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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

2007 Toyota Matrix brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 212008


  • miles


1. my car is 2007 Toyota Matrix, before my first accident I took my car twice to be inspected by the dealer shop at fitszgerald because I had two brake failures while riding to my house and both times they blamed on the floor mats, and the second they gave me a report saying that they were unable to find a failure on the brakes after inspecting it for 96mile drive, they found nothing and put on the report that the vehicle had no problems. I was driving on the highway during a high traffic, the vehicles in front of me slowed down, I stooped then when the vehicles in front started to move I let go of the breaks and suddenly the car went out of control and hit the car twice while I was pressing the breaks. 2 this happens not often, this happens when I put the car on park or I slow down, usually when I apply the breaks. I am afraid because they can't find anything wrong with it or that they refuse to help me. For this even my premium car insurance went 200% 3 nothing can be done because they don't know what's wrong, I am at a loss because is difficult for me to find any help.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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