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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.

8.6

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Toyota Matrix wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 122005

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Purchased affinity LH 30 tires for 2003 Toyota Matrix. Tires wearing even but all are starting to develop cracks near edge of tread. Tires only have 25000 miles on them and tread depth average is 8/32.

- Mount Morris, IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 042003

(reported on)

Matrix

  • 20,000 miles
Left front tire is delaminated. The tire size is 215/50 -zr -17. The D.O.T. number is D.O.T. 34815exbm25055-1. provide further details.

- Sammamish, WA, USA

problem #4

Dec 042002

Matrix

  • miles
The original equipment tires had no traction and caused the vehicle to slide in the snow. Consumer requested the dealership reimburse for purchase of snow tires.

- Lebanon, CT, USA

problem #3

Mar 032003

(reported on)

Matrix

  • miles

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

The tires were incompatible for the vehicle.

- Lebanon, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 012003

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased a 2003 Matrix rs with option pk that included 17" wheels, ABS, all weather guard package, and sports trim. First snow I found out the package with a includes summer only tires. My mistake for not checking the tires, but the ABS brakes and all weather guard package lead me to believe the car was ready for winter. It is very dangerous to drive with current tires.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

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problem #1

May 302002

Matrix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving down highway vehicle started pulling to the right, owner then pulled over, and tire was completely flat. When taken to dealership, they could not find what the problem was, tire was sent to the manufacturer, who offered to pay partial amount.

- Fort. Belvoir, VA, USA

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