2007 Toyota Matrix Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Toyota Matrix
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2007 Toyota Matrix ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Oxygen Sensor FailureCheck Engine Light Due to EVAP System Fault
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.
Drivers of the Toyota Matrix may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display.
This issue is known to be caused by infrequent oil changes causing engine sludge, or worn piston rings.
The engine should be cleaned of oil sludge, and if oil consumption remains excessive, the engine may need new piston rings, or other internal components replaced.
To avoid this issue, change the engine oil and filter every 3,000 miles, and ensure the proper grade of oil is used.
2007 Toyota Matrix QuestionsCar dies while driving. Dealer can not find the problem. (1 answer)
Car died, sat for 20 minutes & started, ran 2 minutes and died. Started next morning to load on transport to take to dealer. Dealer put computer on it for a whole day, ran parts with it and let idle. Ran perfect. Has run great for 30 days and now doing it again. No codes or lights.
No gas is delivered to the engine, in drive, and all it will do is move forward at idle speed. This happened at low speed, gong up a hill, and also on level ground at high speed, and once upon turning on the ignition, the transmission slammed into drive, and there was no response , just idling ah...
I was told to get my engine replaced every 5 years.
I also had to get a valve adjustment.
Are these necessary?
2007 Toyota Matrix RecallsFront Passenger Air Bag Defect
When deployed due to a crash, the passenger side air bag can deploy abnormally, or with excessive force. The inflator may come apart, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. The dealership will replace the passenger air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.
Toyota is recalling certain 2005-2008 Corolla and Matrix models because a crack may develop on a circuit board inside the engine control module (ECM). Consequences associated with this defect include: illumination of the Check Engine Light and harsh transmission shifting. The engine may not start or it could stall while driving, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the ECM and replace as necessary.
These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.