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Most Common Toyota Matrix Problems

Oxygen sensor failure may occur, resulting in the illumination of the Check Engine Light.
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 f...
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...
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0 Known Toyota Matrix Brakes Problems

0 Known Toyota Matrix Drive Train Problems

1 Known Toyota Matrix Electrical & Lights Problem

The 2005-2008 Toyota Matrix 1.8L I4 models have issues with the circuit board in the electronic control module (ECM) cracking. There is no advanced warning for the issue, and when it occurs drivers...

4 Known Toyota Matrix Engine Problems

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’ through...
The head gasket may fail due to a defect in manufacturing of the cylinder block. On this vehicle, the head bolts are known to pull the threads out of the engine block, allowing the head to slightl...

2 Known Toyota Matrix Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Oxygen sensor failure may occur, resulting in the illumination of the Check Engine Light.
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 f...

0 Known Toyota Matrix Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Toyota Matrix Maintenance Problems

2 Known Toyota Matrix Miscellaneous Problems

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...
The window regulator in the 2003-2004 Toyota Matrix were assembled using defective bolts that allow the window to fall off track during normal operation. The bolts stretch, loosen, and break, allow...

0 Known Toyota Matrix Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Toyota Matrix Problems & Complaints

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...
Oxygen sensor failure may occur, resulting in the illumination of the Check Engine Light.
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 f...
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 timing chain tensioner on the 2003-2005 Toyota Matrix is designed to use oil pressure to keep tension on the timing chain. When it develops a leak, it can no longer provide tension, and the tim...
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’ through...
The window regulator in the 2003-2004 Toyota Matrix were assembled using defective bolts that allow the window to fall off track during normal operation. The bolts stretch, loosen, and break, allow...
The 2005-2008 Toyota Matrix 1.8L I4 models have issues with the circuit board in the electronic control module (ECM) cracking. There is no advanced warning for the issue, and when it occurs drivers...
The head gasket may fail due to a defect in manufacturing of the cylinder block. On this vehicle, the head bolts are known to pull the threads out of the engine block, allowing the head to slightl...
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