2nd Generation (2009—2013) Matrix Problems

Matrix owners with a 2009—2013 model year have the most problems with the engine (51%), brakes (17%), and the airbags & seat belts (4%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Oil Consumption 34 complaints at an average of 94,787 miles in the 2009 Toyota Matrix.
  2. Premature Brake Wear 10 complaints at an average of 29,304 miles in the 2010 Toyota Matrix.
  3. Rattling From Engine 1 complaints at an average of 48,000 miles in the 2009 Toyota Matrix.

What Matrix Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2013 1 1 180 0.26
2012 3 1 190 1.54
2011 2 2 184 1.8
2010 18 9 209 4.58
2009 69 10 206 13.12

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