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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 262009

Matrix 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Matrix. While driving between 25 mph and 78 mph the power steering would fail. Also the accelerator pedal remains applied, even after application. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the technician was unable to remedy the failure. The regional master tech sent by the manufacturer could not locate the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was contacted again, but no assistance was provided. The current mileage was 26,000. The failure mileage was 2,000. The consumer stated whiled driving, she could no longer feel the tension in the steering that dictates the movement of the wheels. Updated evoq 05/27/10

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

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