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:
88,000 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.

2006 Toyota Matrix accessories - interior problems

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2006 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 222010


  • 88,000 miles


Engine stalls, check engine light comes on, diagnosis via computer leads you to different fix's. my 2006 Matrix has been in the shop for almost two weeks. I had this same problem, I took it to my local mechanic and they diagnosed it (via the computer), and said it was two burnt coils ($560). Problem still exists, so they checked it again and said it was a vacuum leak (fixed for free) problem still exists. Then they said it was a pinched wire, etc. They finally had to call a Toyota dealer and seek help. They were then told of the computer problem. According to my mechanic, the computer is under warranty to 80,000 miles, I have 88,000. My mechanic is pressing them to fix it under warranty

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

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