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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
36,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace wheel covers (1 reports)
2003 Toyota Matrix wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 182011

Matrix 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


The outisde of this car was made cheap.We will never go with a base model again! You expect Toyotas to last aawhile without stuff falling off.I only drive it locally a short distance at a time. I try to be very careful with it.RB

- , Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 182008

Matrix 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

I thought at first someone had ripped it off, but after checking around I think this is a frequent occurrence.

- , Renton, WA, USA

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