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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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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 072010


  • miles


Fax submitting report of hazard for a 2007 Toyota Matrix has problems with the day time running headlights in drive mode can not switch lights off until car is in park mode with the engine off, want lights disabled. The consumer stated the first problem he encountered was when he parked facing a white wall garage in the day light. When leaving after dark, he backed out, and the glare from reflected light from the white wall, was so bright in the vehicle he was unable to see anything through the rear window. He finally resolved the problem by covering the windshield with a sunshade. The consumer stated the driver should be in control of every function in the vehicle, not the manufacturer. The consumer also stated the alternator failed.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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