2004 Toyota Matrix Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Toyota Matrix
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2004 Toyota Matrix Problems
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.
The bolts attaching the front door window glass to the window regulator may come loose. This can cause the window regulator to become damaged and possibly causing the window glass to break. Some 2003 & 2004 models have been recalled for the issue.
2004 Toyota Matrix Questions
the codes coming up are 8-22-15 PO442, PO446, PO441. 442 and 446 came up twice on that date. Also 8-19-15 PO456 came up. I have a codes reader and have erased them but want to know if I should look into fixing them. I did have a evap code about 1-2 yrs ago but nothing until this.
I was told if one breaks the other is not far behind and could break at any time so I should get it done before it breaks. I also was told they would help me see if the timing chain needs replacing but I now find out they never break. Don't know if that mechanic is reliable
2004 Toyota Matrix Recalls
The airbag control module can fail prematurely due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance it was designed for. As a result the front airbags, side airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners could deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated, increasing the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. Dealers will replace the airbag control module and front and/or side impact sensors as required to correct this concern.
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern. If a replacement inflator is not available, as an interim measure, the dealer will disable the front passenger air bag and advise the customer not to use the front passenger seat until a replacement inflator is installed.
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.
2004 Toyota Matrix Reviews
Original owner, 98k miles. The 5-speed transmission recently required a rebuild. The bearings split and came apart causing 1st and 2nd gear to cease. Regular maintenance and no harsh driving or racing. Most of the miles are commuter miles. The A/C is weak. No mechanical problems otherwise. Repair cost on the transmission was $1250 but included a new clutch (which was used at approx 75%)
239K miles 300+ miles to the tank. No major services ever. Runs great though now I will be. Needing a new compressor. Has never left me or my college aged kids stranded. Think a lot of mechanics scare you into repairs due to lack of business. I was told 4 years ago that I had a transmission problem and needed work inside transmission to this day I have not had any problems with my vehicle n...
8 years and 120,000 km and just had first non-routine repair - front break caliper seized. Mileage is excellent. Haul four big guys and golf clubs with ease. As it passed 100k km engine seemed less peppy than when new. Great car. Hope to see 200+k km.