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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,488 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232007


  • 24,576 miles


I purchased this matrix brand new in cash. However I have had to purchase wheel covers over and over. Costing me nearly $60 a hubcap. I tried to reach out to Toyota and they said sorry they couldn't help me. There are tons of complaints about this. They were made very poorly and they should be fixed. I will be contacting BBB as well.

- Waller, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 272008

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,400 miles
Car wears the inside tread of the tire prematurely (10% left after only 16,000 miles), revealed during the safety inspection. The wheel alignment is within the manufacturer's specification and the tires were rotated every 3,000-5,000 miles.

- Houston, TX, USA

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