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:
100 miles

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2007 Toyota Matrix windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2007 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012007

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Matrix. The contact was unable to drive in the rain due to the failure of the windshield wipers. Whenever she activates the wipers, the marks left on the windshield are thick enough to prevent her from seeing the road. She called the dealer and offered them pictures of the marks on the windshield. The dealer stated that they did not want to see the pictures, and advised her to bring the vehicle in during rainy conditions for inspection. The contact does not want to drive during rainy conditions because of the potential safety hazard. The manufacturer stated that it was normal for the windshield wipers to leave marks or residue on the windshield. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 100 and current mileage was 3,973.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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