Toyota MATRIX Engine And Engine Cooling problems : 2.
I Have Never Had Mechanical Issues With My 2004 toyota matrix. Last Weekend While Trying To Merge Onto Interstate Highway 10 In Az For A Weekend Camping Trip Without Warning My engine Seized While I Was Trying To Merge Onto The Highway. The engine Stopped And Thankfully I Was Able To Drive Off Onto The Shoulder Before The Semi Behind Me Rear Ended Me. I Am Thankful To Be Alive As Well As The Infant I Had With Me In The Car. When We Towed The Car To A Mechanic He Accused Me Of Driving The Car Without Oil Because The engine Was Full Of Sludge. Thankfully My Father Was With Me And He Explained To The Mechanic That I Regularly Have My Car Serviced And We Had Oil In The Car At The Time Of The Incident. After Some Searching On The Internet I Have Found That This Is A Common Problem With toyotas. I Can Not Understand If This Is A Known Issue Why toyota Has Not Informed Their Customers So That We Can Protect Ourselves And The Passengers In Our Cars. *tr
Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2T1KR32E74C. TOYOTA MATRIX 2004 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.
May 28, 2010
The engine Had “sludged” At About 70,000 Miles (2004 toyota matrix). The toyota Dealership Had Done The Oil Changes Routinely Since I Purchased The Car Certified. The engine Was Rebuilt Using An Extended Warranty I Had Purchased From A Private Company (not toyota). The Car Was Knocking When I Was Driving Home From Michigan To Florida. I Checked The Oil, It Was Dry, So I Bought More Oil And Filled It (2 Quarts). By The Time I Got Home, The Oil Stick Again Read Empty, So I Again Filled It. I Did Not See Any Oil Burning (the Smoke Cloud). Another Day Passed And The Oil Was Empty Again, So I Took It Into The Shop And They Determined The Oil Had Been Clogged. *tr
Mileage was 70000 miles. TOYOTA MATRIX 2004 problem was reported in TALLAHASSEE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.
July 09, 2009
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