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#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??
#61 of 573 Re: clutch replace to many times! [zoomzoomzoom5]
Aug 15, 2007 (9:05 am)
I agree, this is the worst car (2004 Matrix XRS) I have ever owned...it is truly a lemon. My 94 tercel is a much better car but unfortunately my mom won't give it back!!
#62 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix Transmission completely trashed @ 62K [matrixreloaded]
Aug 15, 2007 (10:29 am)
Please!! start by checking out CAMVAP at 1-800-207-0685 or camvap.ca . When you call you will either be talking to Mindy or Jill. CAMVAP's decisions are legally binding and if enough people contact them they will be better able to understand the scope of this problem. At least call or go online and find out what it is about!!
#63 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix Transmission completely trashed @ 62K [glaw]
Aug 16, 2007 (1:40 am)
Yet another victim. Glad to see i am not the only one. 125,000 km's and it started getting louder. Its now really loud at 135 km's. Dealer is suggesting a new tranny! This is insane. Pure junk! I bought a manual thinking it would be cheaper to repair? Wrong! 3K to rebuild and install. If you check ebay, plenty of automatic trannys available for sale, no manual trannys? hmmm...??? obviously demand is very high for manual transmissions leading me to believe this is a very common problem.
#64 of 573 CAMVAP 1-800-207-0685
Aug 16, 2007 (4:25 am)
Has anybody tried contacting CAMVAP ??????????????? It may just get your money back!!!!!!!!
#65 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix Transmission completely trashed @ 62K [glaw]
Aug 16, 2007 (6:42 pm)
2004 xrs clutch went out at 4,000 miles, toyota paid. clutch went out again at 23,000 miles, toyota said I ride the clutch and I had to pay. 27,000 miles today and the clutch is slipping. The car is a piece of crap. I had a 92 Honda Civic si Hatchback 5 speed with 320,000 of MY miles on it and replaced that clutch once!!! SUDDENLY I CAN'T DRIVE A STICK! Toyota says that I am the only one they ever heard of with this problem. The clutch is under engineered and there is NO class action lawsuit that I know of. OUCH WHAT A FEELING! Should have bought a Honda!
#66 of 573 Re: CAMVAP 1-800-207-0685 [glaw]
Aug 16, 2007 (6:53 pm)
This is for Canadians! I can't even get lemon law action since I live in a different state from where I bought this piece of JUNK. I just tried to trade it in today and guess what, IT'S WORTH NOTHING!