Transmission Gear Slipping Problems of Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix owners have reported 2 problems related to transmission gear slipping (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2003 Toyota Matrix 1
Failure Date: 06/03/2009

The contact owns 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.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2003 Toyota Matrix 2
Failure Date: 05/01/2008

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.

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