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2004 Toyota Matrix Repair Histories

62 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Toyota Matrix. 21 of these members (33.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 54 repairs to 2004 Toyota Matrixs--an average of 0.9 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 2004 Toyota Matrix problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 54 repairs.

2004 Toyota Matrix repair cost distribution

Chart based on 37 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Toyota Matrix

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Toyota in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
31000 mi US $1200 Clutch went bad, it's poor design and many XRS owners have problems. 
Toyota in Texas, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
125000 mi US $220 Failed Clutch...slipping 

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2004 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Matrix in Ohio, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2013
66000 mi US $565 I had limited heat when heat turned on. Eventually there was a slight burning rubber smell. It turned out the water pump, serpentine belt, and thermostat had to be replaced. Coolant was also down 1 quart and was replenished. 
69000   Engine light off and on for 10 days with no running problems. System evap leak was detected. Fuel filler tube was leaking and tube replaced. No further problems detected. While driving had no consistent air conditioning. Car temp thermostat began to climb to H. Once AC was off, temp was back to normal after a few minutes. Fan connector was not secured. This caused system to run hot. No charge! 
73500   Clutch squeaked upon depression and it didn't matter whether engine on or off. No slipping of clutch and repair simply included lubrication. No squeaking since then. Original front brakes needed to be repaired...5% left. 
74000   Airbag light was on and according to the manual, it had to be addressed asap...so I took the car to usual repair shop and they replaced whatever. Apparently the problem also effected my horn. 
Toyota Matrix in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2009 - Sep 2014
122140 mi   AC did not working for the first 7 days I needed it after winter. Call the dealer to get it repair. Then it started to work again. Dealer told me the magnetic clutch was rusty. They clean it 
124000 C $850 Replace both front shock absorber  
136400   catalytic converter replacement 
143840   Engine check on because error on o2 sensor. Did not replace because not fatal. Mechanic discovered a strap that needed to be replace . Did it for 100$. After this the light went off. No problem since. 
172360   disk and pads had to be replaced (original brake rotors in front weeks) 
176080   water pump replaced 
Toyota Matrix in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2007 - Jun 2010
102920 mi C $103 "Check engine" light came on. Rust removed from top of gas filler pipe -computer reset - light has not come since.  

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2004 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Matrix in Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2010
98000 mi   Rear windshield wiper motor needed replacing when sold. 
Toyota Matrix in Maryland, United States
May 2007 - Aug 2012
120000 mi US $160 front end shuttered when applying the brakes. mechanic turned front rotors. adjusted & cleaned rear brakes 
124000   rotors turned 
129000   The piece that holds the buttons that control automatic window controls needed to be secured. 
Toyota Matrix in Florida, United States
May 2007 - Apr 2009
43000 mi US $735 Left front strut leaked. Replaced both front struts and had wheel alignment. CD player in factory radio failed to function properly. Replaced factory radio with new unit. 

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2004 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatch

123-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota Matrix in Ontario, Canada
May 2007 - Jun 2014
48360 mi C $100 Loose heat shield over exhaust pipe/rear axle 
56000   new front brake rotors 
57040   check engine light on - no cause found 
85560   Fixed intermittent cold-soak P0122 ODBII error code by replacing intake manifold gasket as per Oct 2007 Toyota TSB EG045-07. 

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