• Petitioning Toyota Motor Company

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Toyota Motor Company

"Unbearable" transmission bearing!

    1. M.A. Pickard
    2. Petition by

      M.A. Pickard

      Nashville, TN

The defective transmission bearing on the Toyota Matrix necessitates the transmission needing to be replaced prematurely. It is important to notify Matrix owners about this problem before their life is endangered when the car breaks down without warning on a 70 mile-per-hour highway. This is what happened to me.

The average cost of replacing the transmission is $3,100 with no compensation from Toyota. I sent a certified letter to the president of Toyota Motor Corporation North America and was told nothing would be done because there is no recall.

There are numerous reports of Toyota Matrix 5-speed transmission failures due to a defective transmission bearing. I don't believe a manual transmission on a Toyota should need to be replaced at 98,000 miles which is when this happened to me. Some owners have had it happen at less mileage. The regional manager of the repair shop I took it to said he has seen this problem before, and he believes there will be a recall. At this time, Toyota will not compensate Matrix owners for this very expensive defect.

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    • François Lamy MONTRéAL, CANADA
      • 4 days ago

      J'ai une Toyota Matrix 2003 avec 130000 km et ma transmission a brisée. La qualité de Toyota n'est pas là, je trouve ça étonnant de trouver un problème de transmission. J'ai payé 2000$ pour la remplacer pour une usagée.

      I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix with 130,000 kilometers and my transmission was broken. Toyota's quality is not there, I find it surprising to find a transmission problem. I paid $ 2000 for a used to replace.

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    • j irelan UPPER PITTSGROVE, NJ
      • 6 days ago

      My transmission started thumping at shifting this morning.

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    • A. Ken Krupnik SIMI VALLEY, CA
      • 8 days ago

      My 2004 Toyota Matrix manual transmission needs replacement now due to very noisy syncro bearings. $4000 repair bill. We are the original owners and well maintained and only around 100k mileage..

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    • Alan Irwin NEWMARKET ON, CANADA
      • 24 days ago

      Just been told my new used 2006 Vibe requires a new Transmission. The vehicle has 114K on it.

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    • scott russett VERNON BC, CANADA
      • 25 days ago

      I paid extra for the Toyota name and ended up with a lemon.

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