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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,236 miles

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2003 Toyota Matrix windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 142005

Matrix 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,236 miles


This morning I discovered a crack in the windshield spanning 3/4 of the length of the windshield, across the bottom above the wipers, in an inverted U-shape. The crack does not go all the way through the glass. It was not present last night when the vehicle was parked for the night. There is no other sign of damage to the windshield or to the rest of the vehicle. There is no impact point anywhere on the windshield glass to indicate that an object hit the windshield to cause the crack. It appears to be a spontaneous crack in the glass that should be replaced by the manufacturer at no cost to me. This is a significant safety issue and must be addressed immediately. The windshield will have to be replaced.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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