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:
50,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Toyota Matrix windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 142010


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Matrix. While the contact was driving approximately 5 mph attempting to stop; the front driver side power window was activated, followed by a clunking and rattling noise. The vehicle had been previously repaired in December of 2008 under the NHTSA campaign id number 08V162000 (visibility:glass, side/rear). The contact stated the front driver's side window operated correctly before the recall remedy repair was performed on the vehicle. The vehicle had not been repaired for the most recent failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Columbus, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022010


  • miles
2004 Toyota Matrix. Consumer states driver side front window clanks whenever its lowered below half way, and makes a rubbing noise when it is raised the consumer stated he experienced the exact symptoms as described in the recall notice. The consumer took the vehicle to a local garage to have the problem diagnosed. After locating a recall, the repair shop called a local Toyota dealer. But, when they checked the vehicle identification number, it was discovered the consumers vehicle was not included in the recall.

- Akron, NY, USA

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