Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The Toyota Matrix is the mechanical twin of the Pontiac Vibe.

Both models were a joint GM-Toyota venture, manufactured together at a NUMMI production facility in Fremont, CA. Only the heating & A/C systems are different.


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Average Mileage:
32,000 miles
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1 complaints

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2003 Toyota Matrix accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2003 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 222011

Matrix 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


On the base model 2003 matrix door handles crack. Fall off in your hand,or found on the ground next to the car. The dealer said it was sun damage. They need to paint them or coat them as with the upscale models. It's happened 5 times with different doors .

Also with doors in the back which are hardly used. Anyone else have this annoying problem?? RB

- , Sunrise, FL, USA

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