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:
90,000 miles

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2008 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 122013

Matrix 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


The front windshield wipers don't work correctly. Sometimes they remain on in high speed, sometimes slow. Sometimes they just stop. We have to take the fuse out to drive on clear days, as they will just come on when they feel like it. Also, the front washer fluid no longer works. In addition to those issues, the heat shield dropped while we were getting gas one day and rattles so loud it's unbearable. I had to wire it up.

- Worcester, MA, USA

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