2004 Toyota Matrix Consumer Review: Toyota does not stand by its o

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XR Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Toyota does not stand by its owners
By Dabear on


2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


I have owned the car and it was a great fun car could ignore the minor problems such as a defective battery in the first week and minor fit and finish problems. After 3 years and 37k my clutch went and looking on the internet I found out that 03 and 04 Matrix have hundreds of reported problems with early failure of transmissions.BTW,many of those posts are on the Edmunds forums Toyota has refused to acknowledge there is a problem Now at 79K I find the clutch and transmission is going All my previous standards have gone over 100k

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Great car when everything works

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Toyota start to care about your owners
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By danjo
on 04/22/11 08:07 AM (PDT)

I just wanted to add to the hundreds of complaints out there. We bought a Matrix at 90000 miles. The day after we bought it the transmission went out on the way home from work. There are no lemon laws in Utah so we took the hit. Tough lesson to learn, but Toyota no longer holds a high mark in my book. I should have done more research before we bought the car.

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