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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.

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,333 miles

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2006 Toyota Matrix windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #3

May 142014

Matrix

  • 158,000 miles

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

When I roll down my window on the drivers side, there is always a loud *chunk* sound where a screw that is too long in the door is scraping up against the window as it rolls down, every time. If you roll down the window while the door is in the open position, you can not close your door because the glass is catching on the screw and putting huge gashes in the window. I am afraid it will one day decide to shatter all over me or my mother who sometimes borrows my car.

- Webb City, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 032008

Matrix

  • miles
After only 2 years of owning this vehicle the variable speed wiper arm quit working, only the variable speed feature does not work which tells me there is a problem with the quality of this part. This is not something I have ever heard of failing on a vehicle and certainly never after only 2 years. The vehicle did have a lot of miles on it and was out of warranty but in South Texas we don't use wipers that often so this points to a quality control issue.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 182010

Matrix

  • 68,000 miles
Passenger side window exploded onto my son while car was parked in driveway. The window was operating fine until this point, while being closed the window made a popping noise and parts dropped into door, the window being in a bind exploded.

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

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