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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
95,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace bearing and hub (1 reports)
2003 Toyota Matrix wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 292007

(reported on)

Matrix 1.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


I had to replace 3 rear wheel bearings and hubs on my 2003 Matrix

at 95000 miles driver side and passenger side at 120000 miles and then replace the drivers side again with about 35000 miles on it.

The cost of each replacement was about $600. Cdn or apprx. 500 US.

The dealer thought is was normal wear. It wrote to Toyota Canada

and it took them 8 months to reply stating there were 0 problems with their bearings and hubs.

- , North Lancaster, Ontario, Canada

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