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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:
117,000 miles

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2003 Toyota Matrix suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 052014

Matrix

  • 117,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Corolla matrix. The contact stated that while reversing out of the driveway, a loud scrapping noise emitted from the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered that the upper control arm was rusted and fractured off of the rear suspension cross member. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000.

- West Windsor, VT, USA

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