The transmission shop came to the same conclusion as the local mechanic. The person I talked to at Toyota acted a little too nonchalant about the whole deal. While driving the other day, the transmission locked up on the interstate. I haven't even worn out the brakes and I have to replace the clutch!!!! I was told since there is no recall, I would not be compensated. I purchased the car new and have serviced the car with the dealership from day one. This is the exact same failure that happened at ~38,000 miles.
Photo: Toyota Canada Mechanical: The 2003-2008 Matrix comes with front- or all-wheel drive, manual or automatic transmission. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Matrix, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. About two days later the transmission fell apart. A 115V power outlet is among available options. Had mechanic do a check and couldn't find anything.
The vehicle has no movement in reverse: The problem could stem from a number of separate issues. I wouldn't be holding your breath waiting for this. Will also request to have the main seal changed. Will inquire about the 6-speed transmission. Otherwise, I am certain my car would have been rear-ended while I waited for the tow truck.
The high driving position makes for great visibility. Should your transmission be defective and it is under warranty, the repairs will be at no cost to you. You can prolong the life of it if you only use it when actually shifting. This engine uses a maintenance-free timing chain; there is no timing belt. Toyota used to be a good vehicle. Rear seats fold down flat, offering 53. I purchased the car new and have serviced the car with the dealership from day one.
The bearing itself shouldn't cost all that much. I was driving home from a concert with a few youth kids on Saturday night. I allow my grandson to drive this car. Drove until I feared mechanical failure. Two days before the transmission went out, he wanted to drive the car a long distance for a gig. At this time, Toyota will not compensate Matrix owners for this very expensive defect.
The thumping, slapping sound is coming from under the engine. This warranty is in effect for 96 months or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date. This car has been regularly and well maintained and has only 107 k on it. The from excessive heat or a valve could simply be stuck in one of the bores. Manual transmission just died suddenly while on the highway.
Filed a complaint with Toyota with no response. The squeaking came back a week later. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. What is the recommended interval to change automatic transmission fluid? If you want to keep your engine in good shape longer and given that it's quite common for the 1. It's also a good choice for tall drivers, as it offers plenty of headroom in the front and back.
Otherwise, I am certain my car would have been rear-ended while I waited for the tow truck. Not yet repaired, looking for cost effective shop other than dealer. After replacing the front axle, I really do not have the money to fix another transmission issue. This kept getting more problematic until 12-6-2009 the car would not go more than 20 mph and smelled hot. Oct 28, 2009 There is currently a recall going on for this problem. Started It only had 980000 miles. Engine and transimission gone within 115 miles of each other.