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#13 of 22 mold inside doors of matrix after rain
Aug 26, 2009 (5:58 am)
#14 of 22 mold inside doors of matrix after rain
Aug 26, 2009 (5:58 am)
After a torrential 30 minute high wind rain my 2004 Matrix started reeking of mold when I drive with windows open - took to dealership - 2 dealerships said they had NEVER heard of such a problem. They took door panels apart and there was some standing water collecting in bottom of car door - the drain holes were not plugged shut though according to repair technician - they blew out the water and sprayed with lysol which I provided . . . anyone else had to deal with this . . . .still smells like mold and I get allergic symptoms when driving with windows up or down but only smell with windows down. Nobody seems to be equipped to get rid of the mold and deal with this problem . . . Anybody else run into something like this? Thoughts, suggestions welcome. Thank you.
#15 of 22 Fold Down Passenger Seat
Nov 04, 2009 (3:05 pm)
Have seen several base model Matrix cars on the market, but need a passenger fold down seat (only comes on S model and above). Any chance of buying a fold down seat and installing on the base model...Or is this change NOT POSSIBLE, Too expensive or other factors. Thanks, Terry Capps
#16 of 22 Re: Front Seat Comfort issues [badgerrr]
Feb 23, 2010 (6:05 pm)
I just bought a 2010 Toyota Matrix. Not only is it on the recall list, but the front driver's seat is KILLING my leg after about 30 minutes of driving. A typical commute for me is over 50 minutes, and there a days when I spend hours in the car. By that time, I'm crippled from the pain in the right leg due to the seat.
The seat edge is apparently not padded enough, or too high, or something. I'm going to try a pillow and I'm taking it back to the dealer to see what they can do.
I've had both a Corolla and a Tercel (and a Subaru Impreza) previously and have never had such a thing as this - it's like a hard metal rod pressing on the tendons in the back of my knee. Horribly painful!
What happened with you and your wife when you experienced the same problem???
#17 of 22 Re: Front Seat Comfort issues [aspake]
Feb 24, 2010 (6:49 pm)
One of my friends had the same problem as you.
If I remember, he told me that he had to adjust his seat by lowering the front or raising the back and now no more pain in his right leg.
The secret is to adjust your seat for your leg to be in a comfortable position..
#18 of 22 Front Seat Comfort Issues
Feb 24, 2010 (10:19 pm)
Thanks for that information and it definitely sounds correct. However, I'm not sure how to lower only the FRONTt of the seat. I will check the manual. The entire seat seems to go up or down. I will try more adjustments..
Thanks so much for the helpful suggestion. If this fails, I've already called the dealer about the seat and asked for help. The car will be spending some time at the dealer's next week for the two recall fixes--both the gas pedal and the floor mats. Hopefully if I haven't been able to fix the seat by then, they can.
#19 of 22 Re: mold inside doors of matrix after rain [timber4]
Oct 23, 2010 (1:35 pm)
We have the same issue of mold inside Matrix doors/windows in soggy Seattle. Has anyone found a solution to this? Our door drains are okay. Thanks.
#20 of 22 Re: Fold Down Passenger Seat [tcapps589]
Mar 09, 2011 (7:43 am)
I have been looking at used Toyota Matrixes and Pontiac Vibes. I want the folddown front passenger seat, but don't want to buy the XRS or GT versions of the cars.
Wondered if anyone has a solution or source for a replacement folddown front passenger seat?
#21 of 22 Re: Front Seat Comfort issues [aspake]
Oct 18, 2012 (10:27 pm)
My mom has a Toy/Matrix too..i used it for a drive to Vegas, about 3 hours and my knee hurt so bad it ruined my trip..when i driven it around town it is the same issue..bad knee pain,leg pain...my mon after having the car for three years is now limping and has a awkward walk on the right leg!!! And i told her i know it has to be her cars front seat...doctor's are unsure what it is. Well, i will keep you posted here, but i say it is that darn front seat.
#22 of 22 Re: Front Seat Comfort issues [pollybeaus]
Nov 11, 2012 (7:37 am)
Sorry for the delay in replying! My right knee has been bothering me since driving this car. Are you or your Mother's problems with your right leg as well?
Thank you, Dan