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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2009 Toyota Matrix

2009 Toyota Matrix

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2009 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.

2009 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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Body, Interior & Misc., February 5, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2005–2010 Avalon; 2007–2010 Camry, 2009–2010 Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Rav4; 2010 Highlander; 2008–2010 Sequoia; and 2007–2010 Tundra models because the sliding surface of the friction lever may become smooth during operation, which can cause condensation. This may cause the accelerator pedal to become harder to depress, slower to return, or to become stuck in a partially depressed position, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a reinforcement bar in the accelerator pedal so it will operate smoothly.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 30, 2010

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Toyota is recalling certain 2008-2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 Corolla, Venza, and Matrix models because an unsecured or incompatible floor mat may cause the accelerator pedal to get stuck in the wide open position. This can cause high vehicle speeds and may make the vehicle difficult to stop, which can lead to a crash. Toyota will modify or replace the accelerators on the affected vehicles.

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Brakes, September 21, 2009

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In extremely low temperatures, condensation in the brake booster vacuum port may freeze, causing an increase in stopping distance, which can lead to a crash. Dealers will install a new intake air connector to relocate the brake vacuum port. The recall began on October 23, 2009. The GM recall number is 09199.

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2009 Toyota Matrix Questions and Answers

rputney, 2009 Toyota Matrix, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Hawley, PA

How do I change my cabin air filter on my 2009 matrix?

nofail, 2009 Toyota Matrix, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Dickinson, TX

Just back from the brake shop. The noise that just started when I apply the brakes is coming from the front. They say that I have 40% more brake pad, but the pads are wearing uneven. This, they ...

freddieemi, 2009 Toyota Matrix, Staten Island, NY

Checked battery and cables all ok. Only thing electrical that works is cigarette lighter and security light flashes.

chrispriest, 2009 Toyota Matrix, Crystal River, FL

it doesn't do it all the time, it has only done it maybe 5 or 6 times

mr norton, 2009 Toyota Matrix, Youngstown, OH

dial will only advance from face/feet position, to just left of feet only position, the stops. which precludes any defroster usage. what is wrong?

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2009 Toyota Matrix Reviews

My heater control gear box went in my car. The dealer is saying it will cost $3000.00 to fix. I have only had the car for a year. Toyota is not living up to standards or their mission statements. I'm very disappointed in this purchase. I have a standard warranty however; this particular problem is not covered! I will be writing to the corporate office on this issue, its not fair that I have to pay for this default in the car, VERY DISAPPOINTED!!

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