about it. So PLEASE CALL!!! Maybe a call to an investigative news show is in order?!
#52 of 573 Re: 03 tanny failure w 100,000 mile gear oil change [lilmaxx]
Jul 26, 2007 (3:25 am)
You may want to check into CAMVAP ( Canadian Motor vehicle Arbitration Plan ). Go to there website camvap.ca or call them 1-800-207-0658. It's a free program. Please call them, it's got to be worth $2100. I am in a similar situation, 107,000kms, had trans.fluid changed 99,000 and now 107kms trans.has to be replaced!
#53 of 573 should i buy one or NOTTT?????
Jul 26, 2007 (10:01 pm)
damm, i was considering buying a new toyta matrix but all of this has me worried!!!!
shoudl i get a fit instead? or a nisson verssa?
#54 of 573 Re: should i buy one or NOTTT????? [chadhunt3447]
Aug 10, 2007 (5:19 pm)
I have been hearing about a class action suit against the Toyota Matrix transmissions. Is this true to anyone's knowledge? My dad purchased a used 2004 Matrix with low miles and since he is a courier he puts a lot of miles on his car. He got to 199,000 miles before his transmission went out but when he went to have it repaired he found out he had 1 of 4 prototype transmissions that cost him $4200 to rebuild. He would have paid over $4000 just for parts if he would have went through Toyota. Luckily the mechanic searched high and low and found the parts he needed all throughout the United States. Has anyone heard about this or may possibly have one of the other three? Thanks in advance for anyone's input.
#55 of 573 Re: should i buy one or NOTTT????? [vyoshida01]
Aug 10, 2007 (5:26 pm)
Well with 200K miles, you certainly got your money's worth out of it!
#56 of 573 clutch replace to many times!
Aug 10, 2007 (5:43 pm)
My wifes 03 matrix xrs 6sp, had the clutch replace twice, a piece of garbage to me. Also the belts 3 times, o2 sensor twice, plugs and coil twice too! total cost to me around 4000 dollars and that's not included the tires and other stuff too. She has 2 payments left and it's goodbye toyota forever! Toyota knows it has a problem with this car but won't do anything to it, it's just going to replace it next yr with the blade. This has been the worst car she ever own and for me too (money to fix it). Too many people say she does not know how to drive a manual, but she's been driving for 30 yrs (always a manual) and never had this type of problem before. J.D. powers need to send out a new survey after 2 yrs and ask people about their cars and get the true answer to other folks out there. Just my 2 cents! Goodbye toyota soon! P.S. mileage is only 86000 miles
#57 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix Transmission completely trashed @ 62K [matrixreloaded]
Aug 13, 2007 (5:17 pm)
I am in tears. I also, have owned other Toyota's and have to rplace my transmission at 110K miles and I have 12 months of payments. $4,000 to replace tansmission. 2004 Matrix stick shift and I drive to work that is a 40 minute trip up and back everyday. Changed oil at 3,000 miles. I am crying, I can not believe this is happening I loved this car and had no problems other than oil changes. Why is this happening I thought I could go more miles than this. I am not happy and stand by you! What can I do? Should I dump this after replacing transmission? I am going to call and complain but who do I complain too???
#58 of 573 Re: website... [canonlaw]
Aug 13, 2007 (5:35 pm)
I am the New case for August 13, 2007 Lucky(13) 2004 Toyota Matrix 5 speed manual Trashed transmission at 110K miles. No problems until now Original owner. Never had a problem until NOW. What can I do? pay the $4,000 along with 12 more months of payments. And sell this car. Not far to the next person. Please help me with advice or direction???
#59 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix Transmission completely trashed @ 62K [filep]
Aug 15, 2007 (5:56 am)
If you are in Canada start by calling Toyota customer relations at 1-888-869-6828. If you can't get any satisfaction from them then call CAMVAP ( Canadian Motorvihicle Arbitration Plan) at 1-800-207-0685 or check there web site at www.camvap.ca . They know they have a problem but for them it is cheaper to ignore us than to do a recall so it is important that you call. Even if you are not from Canada still call CAMVAP and they should be able to give you a number to call for your country.
#60 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix Transmission completely trashed @ 62K [filep]
Aug 15, 2007 (8:58 am)
Well, I think it is time to do something, I am just not sure how to go about it. I think the first thing to do is to get everyone's contact information as a group of people is much stronger than one person. We need to get the serial numbers of all the cars this has happened to, all of the old parts and a lawyer who would be willing to take this on. My car is getting noisier by the day and I am just waiting for the tranny to drop out! Very frustrating, disappointing and I certainly feel your pain. I have been quoted as $3000 to replace my tranny when it finally goes and I have already spent over $3000 on tires, a new clutch, oil changes, timing belt and fluid changes in just a year...this car is a money pit. So, is there anyone out there that can help get this thing off the ground??