Last post on Oct 07, 2013 at 1:21 PM
You are in the Toyota Matrix
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Matrix, Transmission, Wagon
Sep 04, 2013 (10:37 am)
Hopefully your daughter's transmission repairs will be covered under warranty. If so you might chalk it up to "stuff happens" and remember that occasional flaws happen even in the very best products. In any case your daughter (and you if you're the one who taught her how do drive stick) might find the tutorial at http://www.cartalk.com/content/learn-drive-stick-0 helpful. It's the best method I've seen for learning to drive stick with minimum frustration and damage to the clutch. It's also important to keep in mind (and remind Toyota if necessary) that it is the clutch, not the transmission that might be expected to be damaged by someone new to a manual transmission. The transmission in my 2006 Matrix failed at 65,000 miles, just out of warranty. Toyota paid for the new transmission and charged me about $1000 to put it in. I'm at 131,000 miles now and it hasn't failed yet, knock on wood!
#569 of 573 Re: 03 Matrix Transmission completely trashed @ 62K [concernedmom9]
Sep 04, 2013 (10:37 am)
we get it, and I sympathize with you, but that is a freak occurrence. That car is under warranty. Get it fixed by them and stop posting over and over.
#570 of 573 Bluetooth popping in 2014 Acadia Denali
Sep 25, 2013 (7:44 pm)
I have been to the dealer several times about this issue but they can't seem to find the problem.
My problem is anytime I use my Bluetooth to talk to someone who is out of state, something pops like lighting is hitting the speaker or better example is it has the sound that you hear when you tap a jumper cable to a battery post. I can't tell when it is going to happen so I jump when it happens and I am afraid that it is going to cause me to have an accident.
Why is this happening??
#571 of 573 Re: Bluetooth popping in 2014 Acadia Denali [mickeyk4]
Sep 26, 2013 (2:36 am)
You might want to post this in the appropriate forum as I don't think many people with Toyota Matrixes with transmission problems will be able to help you with you GM Acadia Bluetooth issue.
#572 of 573 Re: Toyota matrix 2003 2 bad transmissions [canonlaw]
Oct 07, 2013 (12:59 pm)
My Matrix (2006 /w 42K miles) has no squeaks or rattles; no repairs except to replace a clutch that appeared to be badly overheated by the previous owner.
#573 of 573 Re: Toyota matrix 2003 2 bad transmissions [circuitsmith]
Oct 07, 2013 (1:21 pm)
The jury is still out on the newer models. You have an 06 but someone just posted their 06 failed at 65,000. You also have about 45000 miles. Most of these transmission failures occur at 60-80k miles. I hope your transmission works forever like it should, but I won't be surprised if it fails. I assume you do all the proper maintenance so if it does fail you will know that is not the case.
As far as genes squeaks and rattles my exes 05 corolla had numerous rattles that started a few months after buying it new.