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How To Replace 3rd Brake Light Bulb 2007 Toyota Matrix

Unable to remove light fixture after removing two phillips-head screws as shown in user manual.

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2008 Toyota Matrix Auto Transmission Slipping , What Should I Check?

could it be low fluid? Is this a problem for a recall?

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2009 Toyota Matrixs Auto Transmission Slipping , What Should I Check?

could it be low fluid? Is this a problem for a recall?

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The Headlights On My 2006 Toyota Matrix Won't Come On.

The headlights don't come on after the car is started and put into gear. Dash lights, tail lights, turn signals and headlight flash all work. Checked fuses and they all seem ok, didn't try to check ...

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My Tire Pressure Sensor Has Always Reset Itself When I Inflate The Tires To...

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About the Toyota Matrix

The Matrix is Toyota's foray into the nascent "CUV" segment: Car Utility Vehicles.  As the name suggests, the Matrix is a mixture of coupe, hatchback, and SUV elements.

The Matrix was introduced in 2003, and took the place of the Corolla wagon, which was retired in 1997. It provides increased storage space and length when compared to a coupe or hatchback, but doesn't ride as high as an SUV, so it's not as prone to rollovers.  As expected, fuel economy is somewhere in the middle between the great results of the compact coupes and the relatively worse fuel economy usage of many SUVs.

The Matrix is actually a collaboration between Toyota and General Motors. The GM version is the Pontiac Vibe, which looks quite different from the Matrix, but the two cars are very similar mechanically.

The Matrix is marketed to a younger consumer. So far, sales have been strong and the Matrix is frequently seen on the road.