Serious Transmission Problem Toyota Matrix (& possibly Corolla & Pontiac Vibe?)

Hello everyone. It is my understanding that the Toyota Matrix, Toyota Corolla, and Pontiac Vibe have the same transmission and engine. Please be aware of a serious transmission problem on these vehicles.
It seems that many Matrix owners are having problems with a faulty transmission bearing which necessitates the transmission needing to be replaced prematurely. I believe this might also apply to Toyota Corolla and Pontiac Vibe models. We had to replace our five-speed manual transmission on our 2004 Toyota Matrix at 98,000 miles at a cost of $3,100! Models besides the 2004 are also affected, but I don't know which ones. I sent a certified letter to the president of Toyota Motor Corp. North America. I was told since there is no recall, I would not be compensated. It is important to notify affected owners about this problem before their life is endangered when the car breaks down without warning on a 70 mile-per-hour highway. This is what happened to me. There are numerous reports of Toyota Matrix 5-speed transmission failures due to a defective transmission bearing. I don't believe a manual transmission should need to be replaced at 98,000 miles. Some vehicle owners have had it happen at less mileage. The regional manager of the repair shop I took it to said he has seen this problem before, and he believes there will be a recall. At this time, Toyota will not compensate Matrix owners for this very expensive defect. Please sign my petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/unbearable-transmission-bearing Hopefully if there are enough signatures, Toyota will do a recall . Thank you!
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https://www.change.org/petitions/unbearable-transmission-bearing/sponsors/n ew everyone sign this who has had toyota transmission problems with this type of trans
On Friday, August 31, 2012 2:17:29 PM UTC-7, unbearable wrote:

rolla, and Pontiac Vibe have the same transmission and engine. Please be a ware of a serious transmission problem on these vehicles.

ission bearing which necessitates the transmission needing to be replaced p rematurely. I believe this might also apply to Toyota Corolla and Pontiac Vibe models.

atrix at 98,000 miles at a cost of $3,100! Models besides the 2004 are als o affected, but I don't know which ones. I sent a certified letter to the president of Toyota Motor Corp. North America. I was told since there is no recall, I would not be compensated.

life is endangered when the car breaks down without warning on a 70 mile-p er-hour highway. This is what happened to me.

due to a defective transmission bearing. I don't believe a manual transmi ssion should need to be replaced at 98,000 miles. Some vehicle owners hav e had it happen at less mileage. The regional manager of the repair shop I took it to said he has seen this problem before, and he believes there will be a recall. At this time, Toyota will not compensate Matrix owners for t his very expensive defect.

nsmission-bearing Hopefully if there are enough signatures, Toyota will do a recall .

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If it's a bearing problem that's one thing but if your clutch is shot in un der 80 k you shouldn't own a manual transmission Learn to drive a stick I h ave a Honda prelude 5 speed 260k and only a fluid flush and additive in it 1 time around 150k also a 2004 matrix's with 160k and just put a clutch in cause my 16 year old drives it ocational but this bearing issue I have no i ssues but I also service the matrix 5speed by book and maybe a little more stringent cause I'm a mechanic and I know that gear oil in any tranny is on ly good for around 65k on normal condition not a teen driving it so it has been 3 times but maybe to me that's common sense
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