2004 Toyota Matrix Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Toyota Matrix
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
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
My phone is ringing from inside my vehicle NO LIE and I have NOooo idea where it could be. My purse was tossed and my best guesses were somehow it slid down my emergency brake or down the air duct underneath my passenger seat. Any idea if these are possible?
after driving for lets say 10 min the transmission starts slipping on take of i changed the atf and filter and did a scan and shows bad speed sensor so i changed it scanned again and no error codes but the transmission still slips does gear slip shows on scan tool? and what could be the problem
2004 Toyota Matrix Recalls
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.
When deployed, excessive pressure can build in the passenger front airbag. This could cause the inflator to rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury to vehicle occupants. This recall affects both originally installed passenger front airbags as well as those that were installed as replacement service parts. Toyota and General Motors will replace the passenger front airbag inflator on their respective vehicles involved in this recall.
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%)
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.
2004 MATRIX-XR BOUGHT BRAND NEW 85,800 MILES NEED A CADALLIC CONVERTER !!!WARRANTY IS 5YRS OR 85,000 MILES!!!REPAIR COST FOR TOYOTA TO FIX 1,550 AND THE CAR JUST GOT PAID OFF!!!!WTH!!!BUT I DO LOVE MY CAR THE ONLY PROBLEM SINCE I BOUGHT IT ALWAYS SERVICED ON TIME!!GOTTA FIX IT SOME KIND OF WAY!!