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2008 Toyota Matrix Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
02/16/17 NHTSA ID: 10091957
TSB ID: ZE7_IMP 11/12

Dd: in limited cases vehicles being serviced for ze7 will require a replacement short block. dealers will need to install the dowel pins between the short block and lower crankcase when performing this repair. a tech tip will be released in
04/11/16 NHTSA ID: 10061620
TSB ID: T-SB-0141-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 NHTSA ID: 10061626
TSB ID: T-SB-0150-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
01/05/11 NHTSA ID: 10034705
TSB ID: TC-10-048

Toyota service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. replace the engine accessory belt on certain model year corolla vehicles equipped with a 2zr-fe engine. the engine accessory belt may have been improperly manufactured.
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062013
TSB ID: T-TT-0051-10

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062070
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062016
TSB ID: T-TT-0124-11

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062051
TSB ID: TC13-019

Summary to be provided on a future date.

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Toyota Matrix TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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