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2006 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 2006 Matrix Problems by Category
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- exterior accessories problems4
- body / paint problems4NHTSA complaints: 8
- electrical problems3NHTSA complaints: 24
- engine problems3NHTSA complaints: 53
- wheels / hubs problems3NHTSA complaints: 29
- interior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 1
- cooling system problems2
- exhaust system problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- fuel system problems1NHTSA complaints: 2
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 69
- transmission problems1NHTSA complaints: 10
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 20
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 13
- brakes problemsNHTSA: 8
- steering problemsNHTSA: 5
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 4
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 2
- AC / heater problemsNHTSA: 1
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