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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,058 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2006 Toyota Matrix Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 152010


  • 47,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Matrix. The contact stated that her vehicle continued to stall on numerous occasions while driving into a parking space or whenever driving the vehicle stutters and then it stalled. The vehicle was also taken to the dealer on numerous occasions for service and they could not duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was contacted and informed her to take the vehicle back to the dealer for the repairs. NHTSA recall#:10V384000; component: Engine and engine cooling was related to the failure; however, her VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Haverstraw, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 262009


  • 114,668 miles
Check engine light on the vehicle stall out while driving. Mileage 114,522 3 year old car. ECM module replace. Dealer replace the unit. $871.46 dollars call Toyota main headquarters spoke to customer service.they claim the vehicle is a AWD all wheel drive and it's not on the recall. I have check Toyota main web site recall. Engine type izz-fe with ECM from 2005-2008 is on the recall. They are lying to me. A three year old car stalling out and trying to get reimburse.Toyota is giving me a run around.

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 132010


  • 35,563 miles
Car stalled while proceeding into an intersection with a check engine light. Car would then not restart for 10-15 minutes while trapped in the center lane of a busy 4 lane road.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 112010


  • 55,000 miles
2006 Toyota Matrix stalled when I was driving. It would start, but then it would stall in approximately one minute. I tried to start it many times, but it would stall after a minute. Towed car to Toyota dealer and they replaced the ECU.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

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