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2009 Toyota Matrix Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2009 Toyota Matrix

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2009 Toyota Matrix Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Oxygen Sensor Failure

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

 

 

Check 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.

Excessive Oil Consumption

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. 

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2009 Toyota Matrix Questions

Why is the steering wheel shake when I am on highway? (1 answer)

If I go over 70mph.

Why there is strange sound when I step on brake? (1 answer)

It happens when I step on the brake all the way.

What can be wrong besides car not being driven enough? (1 answer)

The emission control is "not ready" for inspection. There is no "check engine light" indicating something is wrong. I was told the car was not driven enough after battery died.

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2009 Toyota Matrix Recalls

Passenger Air Bag Inflator Ruptures During Deployment Spraying Metal Fragments

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or in some cases replace the air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Door Power Window Switch Overheats And Melts

The driver's side power window master switch may lack enough proper lubricant to protect the sliding electrical contacts of the switch. This can cause a short circuit of the switch, leading to overheating and melting of the switch. Dealers will inspect the switches and apply lubricant to them if no abnormality is found. If a problem is found, the switch circuit board will be replaced. These inspections and repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2009 Toyota Matrix Reviews

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based on 1 customer 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 t...

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