Last post on Feb 25, 2013 at 10:12 AM
You are in the Toyota Matrix
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Toyota Matrix, Tires, Wheels, Wagon
#217 of 265 Re: Not alone [stilldl]
Sep 24, 2009 (1:14 pm)
Whatever you decide to do, contact Toyota and file a report. I think I did this on the phone. Check their website online to find a place to start. I've since sold my 2006 Matrix back to the dealer and purchased a 2009 (at zero per cent interest).
My dealer was adding a part to the wheels that should have corrected the problem when I decided to buy the new car. Again, I'll have to go into my files to find out exactly what the part was.
They didn't do it for free though; it cost $180 for the part and the alignment. Unless everyone reports their problem to Toyota, they won't accept (at the dealer) that this isn't your fault.
#218 of 265 TPMS sensors location
Nov 04, 2009 (4:56 am)
Does anyone know where the tpms sensors are located in a matrix? I have a 2006 AWD and my mechanic says they're not inside the wheel but on the ABS brake system. I've never heard of this before, I always thought all carmakers put them in the stem valves. How can they read the tire pressure from the ABS system? All this came about because I'm trying to put together a winter wheels/tires package so was looking to find out how much the sensors were going to be.
#219 of 265 Re: TPMS sensors location [carfan19]
Nov 04, 2009 (5:13 am)
From what I understand it doesn't measure the actual tire pressure from inside the tire but senses if one tire is under-inflated by sensing the suspension is uneven
#220 of 265 Re: TPMS sensors location [carfan19]
Nov 04, 2009 (10:38 am)
I think it senses the wheels spinning at different RPMs. The low tire spins faster.
#221 of 265 Chains for 18" tyres
Dec 24, 2009 (9:08 pm)
I have 2010 Toyota Matrix with 18" tyres. Do I need chains while driving in snow?
#222 of 265 Re: Chains for 18" tyres [sjosh]
Dec 25, 2009 (8:56 am)
The question of whether you need chains has nothing to do with the diameter of your tires.
How much snow?
How hilly the terrain?
Maybe you just need snow tires.
#223 of 265 tire pressure warning light
Jan 11, 2010 (6:38 pm)
#224 of 265 tire pressure warning light
Jan 11, 2010 (6:38 pm)
I just bought a used 2006 Matrix XR All Wheel Drive. The tire pressure warning light went on and I can't get it to go off. Does anybody have any information on how to deal with this?
#225 of 265 Re: Goodyear Eagle Cupping [herzogtum71]
Jan 17, 2010 (10:53 am)
2004 Matrix - front wheel drive - auto trans.
Had original tires rotated as suggested and ended up replacing them 30k. Was told by Dealer the original "Continental" tires only last to about 30k. So we bought the Yokohama you mentioned. They have been on for 3-4 years and already need replacing. We have had a front end alignment per warranty for the tires purchased at Plaza tire (Forever Tire program - which I'm assuming they will not honor). This is a Toyota issue that I want to know if they have corrected. Dealers do not know anything about this (including service department) locally. We are in the market for a new one - other than the tire wear issue - we love our Matrix. Sad that Toyota won't fix this issue with the $180 part someone mentioned for newer models - unless they have fixed it. Anyone know?
#226 of 265 Re: Goodyear Eagle Cupping [consumerwise]
Jan 21, 2010 (6:07 pm)
Sorry to hear you aren't happy with the Yokohamas. How many miles did you put on the vehicle in the 3 - 4 years?
Ours have been on the car (AWD) for just 5 months and about 5,000 miles. So far we have no complaints, but it's still early.