Last post on Oct 07, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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Toyota Matrix, Transmission, Wagon
#549 of 573 Junker. DO NOT BUY TOYOTA
Jan 22, 2013 (3:28 pm)
I changed my trans oil at 51k, still at 60k got dreaded torque converter, stuck solenoid.
Car was always hard to get out of first gear. When changed ts oil -> oil was dark black.
Called toyota, support claiming they never heard about this problem. What kind of car has transmission issues at 60k 2012? The worst junker transmission would last longer.
Oh but they gave me case number if I want to complain: 1301222774.
This company does not stand by they products.
People buying Matrix are stupid. They are not quality cars.
#550 of 573 Re: Transmission konks at 100K [circuitsmith]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:05 pm)
Just thought I'd add a little to this discussion. I had two hondas that's both made it to 200,000 miles and I never changed the trans oil. I also never changed the clutch as they both lasted until I sold them. I also put 50k miles on a Subaru 5 speed in two years and no problem there either. Would it make it to 65k I don't know but no problems after 50k.
I bought my 03 matrix with 65k miles and it already had a weird sound when I bought it. The shop said it was a clutch so I negotiated $950 off the price. Upon further diagnosis it turned out to be the transmission. I had it completely rebuilt and it lasted another 65000 miles. The fluid was new when it was rebuilt. I changed it 30k miles later. Still, the exact same problem came back 30k miles later. So blaming it on the lack of trans fluid changes is BS. I did answer your question about whether fluid changes affect it. As others have stated it is a bearing lubrication failure. You can change the fluid every day and it won't make a difference. It won't help.
#551 of 573 2005 Matrix Manual Transmission
Jan 25, 2013 (4:47 pm)
I've had over a dozen vehicles with manual transmissions, but have never had a transmission problem until I bought my 2005 Matrix. Next week I will be replacing the transmission for the second time in 2 1/2 years. This is ridiculous and the LAST time I buy a Toyota.
#552 of 573 Re: AWD transmission swap [heathyvt]
Feb 05, 2013 (6:47 pm)
My advice is DON'T go for the AWD in a Toyota. I just bought a used one, only 7 years old, and the transmission failed almost immediately. It was an internal problem that no amount of inspection could have uncovered. Then the rear differential failed completely. I have had the car less than 2 months and it has cost me over $4,000 in repairs and I have been without it many days while it is in the shop or transmission place.
I don't think Toyota did the AWD thing right. I am horribly disappointed.
#553 of 573 Re: Meet Latest memeber of the Toyota matrix manual transmission failure club [hiddot84]
Feb 05, 2013 (6:56 pm)
Has there been any movement with another lawsuit against Toyota for the faulty transmissions? I just had a failed one and then the rear differential went out immediately. What I saw online was that Toyota lost a lawsuit about the RAV4 transmission. Makes me wonder if there is hope to get a class action suit going....What do you know?
#554 of 573 Re: Meet Latest memeber of the Toyota matrix manual transmission failure club [margieathom]
Feb 05, 2013 (7:09 pm)
I find your subject line curious. To my knowledge, Matrix only used an auto tran with the AWD model. Also, this is the first I have heard of a rear dif issue. I wonder if your car was the victim of a flood at some point in its life?
In any event, please clarify, if you have a manual tran Matrix and AWD, it's a very rare beast indeed.
Sorry to hear of your troubles with it though.
#555 of 573 Re: manual transmission: [xmatrixownr]
Feb 25, 2013 (12:05 am)
Surprise, Those are Toyota normal standards.
#556 of 573 04 matrix 56k miles 5 speed transmission
Mar 07, 2013 (4:41 pm)
Transmission failure at 56k after hearing noises and Toyota kept selling me stuff that didn't fix the problem now the transmission grenaded to a point where the car does not roll at all front wheels are locked. Bad design transmissions by TOYOTA.
#557 of 573 2009 Matrix SS
Aug 22, 2013 (6:56 pm)
I have been a Toyota owner for years and years. I think my 1st one was 1982. I have a 2009 Matrix with 90,000 mls on it and now the transmission compressor is going out. I put my foot on the gas pedal and..nothing...then, my tires screech because I am going so fast. I am soon to be unemployed. How much is this going to cost me? After reading your posts, I want to join in the class action. I have never had a car with 90,000 miles have the transmission go out.
Hopefully someone will help me with this. I also have the electric system do strange things (dark lights/bright lights) Toyota has really gone downhill. My whole family are Toyota owners. This is a game-changer.