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2003 Toyota Matrix Problems and Repair Histories

93 TrueDelta members own a 2003 Toyota Matrix. 42 of these members (45.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 76 repairs to 2003 Toyota Matrixs--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2003 Toyota Matrix problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2003 Toyota Matrix problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2003 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 2003 Toyota Matrix repairs by problem area

30% of the 2003 Toyota Matrix repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 4% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 76 repairs.

2003 Toyota Matrix repair cost distribution

Of the 2003 Toyota Matrix repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 17% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 11% between $1000 and $2499, and 15% more than $2500.

Chart based on 53 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 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Matrix in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 54560    
60760 650 contershaft bearings started making noise  
105400 1000 transmission bearing failing, hearing noise from the transmission. bearing replaced. 
Toyota Matrix in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 127720    
128960 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 100 Oil pressure sender ruptured creating oil leak Part replaced, problem solved. 
161820  

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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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