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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.

2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

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2004 Toyota Matrix drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 182007

Matrix 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Matrix. The contact stated that at 60,000 miles, the wheel bearings and rear axle failed. This increases the risk of a crash. The dealer could not determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer stated that no recalls were available; therefore, they would not assume financial responsibility for the repairs. The contact is in the process of having the passenger side wheel bearings replaced. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage is 123,000. Updated 3/16/09 updated 03/18/09.

- Titusville, PA, USA

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