In addition, the S grade can be equipped with a four-speed automatic and. Rear brakes can wear prematurely if not serviced regularly. To perform the test, the computer pulls a vacuum and checks to see if the vacuum holds. Safety As of this writing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not crash tested the Matrix. Editor's note: This review was written in April 2008 about the 2009 Toyota Matrix For 2010, Toyota made an electronic stability system standard, which is rare for this class. After putting it back in and resetting my check engine light, the car worked great! The seats are well-padded, but I thought the fabric felt sandpaper-rough in certain areas. Could I have a bad fuel injector? Sales of the Matrix were discontinued in the United States in 2013, and in Canada in 2014.
Or you can make it most pronounced for a test. The base Matrix and front-wheel-drive S version have an independent front suspension and semi-independent, torsion beam rear. The gauges and stereo controls have first-rate quality, too, and panel fit is generally excellent. The high front seating position provides excellent visibility, and all trim levels have supportive sport seats. I didn't drive the 1. All-wheel drive is optional on the Matrix S. First sold in February 2002, the Matrix saw a minor facelift for the 2005 , and was redesigned completely in 2008 for the 2009 model year, following the new.
To see other changes for 2010, , or check out a of the two model years. Source: Automaker data for 2008 models, excluding Matrix 2009. To see other changes for 2010, , or check out a of the two model years. Many of those features are optional on lesser trims. There is factory service bulletin for the following Toyota models: 2005-2006 Toyota Camry 2006 Toyota Solara 2007-2009 Toyota Camry P0500 Toyota Description The vehicle speed sensor outputs a 4 pulse signal for every revolution of the rotor shaft, which is rotated by the transmission output shaft via the driven gear.
With its recent redesign, as an early 2009 model, the Matrix was given a lower, sportier stance, yet similar proportions to the previous version. Stability and traction control are newly standard for 2010, and dual front, side, and curtain airbags, along with active headrests and anti-lock brakes, remain on all models. Other options include a navigation system, a moonroof and a premium stereo. Always properly secure cargo and cargo area. Nissan Versa and Sentra are less reliable. From the second the car starts till the second i turn it off it vibrates.
Also note that the Matrix's Pontiac twin, the Vibe, is no longer produced. Fueling time varies with hydrogen fueling pressure and ambient temperature. I called a couple shops and they said check the gas cap. Based on the Corolla platform, the Matrix offers 49. Ammar answered about a week ago hi I have the same problem on my 2008 corolla and i finally solved it but you have to do what i did because many things cause engine vibration.
This Toyota Matrix generation marks it the first time it is sold in. The Matrix's cargo area compares favorably, but the car makes no waves in driving dynamics or cabin quality. There may be a radical repositioning or spacer, or not yet known parts relationship that can be achieved. On top of that, the Matrix is one of the most fuel-efficient wagons. Crash-test ratings are good but not class-leading; in federal testing, the Matrix earns four- and five-star ratings for side impact but five stars for frontal impact. Previous Matrix models held their value extremely well, and the 2009 version should be no exception. The Matrix shares roots with the Toyota Corolla and Scion xB, and Pontiac markets a related hatchback in the Vibe.
I'll post if it does. In addition to the eight tie-downs in the back for attaching the included cargo nets and , the seats and rear floor have integrated rails for installing extra tie-downs. That's the carbon monoxide talking, friends. James answered 8 years ago Definitely not normal. For the 2010 model the previously optional and systems became standard. Actual dealer price will vary. Minor oil leaks from the timing cover are reported often.
If you just had this recall done try wiping off the throttle plate using a throttle plate cleaner soaked rag. For those who want a grocery-getter with a bit more cargo space than their last sedan — including my grandparents, who own the outgoing Matrix — there are a lot of competitors that do it for a lot less cash. Its so irritating and annoying that I don't feel like driving it. Sometimes a bad water pump can become noisy. GreasyFinger answered 5 years ago I got a 2008 corolla as well and now I'm facing the same problem.
I took the sensor out again and looked at it more carefully and realized I had missed some wires inside of the plastic tube like part of the sensor. At least it's consistent, so drivers will learn to be patient — though patience isn't a becoming trait in a car with performance leanings. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. It's much like the transmission in the Mazda3, another favorite stick shift of mine, but its throws feel even more precise than the Mazda. Usually when the steering vibrates at highway speed it's your tires that need replacing. It's also one of the few small cars suitable for tall drivers, as it has plenty of headroom.
The recall notice cites two bolts in each of the front doors as potentially causing the window to come off the track and break. My thoughts are to take it to a transmission shop and have them check it out. Handling and ride: The Matrix handles well, with responsive steering and good road feel. Fight the urge to take a little nap first. A 132-hp four-cylinder comes only on the base model, and manual or automatic transmissions are available with either engine.