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2003 Toyota Matrix
Problems & Complaints
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.
Worst 2003 Matrix Problems by Category
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- engine problems10NHTSA complaints: 52
- transmission problems9NHTSA complaints: 48
- brakes problems3NHTSA complaints: 21
- drivetrain problems3NHTSA complaints: 18
- exhaust system problems3NHTSA complaints: 6
- wheels / hubs problems3NHTSA complaints: 7
- interior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 7
- electrical problems2NHTSA complaints: 15
- AC / heater problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- body / paint problems1NHTSA complaints: 12
- clutch problems1NHTSA complaints: 23
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 76
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 12
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 9
- steering problemsNHTSA: 8
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 7
- lights problemsNHTSA: 2
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