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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,926 miles

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2005 Toyota Matrix fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072013

Matrix 4-cyl

  • 67,847 miles


Check engine light came one. Went to local Toyota dealership. Diagnostic trouble code P0441 P0455. Dealer charged me $490 after $200 rebate. Replaced: Cap assy. Fuel tank, pipe sub.assy. Fu, valve assy. Vacuum. I never got recall notice. Tab should be pick up by Toyota.

- Bocxa Raton, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 082010


  • 128,005 miles
2005 Toyota Matrix xrs with manual 6 spd transmission. Sometimes when I release throttle when shifting or at a stop sign the throttle mechanism locks up solid as if I could almost break it when attempting to increase throttle from no throttle position. I coasted from 65mph to 40mph with traffic bearing down from behind one time. I thought the cables were binding but bought a new one to replace with but the cable looks good and in my driveway could not simulate or detect the cause of sticking. I called Toyota service rep in san bernardino, ca and he said "we are going to charge you if we look at it" the throttle locked up again on the 8th of this month at the stop sign when exiting the freeway.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

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