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#46 of 64 Re: Toyota Matrix 2005 ABS Grindindg Noise Brakes [chailes]
Feb 15, 2010 (3:33 pm)
My 2009 toyota matrix has an awful grinding noise when brakes applied in snowy, icy conditions. It sounds like throwing it into reverse while going 40 mph down to road. I rode with my local technician a very short distance and applied brake going only 10 mph and the horrible grinding noise was there. He told me that the grinding,slamming sound was normal not to worry about it. He said all matrix's do it and it was coming from a pump in ABS system. Not sure whether to believe him or not though. Anyone else have any input on this?
#47 of 64 Re: Toyota Matrix 2005 ABS Grindindg Noise Brakes [mw20]
Feb 16, 2010 (5:24 am)
I don't own a Matrix but plan to buy one in the near future, that's why I come here often.
In the past all my vehicles that had ABS system made a funny sound (grinding noise) or other sound depending on the model.
Those where a 1991 GMC Safari, the sound resemble a mooing cow, I called my Safari "my big cow" because of this, it was my first with ABS, I freaked the first time I heard that sound.
Then a 1994 Chevrolet Blazer, this one had a grinding sound but I knew it came from that ABS system, after that a 1999 Chevrolet Venture, this one I'd say a "humming sound" almost like a organ note and presently I own a 2005 Equinox and the ABS system produces a very soft grinding/humming sound.
It seems that the sound comes from the brake system computer adjusting the wheel so they don't stop turning giving them the same pressure on all 4.
That's what makes you steer your vehicle while applying the brakes.
Weird isn't it. Four different vehicle, four different sound.
Your grinding sound seems pretty normal to me.
#48 of 64 Re: Toyota Matrix 2005 ABS Grindindg Noise Brakes [mw20]
Feb 16, 2010 (8:42 am)
mw20, You are the first person who has adequately described the awful ABS brake noise I get with my 2008 Matrix. I've tried to describe it here but no one seemed to believe me or thought I was exaggerating. I too have been told this noise is "normal" both by people in this forum and by others. It may be "normal" but it should not be acceptable! I think Toyota trying to pass this horrible noise off as "normal" is insulting. My main question to you though is, Do you think it is safe? I have had this happen a number of times and I think the there is virtually no braking power when this noise occurs. I think the brakes basically fail whenever this noise occurs. The noise is bad enough, but thinking the brakes have failed is really scary. It is so bad that we never drive this car if the roads are snow covered or snow is threatened. Therefore, the car sits unused for about 3 months every year here in Colorado. I'm really disappointed in Toyota on this one and we will sell the car this summer.
#49 of 64 Re: Toyota Matrix 2005 ABS Grindindg Noise Brakes [RavenMesa]
Feb 16, 2010 (10:27 am)
Like I was explaining to "mw20" there is nothing wrong about the noise that you are hearing. It's totally normal.
I've been hearing that noise since 1991 when applying the brakes on every vehicle I've owned, every time I apply the brakes on a icy or snow covered surface and even on dry or wet surface every time the brakes are applied hard I hear that (grinding/humming or ever) sound that you hear.
By the way...not an accident since I started to hear that sound.
It doesn't even come from the brakes, it's from the ABS system.
Don't worry, it has nothing to do with the recalls that Toyota came out with recently.
#50 of 64 2009 Matrix Brakes
Mar 01, 2010 (6:47 am)
I have a 2009 Matrix and I too have a brake problem. When I apply the brakes it's more than the grinding noise but the resistance of the brakes bouncing back against the foot pedal. I just called Toyota to put my car in and they told me two weeks and no guaranteed that I get a loaner. I'm very disappointed with Toyota and now that the dealer is making no effort in working with me. I believe I made a wrong choice now. In the past I had only owned Honda cars and never had a problem.
#51 of 64 Re: 2009 Matrix Brakes [transfer]
Mar 02, 2010 (4:52 am)
By the year of your car it must still be on warranty.
I had a similar problem (not a brake problem) but a problem with the service at the dealer where I had bought the car and I simply went to another Toyota dealer across town and they where extremely nice and polite with me far better than the dealer that had sold me the car.
They gave their 100% for my satisfaction.
Any Toyota dealer can, will and are supposed to take care of you with respect and loyalty.
#52 of 64 2003 Matrix - pulsating brakes
Apr 05, 2010 (11:00 am)
Changed the rotors and drums and pads. Bled 2x and still have pulsating on slow breaking. And wheel shake on fast breaking. Checked vacuum at assist canister..seems good...anyone have an idea??
#53 of 64 Re: 2003 Matrix - pulsating brakes [mwc979]
Apr 05, 2010 (5:16 pm)
Maybe bent hub or debris on mating surface between rotor and hub.
#54 of 64 Squealing brakes after rainy days
May 14, 2010 (1:04 pm)
I already reached the 50,000km, Brakes and gas accelator has been done, Now I'm having experience (occasionally) squealing noise coming from rear wheels.
If I drive the cars on the \wet days, in the next morning noise can be heard after releasing the parking brake. Not sure if it's coming from the rear brakes.
The noise could last for a few seconds while driving, Is ehre anyone who experienced this kind of symptom? It,s a 1.8L, Touring package. I have to make an appointment soon before the warranty expires (60,000K) Don't know if there's
some chargeable things so I have to watchout carefully. If it's the brakes issue.
#55 of 64 Great Bumper Sticker seen
May 14, 2010 (3:04 pm)
TOYOTA - Once You Drive One, You'll Never Stop