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2008 Toyota Matrix Recalls

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Most Recent 2008 Toyota Matrix Recall

On March 3, 2016, Toyota recalled 132,086 Toyota Matrix. Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 lexus sc vehicles manufactured august 3, 2007, to july 30, 2010, 2008 toyota corolla vehicles manufactured may 25, 2007, to december 21, 2007, 2008 toyota corolla matrix vehicles manufactured june 1, 2007, to december 18, 2007, and 2008 pontiac vibe vehicles manufactured may 25, 2007, to december 21, 2007. this is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. this recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. a replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.
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2008 Toyota Matrix Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 3, 2016

The inflator that deploys the passenger frontal air bag in the event of an accident may rupture and spray metal fragments onto vehicle occupants. This can increase risk of serious injury or death.

Recalls on your affected Toyota, Lexus or Pontiac vehicle must be performed by the respective Toyota, Lexus or General Motors dealership. Toyota and Lexus will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2016. General Motors will notify owners of affected Pontiac vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local appropriate Toyota, Lexus or General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 3, 2016

The inflator that deploys the passenger frontal air bag in the event of an accident may rupture and spray metal fragments onto vehicle occupants. This can increase risk of serious injury or death.

Recalls on your affected Toyota, Lexus or Pontiac vehicle must be performed by the respective Toyota, Lexus or General Motors dealership. Toyota and Lexus will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2016. General Motors will notify owners of affected Pontiac vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local appropriate Toyota, Lexus or General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 21, 2010
toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 corolla and corolla matrix vehicles. the engine control module (ecm) for the subject models equipped with the 1zz-fe engine and two-wheel drive may have been improperly manufactured. there is a possibility that a crack may develop at certain solder points or on varistors on the circuit board.
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 27, 2010

The load carrying capacity modification label may be missing.

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if your vehicle is subject to carrying heavy loads. Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 27, 2010
Southeast toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 passenger vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." these vehicles were sold between september 1, 2005 and june 2, 2008 without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.