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.


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2006 Toyota Matrix wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 212006

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


- the contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. While driving on 12/21/06 in heavy traffic at 5 mph heard a knocking sound. The contact stopped the vehicle and observed that the tire failed and that the sidewall was damaged. The contact was certain that he didn't hit anything to cause the tire to fail. The contact placed a spare tire on the vehicle and drove it to the dealer. The dealer advised him to call the tire manufacturer and file a complaint. Sears informed the contact that the tire failure was due to road hazards. The contact stated that the road conditions were good.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

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