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#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
#56 of 64 Re: 2003 Matrix - pulsating brakes [mwc979]
Jan 21, 2011 (12:10 pm)
I own a 2006 matrix all wheel drive. bought the car with 24,000 miles on it. and it now has 134,000 miles. have replaced the front brakes 4 times so far. after rotor and brake replacement the pulsating and wheel shake is hardly noticeable. after about 8,000 miles the pulsating and wheel shake comes back and gets so bad I have to replace the brake pads and rotors way before they should be replaced.. I have tried several different types of rotors and brake pads with the same results. I suspect the wheel hubs are flawed. need to put a dial indicator on the hubs and see if they are out of round. I just have not taken the time to really check out the problem. so far toyota has not responded to inquiry this seems to be wide spread on the matrix.
#57 of 64 Re: 2003 Matrix - pulsating brakes [mwc979]
Jan 24, 2011 (4:51 pm)
I posted exactly the same problem before. I finally found another personal with the same experience. Mine is 2003 Matrix xR, too. I still have not figured out the cause. It shakes like crazy when I brake at above 55MPH. I am about to change the front brakes and rotors. Not sure if this will work. Any advice from anyone?
#58 of 64 Re: 2003 Matrix - pulsating brakes 
Feb 14, 2011 (8:04 am)
I have the same problem but on a 2003 Vibe. 139k miles on it. This will be the fifth set up brake pads for the front as I today am having new brake pads put on again and turning rotors (which are new in last year) again. I did have a bad brake caliper which was causing wear on the front driver side brake pad. Did you find anything with the wheel hubs. Other than the door lock actuators this is the only problem Ive really had.
#59 of 64 Re: 2003 Matrix - pulsating brakes [kathychung]
Feb 14, 2011 (8:07 am)
Replacing front brakes and/or turning or replacing rotors does fix it....but it seems to come back within 15,000 miles for me. It didn't start happening on mine until about 80k. Mine is about 55mph and I believe that is a sign of warped rotors. What I can't figure out is why they are warping so quickly and I do seem to go through front brakes much faster on this car than my other vehicles in the past.