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:
29,400 miles

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2007 Toyota Matrix fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 252010


  • 34,800 miles


The fuel tank protector on my 2007 Toyota Matrix became loose. The fuel tank shield is retained by a screw into a plastic retainer mounted onto a tank strap. The plastic decays and the screw falls out. The fuel tank shield function is now compromised in its ability to protect the fuel tank from the heat of the exhaust pipe.

- Eldersburg, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 132009


  • 24,000 miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Matrix and have 3 incidents of uncontrolled acceleration of over 70 mph and uncontrolled deceleration when going 35 to 60 mph in heavy traffic. I have been lucky enough to have avoided any accidents but last week came very close to hitting a tree. My car is not part of the recall. I have had trouble with my floor mats but this is not the problem with the accelerator. I took the car to the dealership and they said that there is nothing wrong with the accelerator. My local dealership refuses to fix it. They tell me that it is safe to drive even though cars are being recalled to have the accelerator fixed. The owner of the dealership has basically blown me off and says it is my problem. Since my car is on the recall list it won't be fixed. What can I do" do the 2010 Toyota's have the same problems? I can't trade this car in for another brand car because of this problem. My car is in excellent shape and with only 24,500 miles. What can I do"

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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