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CarComplaints.com 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.

1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,102 miles

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2003 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 022011

Matrix

  • 110,102 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front passenger door handle shattered on opening, door was unlocked, this was the second one on this car to shatter, the rear passenger door handle broke in the same way about 1 year ago. Doors are unable to opened from the outside, besides not being able to open doors normally, this occurrence could hamper rescue measures if door/handle breaks when rescuers are trying to get victims of an accident out of the vehicle in an accident prior to the proper rescue equipment arriving on scene. Mileage current failure - 110,100 previous mileage failure - @90,000.

- Eustis, FL, USA

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