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Toyota Matrix Problems and Repair Histories

453 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Toyota Matrix. 152 of these members (33.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 282 repairs to Toyota Matrixs--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Toyota Matrix problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Toyota Matrix problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Toyota Matrix problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Toyota Matrix repairs by problem area

37% of the Toyota Matrix repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 282 repairs.

Toyota Matrix repair cost distribution

Of the Toyota Matrix repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 17% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 159 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Toyota Matrix problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Matrix in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 35000    
36000 690 car was shuddering very badly on the highway. this is a reoccuring problem, and existed very soon after car was purchased. 
 

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2005 Toyota Matrix

Engine not specified

Toyota Matrix in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 57000    
62000 300 Right driver side window fell off the track and has been doing it alot. 
 

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2005 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Matrix in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 22000    
23000 0 (1) Check Engine Light came on. I could not clear CEL by removing EFI relay for five minutes. Toyota checked vehicle and replaced a cannister in the emission system, as being too low in pressure. Problem cured; repaired under warranty.  One of the two remote key units lost "registration" with the car such that the one unit would not lock/unlock anything. Toyota reprogrammed or re-registered the unit under warranty. 
 

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2005 Toyota Matrix 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Toyota Matrix in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 19840    
20460 0 Check engine light on 
 

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2005 Toyota Matrix 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Matrix in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 49600    
50840 175  
 

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2004 Toyota Matrix

Engine not specified

Toyota Matrix in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 31000    
31000 1200 Clutch went bad, it's poor design and many XRS owners have problems. 
 

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2003 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Matrix in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
70 Headlight relay was shorted out, causing a fuse to blow. The relay was repaired. 
59000 170 The starter in the vehicle was deemed to be faulty. The starter was replaced, but failed again the following morning. A second trip to the shop revealed that the replacement starter was defective. It was replaced yet again. At this point, no further trips Starter replaced second time. 
 

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2003 Toyota Matrix 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Toyota in Maine, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 75000    
78000 0 check engine light. probably faulty sensor. will need to check again 
80000 0 Gas cover spring. 

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2003 Toyota Matrix 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Matrix in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 66000    
68000 600 Both front brake calipers seized. Calipers replaced, rotors machined and brake system serviced 
 

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