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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,799 miles

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2007 Toyota Matrix fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 232007

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,799 miles


In August 2007, I began to smell gas inside my car when driving my 2003 Toyota Matrix. The fuel pressure regulator had failed, causing the seals on the fuel injectors to fail. My service center replaced the fuel rail and injector seals. My understanding is that other matrixes have had similar problems, leading me to wonder whether this health and safety problem results from faulty design.

- Arlington, VA, USA

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