Transmission Gear Slipping Problems of Toyota Matrix
Toyota Matrix owners have reported 2 problems associated with transmission gear slipping (under the power train category).
#1 - Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2003 Toyota Matrix
I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix auto transmission, that has 58,000 miles on it. A month ago the 1st and reverse gears started to slip and was hard to get into gear. I took it to the Toyota dealer and they said they couldn't find anything wrong. I left the dealer and it started again. 2 days later I was not able to get it in to reverse at all. I took it to a transmission shop since the 'check engine' light came on and they checked the codes and looked at the transmission. The engine needs to be rebuilt now and will cost me $2400. I love this car. I baby it all the time. I change the oil regular and always keep up on the maint. I don't understand how a transmission can go out on a car that is only 5 yrs. And 4 mo. Old and only 58,000 miles on it ! I did call Toyota and they said nothing was reported and all was fine. I asked them to pay for the fix and they said the warranty was only 5yrs. 60,000 miles. I'm over by 4 mo. I found a website that has about 10 other people with this same yr and make car that had transmission issues. This transmission gear slipping problem happened on 05/01/08.
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#2 - Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2003 Toyota Matrix
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2003 Toyota Matrix. While driving at any speed, the contact hears a ticking sound coming from the transmission. Prior to the noise, the transmission would slip gears occasionally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 63,000. The failure date was Jun. 3, 2009.
Other Power Train related problems of Toyota Matrix:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Manual Transmission problems||26|
|Transmission Noise problems||19|
|Power Train problems||16|
|Transmission Failure problems||15|
|Automatic Transmission problems||15|
|Noises During Shifting problems||7|
|Clutch Pedal/linkage problems||7|
|Differential Unit problems||6|
|Power Train Driveline problems||5|
|Clutch Broken problems||3|
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||2|
|Axle Assembly problems||2|
|Transmission Shudder problems||2|
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||2|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||2|