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2003 Toyota Matrix Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Toyota Matrix

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2003 Toyota Matrix is between $362 and $443 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
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2003 Toyota Matrix
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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 2...
Drivers of the Toyota Matrix may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display. This issue is kno...
The 2003-2008 Toyota Matrix 1.8L engine has a known issue with the valves that if left unchecked, will cause burned valves and engine performance issues.  The engine ‘breathes’ th...
Is it safe to drive 20 miles to the Toyota dealership, or should I have it towed? The light stays...
I was driving for approximately 20 minutes when all of a sudden my 03 Toyota Matix died for like ...
Had a mechanic repair valve gasket for an oil leak. What should have taken him one day, took him ...
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Toyot...
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 Lex...
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is conducting a limited regional recall for cer...
Overall (5 Reviews)
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May 26, 2010
2003 Toyota Matrix
I have 126,000 on mine, the only repair other than the ordinary brakes/hoses/oil/tires, was a $286 repair to the AC for an electrical switch that went out. Car is still getting 30/24 MPG and not bu...
August 03, 2009
2003 Toyota Matrix
This car has been a huge disappointment in MPG.. Advertised as 31 Hwy and 28 City (?) and the best we have done in almost 6 years is 28 on the Hwy (steady 70 mph) and about 22 around town. Wears ou...
July 07, 2009
2003 Toyota Matrix
Have had to replace 4 hub caps and notice other Matrix without hub caps too. Awesome for loading! This car can carry anything. havent had to do any major maintenance until 100,000 miles and its ...