• 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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    • Alan Irwin NEWMARKET ON, CANADA
      • 4 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
      • 5 days ago

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

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    • Amy Thomas CARTHAGE, NY
      • 11 days ago

      My transmission bearings are going out on my manual '04 Toyota Corolla and my car only has 100,000 miles on it. This has NEVER happened to me. I baby my cars with all the services they need. I am very disappointed!

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    • Peter Maly BARSS CORNER, CANADA
      • 19 days ago

      My brother's 2007 Toyota Matrix manual transmission failed (bearings & 5th gear) because the metal pieces of the bearing destroyed 5th gear. Yet no recall. I'll sure never buy a Toyota.

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    • Brian King FORT COLLINS, CO
      • 24 days ago

      I own a 2003 Toyota Matrix.

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