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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 3 of 8)

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problem #103

Jun 012015

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla matrix. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) was received in June of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 02/12/16

- Hatboro, PA, USA

problem #102

Jun 012015

Matrix

  • miles
Takata recall: In June 2015 I received this notice of a safety recall due to the airbag inflators possibly being manufactured in such a way as to where they could retain moisture which could rupture and cause serious injury or death.I am advised to not let anyone sit in the passenger seat till it is fixed. It has been six months! this is way way beyond a reasonable amount of time to have this fixed. Horrible customer service Toyota! I am the care taker of my elderly parents and drive them on errands and to appts ect. I also care for my grand daughter. And carpool to school. This has been a hugh burden on me. For the record my air bag light is always on, and my clock and stereo keep resetting. The passenger airbag constantly blinks and the no seat belt sign blinks and beeps as if someone was sitting there with out a seatbelt. You are unprepared to fix this situation, and I find this unacceptable. Everytime I get in my car, I am worried they could deflate and injure or kill myself or my parents or granddaughter. Unfortunately I have no choice but to use my vehicle as it is the only one I have. You may contact me asap regarding a rental car until this is resolved. I am no longer putting my life at risk because you are unprepared ! I will be filing a complaint with the BBB as soon as I am done with this, and will contact an attorney if need be. Awaiting your prompt reply regards, linda

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #101

Sep 072015

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 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #100

Aug 182015

Matrix

  • miles

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

Takata airbag recall. We received the recall letter in August. Since then, we have not been able to use our car with anyone in the front passenger seat. That puts a strain on our family...we can't drive the car with 5 people and we think Toyota should do something to allow us to use our car in a normal way. They have proposed a loaner car, but we would have to pay the insurance, as our personal car insurance does not cover a long term rental that is due to a recall. As there is no end in sight, that could become impossibly expensive. It just doesn't seem fair to put our family out like this, with no idea when it will end.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #99

Nov 232015

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 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Sevierville, TN, USA

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problem #98

Jul 012015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla 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.

- Sag Harbor, NY, USA

problem #97

Jun 162015

Matrix

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #96

Nov 062015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota corrola matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair were not available. 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 1/21/16

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #95

May 052015

Matrix

  • 81,854 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failure was intermittent. 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 failure mileage was 81,854. VIN tool confirms parts not available...updated 02/19/16

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #94

Jun 012015

Matrix

  • miles
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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Fair Oak, CA, USA

problem #93

Nov 032015

Matrix

  • miles

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

Received recall notice from Toyota for the front passenger air bag inflator to be replaced. Attempted to make three appointments two months apart, and consistently told by the dealer (Toyota of santa barbara, ca) the parts are not avaialble.

- Goleta, CA, USA

problem #92

Jun 012015

Matrix

  • miles
I received notification of a recall several months ago. The letter stated that I should submit a complaint to the NHTSA if I felt that Toyota had not remedied the defect within a reasonable time, which is the reason for this complaint. I have asked my local Toyota dealer when this will be repaired and have only been told that I will get another notice when parts are available. It is extremely inconvenient to have passengers ride in the back seat all the time since Toyota has advised against allowing passengers in the front passenger seat. This is far too long to wait for resolution of this problem.

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #91

Sep 012015

Matrix

  • miles
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. VIN tools confirm parts not available.

- Lincoln, MO, USA

problem #90

Jun 152015

Matrix

  • miles
My complaint is that it is taking a very long time for Toyota to provide the parts to replace the front seat passenger air bags in my vehicle. The air bag was recalled in June; it's now nearly November. Not only have they not provided parts, they have not even given a time frame for when parts might be available. When I am not simply going to work alone, I need to be able to put other family members in the back seat and in the front passenger seat. At this time, the only solution provided by Toyota is, "don't allow passenger to sit in the front passenger seat". and they are sorry for the inconvenience. How long must I wait to be able to use my car the way it was intended when I purchased it??

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #89

Jul 022015

Matrix

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla matrix. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated constantly. 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 failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Elsberry, MO, USA

problem #88

Aug 102015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 02/02/16

- Waltham, MA, USA

problem #87

Aug 032015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Corolla 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available...updated 02/01/16

- Woodridge, NJ, USA

problem #86

Aug 032015

Matrix

  • miles
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.

- Columbia, PA, USA

problem #85

Oct 272015

Matrix

  • miles
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 the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Decator, IL, USA

problem #84

Aug 192015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. The contact received a 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.

- Barboursville, VA, USA

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