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.

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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
44,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Toyota Matrix engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 162009

Matrix 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

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

This occurred 3 days earlier when my husband was driving so I was aware and alert that it might happen. I was able to hit the brakes twice and it did kick off the acceleration.

- , Renton, WA, USA

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