In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Problem was not discovered after numerous check-ups during the year. Every seat, save the driver's, folds flat to accommodate long and wide cargo. Toyota continued to sell a range of compact hatchbacks in North America through its brand. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag. Available Only in Gulf States.
The respective dealers will either replace the front passenger air bag inflator or the entire front passenger air bag assembly depending on the model. The 2008 Toyota Matrix is a cleanly styled and interesting design, if perhaps a bit too familiar at this point in its life cycle. Very good follow through as well. However, its engine is widely seen as underpowered and its gauges can be hard to read. Conclusion The Matrix is not a sports car, but it is a car for sports. The Matrix has a high resale value, as well as an innovative interior with good cargo capabilities. Interior The Matrix seats up to five people.
So, it was no surprise that the Matrix won over some staff members as a desirable everyday car. In addition, hatches sometimes look a little better than their sedan siblings, and seldom come with… Just look at what's happened to the five-door hatchback. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. All in all I highly recommend the Matrix.
Described as a crossover utility vehicle, the Matrix was said to combine the functionality of a sport utility vehicle with the image and performance of a sports car. But again, for my first try, and not looking at it real close, it looks great. It steers with more precision and less wheel vibration than the Corolla, but still falls short of stimulating. Show full review Vehicle Overview Toyota introduced its youth-focused Matrix as an early 2003 model. This recall expands recall 15V-285. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead.
Units Affected 71163 Americans haven't exactly embraced the hatchback over the years, but that hasn't stopped numerous mainstream automakers from offering all manner of them for the U. Available Only in Southeast Region. These guys were honest and upfront about the conditions of the vehicles. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. The Pontiac Vibe is essentially the same car. It weighs in at a relatively light 2,800 lb 1,300 kg. I've driven it mostly on the highway, but I'm happy with the handling on both highway and in-town.
It's a sporty and versatile car at a great value. Under the Hood The 1. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. I went to inspect the car which was in good shape except all the tires were different makes, and in poor condition. Interior The interior is what truly sets the Matrix apart from the Corolla.
Majority of reviews were bad, and when he increased the price, I agreed. However, the next year, Toyota made the numbers white while keeping the rest of the gauges red. . Style and affordability, comfort and utility, all in one package. Must have driven for almost one year with vibrations.
In our brief talks, texts and email exchange, he was very courteous and professional. This is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall expands recall 15V-286. Once discovered, Mechanic had difficulty replacing bearing assembly due to rust. But a little secret for the older Toyota fans, the Matrix is as reliable as the Corolla, and it will also fit a lot more treasures found antiquing. The matrix is fun, comfy, and somehow makes you feel like you are in the largest car on the road, but when you get out you realize you are in a compact car -- this has caused problems in parking lots, where I have found it hard to find the car on several occasions. Wish site had prompted me to buy wet sanding pads and degreaser, from a bit of online research I think I came up short on my prep because I didn't have right supplies on hand.