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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:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,543 miles

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2006 Toyota Matrix seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #28

Aug 172015

Matrix

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of nhsta 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.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #27

May 152015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of nhsta 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. Update 01/15/16

- Wyomissing, PA, USA

problem #26

Jun 162015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #25

Oct 212015

Matrix 4-cyl

  • 101,000 miles

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

A have a Toyota recall notice for my 2006 matrix. The recall is dated June 16 2015, but as of yet (end of October) there are no parts available to fix the problem. In the notice under "what should I do?" it states: Until the remedy becomes available in your location, we recommend that you do not operate the vehicle with an occupant in the front passenger seat. That's quite inconvenient! I feel that Toyota has failed to remedy the defect within a reasonable time.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #24

Sep 032015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 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.

- Villa Park, IL, USA

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problem #23

Jun 162015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 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.

- Stafford Spring, CT, USA

problem #22

Oct 162015

Matrix

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part was unavailable to perform the repair. The contact stated that 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. Updated 1/15/16.....updated 01/20/16

- Midway, KY, USA

problem #21

Oct 012015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #20

Jun 122015

Matrix 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 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. Updated 11/18/15 the consumer also stated the seat belts were inoperative. Updated 12/09/15.

- Franklin, WI, USA

problem #19

Sep 012015

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 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. Updated 11/12/15 updated 1/4/2016

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #18

Sep 072015

Matrix

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 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.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #17

Jul 012015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 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.

- Mount Vernon, IL, USA

problem #16

Jun 132015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 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.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #15

Jun 162015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #14

Jul 232015

Matrix

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. While driving at 25 mph, another vehicle failed to stop for a stop sign and the contact crashed into the vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. There was a police report filed. The contact sustained injuries to the head and a sprained right ankle, which required medical attention. The injuries for the other person were unknown. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the front side of the vehicle and tire on the front driver side were repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #13

Sep 142015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Corolla 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cedar Rapids , IA, USA

problem #12

Aug 142015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the recall part was not available. 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.

- Greenville, OH, USA

problem #11

Aug 252015

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated and was associated with the driver side air bag. The passenger side air bag warning light would also illuminate. The dealer stated that the part was not available to repair the vehicle according to NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags). The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown. MA 10/25/15 updated 12/09/15.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #10

Jul 242015

Matrix

  • miles
Received recall notice. Phoned local Toyota service dealer and was told the part was on national backorder. Put on a list for call back. In the meantime, I am not supposed to let a passenger ride in the front seat! absurd, I purchased the vehicle for driving and passengers. I want to request an answer on what recourse I have to get a vehicle that can Transport my family safely, while waiting. We have been in an accident in the past -not this recall- but the airbag on passenger side caused more damage, and could have been devistating damage to our teen in the passenger seat. Cannot take this chance again, but have to use my car for transporting my family! this particular service phone answerer was very unconcerned about the details of this recall. I do not want to have to take this further than here, but feel very cheated each time I have to find alternative vehicle for my teen children to ride in. And spouse is supposed to let me chauffeur him, let's get real! this is an issue!

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #9

May 132015

Matrix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V286000 (air bags) however, the parts needed to do the repair were 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.

- Covington, LA, USA

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