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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 miles

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 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 232007

Matrix 4-cyl

  • 14,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. While driving 5 mph out of a parking space, the vehicle accelerated into an intersection and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. As she depressed the brake pedal the vehicle would not stop until the crash occurred. No one was injured. There is a police report if needed. The vehicle was driven to the dealer. A Toyota field engineer inspected the brakes stating that the failure was not related to the brakes. The crash occurred 20 days after the vehicle was purchased. The contact is the second owner of the vehicle. The failure mileage was 14,000 and the current mileage is 60,000. Updated evoq 08/10/10 the consumer stated the accelerator pedal was stuck. Updated evoq 09/07/10

- Milford, MA, USA

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