Question about 2009 Toyota Matrix
It was explained to me about my 2009 AWD that the vehicle remains in fuel saving FWD until slippage is sensed then, and only then, will the rear drive be electronically clutched in. It times out and declutches until the next slippage event is sensed. I don't know what that time out period is.
Posted on Jul 29, 2011
In a straight line, the Matrix’s traction control system works
seamlessly. On the snowy side streets in my neighborhood, a stab of
the throttle results in smooth acceleration, with little of the
side-to-side sliding you’d get without the traction aid working in your favour. The stability control system is quite effective, but the
beeping that accompanies its interventions if the car begins to slide
in a turn is annoying.
The stability/traction control system offers two degrees of deactivation: one press of the button disables just the traction control program to allow for rocking a stuck vehicle free. The system re-activates once the vehicle reaches about 40 km/h. Press and hold the button for about five seconds, though, and both stability and traction programs go to sleep. Do this and you can actually have some fun with this car, as it will go into a four-wheel drift given enough open space and an aggressive stab of the throttle.
Hope this explains what your Matrix does with the traction control.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
It runs in the back ground so to say it reads the same sensors the anti lock brakes do if it sees a problem it will wake up
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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... If you turn the system off by moving the shift lever
to FIRST (1) or SECOND (2), the warning light will
come on and stay on. To turn the system back on,
move the shift lever back to a position other than
FIRST (1) or SECOND (2). The warning light
should go off. (See "Enhanced Traction System"
in the Index for more information.)
The warning light will come on when you set your
parking brake with the engine running, and it will
stay on if your parking brake doesn't release fully.
If the transaxle shift lever is in any position other
than FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and the warning
light stays on after your parking brake is fully
released, it means there's a problem with the system.
If the traction control system is affected by an
engine-related problem, the system will turn off
and the warning light will come on.
If the Enhanced Traction System warning light comes
on and stays on for an extended period of time when the
transaxle shift lever is in any position other than FIRST
(1) or SECOND (2) your vehicle needs service.
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