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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2003 Toyota Matrix windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 052007

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Matrix. While driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions, the front driver and passenger side power windows were activated and the contact heard a loud squeaking and rattling noise. In addition, the front driver's side window would not close completely when activated. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 08V162000 (visibility:glass, side/rear). The vehicle was repaired; however, the recall remedy has not corrected the issue. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage is 140,000. Updated 3/3/09 updated 03/04/09

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 202008

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I notice an occasional popping noise when rolling up and down the windows on my 2003 Toyota Matrix. This concerns me, as I believe that the glass could ultimately shatter if this persists or gets any worse.

- Muncie, IN, USA

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