At this time, Toyota will not compensate Matrix owners for this very expensive defect. The shift points are too high or too low: Take a look at the. I would think this applies to Vibe owners also. A leaking intake manifold gasket or can cause the Check Engine light to come on with the codes , P0133 and. I drive it at least once a week. What to look for when buying a used Toyota Matrix: When inspecting a used Toyota Matrix, check the oil level; a low oil level could be an indication that the engine consumes oil. It will not move forward either.
The clutch is still original and the trans needs replacing before it? Some vehicle owners have had it happen at less mileage. The contact stated the bearings in the transmission failed, causing the vehicle to decelerate to a complete stop. It is very unsafe on the highway as it does not get up to or maintain speeds. Dealers will replace the airbag control module, free of charge. The entire transmission needs to be replaced. Within a year the transmission went out.
I don't believe a manual transmission should need to be replaced at 98,000 miles. I believe this might also apply to Toyota Corolla and Pontiac Vibe models. I agree that people should be aware of the 03-05 5-speed issues, but from what I remember it wasn't the bean counters fault this time. Other than that I only changed the oil, rotors, brake pads and tires. The recall began on January 29, 2018.
The car only has 92,000 miles and the tranny needs to be replaced due to a bad bearing. Our vehicle is 2005 with 94,000 miles. I'm getting to where I hate working on vehicles more and more every year. P0770 is a Shift Solenoid E Malfunction. Only one problem maybe - it would be much better to have 2. It had 35,000 miles on it and now has 160,000 and I have had no trouble and have only replaced the back window wiper.
I still have an open case with Scion. A number of us here were surprised when our 5-speeds failed. The transmission and clutch shifted fine. It doesn't neccessarily mean to do a tranny service. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag.
I've always changed my fluid every 30k miles and the transmission suddenly failed at 160k miles. I am a 46 year old mother and have driven several cars with a manual transmission and never had to replace a clutch with such low mileage. They use the Hollander Interchange manuals for parts compatability. It seems that many Matrix owners are having problems with a faulty transmission bearing which necessitates the transmission needing to be replaced prematurely. Now it has 112k and its 2017.
I changed the oil in my Matrix early at 21k miles and it was dark with a metallic sheen and a slightly gritty feel. When finally I read through the manual I learned that the transmission will not go into overdrive until the engine has warmed up to a certain temperature. Filed a complaint with Toyota with no response. We find no shops want to do the work, yet. Dealers previously installed a supplemental harness containing an electrical filter between the airbag control module and its wire harness, free of charge. When car is neutral it is still in gear. Transmission had to be replaced.
Will replace at next oil change. I love the clearance from the ground and not having to sit way down when getting in. The contact stated there were no warnings prior to the failure. We were fortunate to be able to take control of the vehicle and get to the side however we were stuck at night on the highway. Please be aware of a serious transmission problem on these vehicles.
The last clutch I had to replace was on a 1991 Suzuki swift that had over 220,000 miles. The auto is of no value without the repair, and with the repair resale not much greater. It was used extensively in many Toyota vehicles between 2005 and 2010, including in the Camry, Solara, Matrix and the Corolla. It is my understanding that the Toyota Matrix, Toyota Corolla, and Pontiac Vibe have the same transmission and engine. Unfortunately, my advice would be to pass on the 5 speed, and instead find an automatic tranny Vibe. Transmission problem 2004 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Automatic 34,000 miles I brought my car in for an oil change and the mechanic said that he recommends at 30-40,000 miles that the transmission be serviced.
It can even handle a full sofa!! The same holds true for the tramsmission lock-up feature. The high driving position makes for great visibility. Was able to get off the first exit. I just did a dump and refill twice on mine a week or two ago. The recommended service for that vehicle is at about 90k miles. In that truck, changing that bearing is not that big a deal.