I did a little research in my handy owner's manual and found out that the flashing maintenance light is nothing to panic at. If the system fails to reset, the light will continue flashing. The Matrix engine has blown twice within 45,398 miles and Toyota is offering no assistance. She said the car died o 4 times, and she has had to reboot it. I own a 2009 Toyta Matrix. The same thing happened to me recently, and it was just a loose spark plug wire that was easily replaced. The non-flashing Engine light showed 2 large emission leaks.
He also told me that Toyota would probably pick up the repair since it had less than 4,000 miles on a rebuilt engine currently the car has 45,398 mile on it. When the car stalls, I have limited steering. They'll give you a list of the fault codes that come up. With people who use high-grade oil like pure synthetic, they don't need to go in every 3000 miles for an oil change. .
Now it is happening again, and is very dangerous. If you post them up here, I can define them for you and help you solve the problem - just post them as a reply or follow-up on this posting. It might just be something simple, like the aforementioned sparkplug. You can usually find the sequence in your owner's manual. You may have other fault codes. Ts the next day, consumer noticed more fluid leaking. The mechanic should be able to plug in a reader which will tell them the reason why the light has come on.
Dealer diagnosed that the power steering pump had failed. For example, some cars light up after only 3000 miles from your last oil change. That helped for about 6 months and then problem recurred. They did a compression test on the engine and it failed. He also said that after the error arises, simply closing the gas until it clicked may not have removed the error code from the computer.
Turn the ignition to run one position before starting engine. Consumer visually noticed a fluid leaking from under vehicle. Find an independent shop that has been in business for at least 3 years, and you will be much more likely to get… an honest diagnosis… a fair price… superior workmanship. Ensure odometer reading is shown. When this happened for 30 seconds it caused an electrical short which caused the car to suddenly fail. I took it to the dealer where they replaced the computer.
The way the car is set up, even if you turn it off, when you shut down the engine and then restart it later, the system is rearmed automatically. Clearly, you had a severe misfire, so you obviously have P0300, P0301, etc. The vehicle would not restart and was towed to the dealer. This happened again which Toyota has a letter from me. For more details, please watch the following video: This procedure should applies to the all generation of the Toyota Matrix 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 models.
Translation, I needed a new engine. On some vehicles, you'll have to go through a sequence, like holding down the odometer button while turning off the car, waiting five seconds, turning the car on again, and releasing the odometer button. Power was supplied by a 5-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic. The problem described has occurred on my car twice. My Toyota Corolla thank you again! I too have to pile on my agreement to the above comments. The current and failure mileages were 101,000. I did not pay much attention to it as I realized that more than likely the problem was an oxygen sensor or something emissions related.
Matrix S features a balance shaft to suppress vibration and exhaust systems are engineered to reduce back pressure to improve performance. Once that was complete the car ran fine for 2 months. If they have failed, it should illuminate the check-engine light. This also happens to me while I'm on the interstate. Because no one wants to drive a vehicle around with a warning light staring them in the face. After about 10 calls to Toyota corporate and numerous case numbers the verdict was in.
If you know the reason your maintenance required light has come on, and you don't find it necessary yet to take the vehicle in for maintenance, you might want to manually reset it. After a google search and reading other sites, I simply disconnected my battery for a bit 30 seconds was plenty and reconnected and everything was reset and ok. It was restarted and then driven about eight miles and it stalled again. It happened to me today for instance while I was in the middle of an interstection making a a turn. Sometimes it will only come on at 60,000-mile intervals or some very large number like that to let you know that you need a major tuneup. I'm not sure why it happens, but from other posts I've read it seems to occur on others cars as well after a nasty storm has gone through. I took it back to the dealer and we then replaced the ignitors.
After a local repair shop received the towed vehicle, they diagnosed the problem. It could be an oil change, a tuneup, or maybe you need a new timing belt. Stop at Auto Zone or Advance Auto Parts and have them scan the car's computer it's free. While I was traveling on the highway my car started shaking, losing power, and the check engine light started flashing. While holding down the trip meter reset knob turn the ignition to run one position before starting engine. I called the Toyota experience center and told them the problems I was having and they told me to take it to the local dealer to have it checked.