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:
51,900 miles

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2007 Toyota Matrix fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 212010


  • 30,300 miles


2007 Toyota Matrix xr 30,306 miles. Purchased new. Took delivery of vehicle 12jun07. Last week 20sep10 - fuel strap broken/fell off. Not rusted just gone. Rattling underneath vehicle is gas tank vibrating while driving, in park or idling. Was told by toy dealership in watertown, MA that this would not be covered under warranty. Service tech stated that he had never seen this happen in a vehicle that was just 3 yrs old.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 172009


  • 52,000 miles
Since I bought my Toyota Matrix 2007 every time I fill the gas tank no matter which gas station I use, the gas always spills all over from the gas tank. I thought I it was because I was doing something wrong. It was not until the car reached 50,000 miles last month that I contacted balise Toyota in West springfield, MA and bernadi Toyota in framingham, MA where I bought the car to inform them of the problem. They said it was not their issue since the car is no more under warranty and that I had to pay 200 dollars to have the problem diagnosed and pay hundreds more to have the problem resolved. This is a serious safety hazards which should have been taken seriously by Toyota and its dealers. I searched the internet and found out that there were hundreds if not thousands of complaints about the gas nozzle not stopping when the gas tank of the 2007 Matrix is full.

- Holyoke, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012010


  • 73,400 miles
I own a 2007 Toyota Matrix that was experiencing unexplained surging and acceleration while at a stop and at idle. The engine would rev unexpectedly causing the car to lurch forward. This happened while sitting at a stop with my foot on the brake. I took the Matrix to the dealer but they could not find what the problem was until the check engine light came on. The car finally go to a point where it would rev up by itself to as much as 4000 RPM. It finally got to a point where it was undrivable. I took the car to the dealer and after 2 days it was determined that the electronic throttle body was malfunctioning. The dealer is currently replacing the electronic throttle body at a cost of $1,350. I believe that this is a problem that effects more Toyota models and years then what has currently been recalled.

- South Riding, VA, USA

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