I bought a 2010 Matrix (base, 1.8L, 4-speed automatic) back in April, and aside from the actual sales experience, my wife and I love the car.
The accelerator pedal seems, for lack of a better word, to have a "hump" in it. From a stop, it's hard to accelerate smoothly because it requires a lot of pressure to initially move it, and then after you apply the necessary pressure it "gives way" and you wind up jumping off the line.
My wife and I have adapted our driving styles to account for this, but I'd rather have a smooth pedal; I have a feeling it's probably affecting our fuel economy as well since we live in the city and have a lot of stops/starts.
The vehicle has had the pedal recall service performed on it; might that be a contributing factor? Regardless, the car is still under warranty; will the dealer be able to solve this issue for me?
Thanks for your help.