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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,920 miles

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2005 Toyota Matrix seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #123

Mar 142016

Matrix

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The Toyota website says replacement parts are "currently available." The dealer told me I'd have to wait one to three weeks because the parts are on back-order.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #122

Sep 152015

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Derby, CT, USA

problem #121

Feb 012012

Matrix

  • 200,000 miles
Takata airbag recall.

- Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #120

Aug 012015

Matrix

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #119

Aug 172015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags). The part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Rest Hill, IL, USA

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problem #118

Oct 052015

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and was unable to receive the part from the dealer for an unreasonable period. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide a specific date that the parts would become available to the dealer. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #117

Jan 302016

Matrix

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall - I want to file a complaint in regards to my local Toyota dealership failing to remedy my defective airbag within a reasonable time. I got the safety recall around June 2015 and they still don't have the airbag in stock. My local Toyota dealership is jerry's Toyota and their address is 8001 belair road, baltimore, md 21236. Their phone # is 410-661-5700, any help is greatly appreciated.

- Nottingham, MD, USA

problem #116

Aug 292015

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacture exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Booton Township, NJ, USA

problem #115

Jun 162015

Matrix

  • 102,514 miles
"takata recall" repair parts still unavailable. When will this be corrected!

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #114

Nov 012015

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall. I was given the notice a few months ago (at least 2) that the passenger airbag needed to be replaced and to avoid having someone sit in the passenger seat. I contacted the dealer today (1-14-16) and the parts are still not available. It is unreasonable to take this long for a safety issue to be resolved and tell customers that they just shouldn't have a passenger.

- Mendon, MA, USA

problem #113

Jun 162015

Matrix

  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla matrix. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Southbridge, MA, USA

problem #112

Jan 092016

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall - received recall notice in spring '15, never received update on remedy. Checked with dealer in Oct. '15, told parts still not available. Called dealer today (Jan. 9, 2016), was given no information. Called Toyota national office, told parts were ready in December for remedy. National office called my dealer (Continental Toyota, countryside, il, 708-354-5800) to make appointment for remedy. In recall notice, it states to contact you if Toyota has failed to remedy the defect within a reasonable time. Have had to cram my wife and two teenage children in the backseat for at least 6 months as we warned not to operate vehicle with occupant in front passenger seat. Finally have appointment for Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

- Brookfield, IL, USA

problem #111

Oct 122015

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V286000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Saugerties, NY, USA

problem #110

May 132015

Matrix

  • 0 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- El Dorado, CA, USA

problem #109

Jun 122015

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #108

Dec 162015

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the parts were unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #107

Dec 102015

Matrix

  • 180,000 miles
Takata recall - this is my only car and I have two kids to Transport as well as others and I cannot guarantee that no one sits in the front passenger side as requested. I am also concerned with my own safety as the driver, plus my son is starting to drive in 1 month as he gets his learners permit. I am in the priority 1 group but have heard nothing about getting this corrected.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #106

Jun 102015

Matrix

  • 133,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed a bulge where the front passenger side air bag was located. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 133,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #105

Dec 072015

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall: My complaint is that the NHTSA site says the recall was 6/16/2015. I only got the notice in probably August but there is not date on it. This means I cannot carry a passenger in my front passenger seat without liability. I have called the dealer and Toyota. Neither knows any time this will be fixed in my area, Oregon. It is ridiculous that I have to can't carry a passenger in my car for such a long time. Is there a fix" when are you requiring Toyota to supply parts? can I ask them fora rental car until they get this fixed" they should have dated their letter!

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #104

Oct 072015

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Dighton, MA, USA

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