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2003 Toyota Matrix Repair Histories

98 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Toyota Matrix. 42 of these members (42.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 98 repairs to 2003 Toyota Matrixs--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2003 Toyota Matrix problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 98 repairs.

2003 Toyota Matrix repair cost distribution

Chart based on 56 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 2003 Toyota Matrix repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2003 Toyota Matrix

Engine not specified

Toyota Matrix in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
142000 mi US $4000 After having 3 shops (including dealer) fail to diagnose the problem, my transmission failed. This vehicle has been my worst experience with Toyota - including service and reliability. 

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2003 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatch

180-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Matrix in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
99000 mi US $2100 Complete emission control system needed to be replaced. 

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2003 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Matrix in Arizona, United States
Mar 2007 - Sep 2014
98000 mi US $200 Replaced headlight  Oil change and Belt Tensioner was leaking and required repair. The repair added another 1.5 hours to the service. 
99000   Manual transmission failed. Needed to be replaced completely. 
Toyota Matrix in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Dec 2012
60760 mi C $650 contershaft bearings started making noise  
105400   transmission bearing failing, hearing noise from the transmission. bearing replaced. 
Toyota Matrix in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Aug 2013
128960 mi C $2900 Manual transmission replaced with a used, but improved, version from a 2007 Corolla. Main bearing was failing. Toyota has since modified the transmission. 
137020   Oil pressure sender ruptured creating oil leak Part replaced, problem solved. 

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2003 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Matrix in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2013
54000 mi US $251 Replace leaking power steering pump. 
79300   Replaced both headlights which failed within one day of each other 
Toyota Matrix in Indiana, United States
Mar 2006 - Jun 2011
30000 mi US $70 Headlight relay was shorted out, causing a fuse to blow. The relay was repaired. 
59000   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. 
Toyota Matrix in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2014
87000 mi US $150 Right front door stop was making a loud popping noise every time the door was opened or closed. It was adjusted and is now silent. 
93000   Got new tires, but they could not align the car because a tie rod was "frozen".  Frozen tie rod replaced. 

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2003 Toyota Matrix 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Toyota in Maine, United States
Mar 2007 - Sep 2007
78000 mi   check engine light. probably faulty sensor. will need to check again 
80000   Gas cover spring. 

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2003 Toyota Matrix 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Matrix in Indiana, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
68000 mi US $600 Both front brake calipers seized. Calipers replaced, rotors machined and brake system serviced 

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