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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,833 miles

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2005 Toyota Matrix windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 052008


  • miles


2005 Toyota Matrix - passenger side front automatic window failure; window was out of alignment and stuck in a position that was not all the way closed (or open). The window regulator (which was bent out of shape) and small motor was removed by owner and the window is now permanently in closed position. This sounds very similar to the problem leading to the recall of 2003 and 2004 models.

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 222009


  • 62,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Matrix. While driving approximately 70 mph, the front passenger window spontaneously shattered. The risk of a serious injury was increased. The contact is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer to determine the cause of the failure and obtain a remedy. The manufacturer stated that his vehicle year was excluded from the voluntary safety campaign; therefore, he was referred to a local dealer. The failure and current mileages were 62,500.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #1

Dec 242008


  • 48,000 miles
Driving at highway speed (60 mph) in wet conditions on interstate 5 just North of seattle. Suddenly, the sunroof exploded outward. No impact was noted. We have a rooftop box which covers most of the sunroof further reducing the likelihood of an impact directly on the sunroof glass.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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