Toyota Matrix 2003-06

Vehicle Certification Label


The vehicle certification label is permanently located on the driver-s door lock pillar. Refer to this label in order to obtain the following information:

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), front and rear

The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

The GVW is the weight of the vehicle and everything the vehicle carries. Include the following items when figuring the GVW:

The base vehicle weight (factory weight)
The weight of any added vehicle accessories
The weight of the driver and the passenger
The weight of any cargo being carried

The front and rear Gross Axle Weights (GAW) must not exceed the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR), front and ear.

The GAW is the weight exerted on one of the axles (front or rear).