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2008 Toyota Matrix

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2008 Toyota Matrix Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Oxygen sensor failure may occur, resulting in the illumination of the Check Engine Light.
 
 

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

2008 Toyota Matrix Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

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Exhaust & Emissions, December 21, 2010

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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.

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2008 Toyota Matrix Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2008 Toyota Matrix, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Hedgesville, WV

I'm wondering if this has a timing belt or chain..

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MatrixOwner21, 2008 Toyota Matrix, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Blue Mound, IL

I just recently bought a 08 Toyota Matrix and haven't had any problems with the car until a few days ago. My instrument panel lights for the A/C and heat, and gear shifter will not turn on. It...

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