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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.

3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,933 miles

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2003 Toyota Matrix windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #3

May 152011

Matrix

  • 134,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Matrix. The contact stated that the right rear door glass separated from the window regulator. The dealer and manufacturer were aware of the failure; however, did not provide any assistance since recall number: 08V162000 (visibility:glass, side/rear) only pertained to the front window. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current mileages were 134,868 and the failure mileages were 134,800.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #2

May 062008

Matrix 4-cyl

  • miles
The side of the car that holds the windshield together is a blind spot. When people are crossing the street you can't see them. I almost hit some about three times because of how the window is made. The sun visor is not long enough to block the sun making it difficult to see they to make better visors that actually blocks the sun.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 192004

(reported on)

Matrix

  • miles
When the sun visor was pulled down it only came down half way. As a result the driver was blinded by the sun. The dashboard has chrome trim so when bright light hits the chrome it blinds the driver. The driver feels its a poor design.

- White Plains, NY, USA

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