Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The Toyota Matrix is the mechanical twin of the Pontiac Vibe.

Both models were a joint GM-Toyota venture, manufactured together at a NUMMI production facility in Fremont, CA. Only the heating & A/C systems are different.


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2004 Toyota Matrix wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 062004

Matrix 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Front wheels vibrate at highway speed, if snow slush freezes in low profile steel wheel rims. This happened twice this winter to me, I first thought a wheel weight came off the shake was so bad, the dealership checked it out an said it was ice inside the back of the wheel rim, he melted it out an it was find. It happened again latter on in the winter you only feel the shaking if you bring the car up to highway speed, I have never had this problem with wheel rims before an I live in upstate N.Y. where we get enough snow. When the ice melts or breaks out of the back of these deep dish rims the wheels stop shaking, I consider this a dangerous problem that should be addressed be fore some one gets into an accident because of it. The vehicle is a 2004 Toyota 4WD Matrix.

- Bainbridge, NY, USA

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