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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.

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,000 miles

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2005 Toyota Matrix drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 142011

Matrix

  • 69,000 miles

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

My 2005 Toyota Matrix 4WD started to making whining noise at 69000 miles. Took the car to nearby mechanic and found that the rear differential unit needs to be replaced. The differential fluid was fully-replaced at 50,000 miles and the car has been properly maintained accordingly by manufacturers guidance. The cost is more than $ 1500 to replace rear differential.. for any car equipped with AWD system should never have this issue and I fee that it's very unsafe to drive.

- Secaucus, NJ, USA

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