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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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Toyota Matrix accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2005 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 172005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


We own a 2005 Toyota Matrix AWD xr with a factory installed moon roof. It has been to the dealer 2 times for a rattle in the roof. 1st diagnosis: Found roof support to be slightly loose due to lack of spot weld, bent lip of support down and applied foam to all points of contact. 2nd diagnosis: Support braces are lacking insulation and sealer, causing them to be noisy over bumps. Vehicle is back from the 2nd repair and still has the rattle noise. We are concerned that the roof supports not being correct in the manufacturing process may make the car less structurally sound now or in the future as the insulation wears down. The service manager said this lack of insulation a problem they have been seeing in the cars.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

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