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PONTIAC VIBE - 2005 PONTIAC VIBE Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 244 complaints filed for the 2005 PONTIAC VIBE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2005 PONTIAC VIBE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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AIR BAGS

2/20/2019 - NILES, MI
TAKATA RECALL I HAVE A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE THAT WAS PART OF TWO TAKATA RECALLS. AFTER THE GM DEALERSHIP WORKED ON IT AND REPLACED THE DRIVER AIRBAG ON THE VEHICLE, THE RED AIRBAG LIGHT ON THE TACHOMETER STARTED GLOWING AND HAS GLOWED SINCE. I TOOK IT IN FOR THE 2ND RECALL RECENTLY AND HAS THE PASSENGER AIRBAG REPLACED. THE DEALERSHIP GAVE ME A CODE OF B1811 WHICH MEANS THE AIRBAG WILL NOT GO OFF IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT.. GM AND THE DEALERSHIP REFUSED TO FIX THE ISSUE. THIS LIGHT WAS TRIGGERED AFTER THE RECALL WAS PERFORMED AT THE DEALERSHIP. WHY WOULDN'T THIS BE COVERED AND FIXED IF DURING THE RECALL? INSTEAD GM AND THEIR DEALERSHIP SAY THAT IT ISN'T UNDER WARRANTY AND THEIR WOULD BE A DIAGNOSTIC CHARGE OF $99 PLUS A COST TO FIX THE ISSUE. SEEMS LIKE A SAFETY ISSUE AND IT WAS CAUSED BY THE RECALL WORK.

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AIR BAGS

2/16/2019 - HARVARD, IL
AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON FOR MY PONTIAC VIBE 2005 I AM VERY WORRIED ABOUT IT BEING ON I JUST BOUGHT THE CAR FROM A DEALERSHIP AND THAT+S WHAT WORRIES ME THE MOST BECAUSE I AM NOT AWARE IF THERE IS A RECALL ON MY CAR ALREADY. SO IF YOU CAN PLEASE LOOK INTO IT AND GET BACK TO ME IF YOU CAN SO I CAN GET THIS FIXED PLEASE AND THANK YOU. THE LIGHT ALSO TURNED ON WHEN I WAS STATIONARY WASN+T MOVING AT ALL WHEN IT TURNED ON.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

10/22/2018 - MARIETTA, GA
THE TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH SWITCH IS STUCK OFF. CAR IS LOSING POWER NOT SHIFTING UP OR DOWN AS IT SHOULD. OXYGEN SENSOR BANK 1 SAYS LEAN. ITS AS IF ITS NOT PULLING IN ENOUGH AIR. TO PUSH POWER. IDLES ROUGH. ELECTRICAL ISSUE OR COMPUTER ISSUE. NOT SUREAS IF IM AT STOP LIGHT IT SHAKES BADLY WHILE SLOWING DOWN LETING OFF THE GAS. OR BRAKING.

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POWER TRAIN

10/22/2018 - MARIETTA, GA
THE TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH SWITCH IS STUCK OFF. CAR IS LOSING POWER NOT SHIFTING UP OR DOWN AS IT SHOULD. OXYGEN SENSOR BANK 1 SAYS LEAN. ITS AS IF ITS NOT PULLING IN ENOUGH AIR. TO PUSH POWER. IDLES ROUGH. ELECTRICAL ISSUE OR COMPUTER ISSUE. NOT SUREAS IF IM AT STOP LIGHT IT SHAKES BADLY WHILE SLOWING DOWN LETING OFF THE GAS. OR BRAKING.

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ENGINE

10/22/2018 - MARIETTA, GA
THE TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH SWITCH IS STUCK OFF. CAR IS LOSING POWER NOT SHIFTING UP OR DOWN AS IT SHOULD. OXYGEN SENSOR BANK 1 SAYS LEAN. ITS AS IF ITS NOT PULLING IN ENOUGH AIR. TO PUSH POWER. IDLES ROUGH. ELECTRICAL ISSUE OR COMPUTER ISSUE. NOT SUREAS IF IM AT STOP LIGHT IT SHAKES BADLY WHILE SLOWING DOWN LETING OFF THE GAS. OR BRAKING.

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ENGINE

9/17/2018 - BALTIMORE, MD
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED HARD SHIFTING AND WOULD OCCASIONALLY SHUT OFF SUDDENLY WHILE DRIVING. THE FAILURES WERE NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT REPLACED SEVERAL PARTS, INCLUDING THE FUEL PUMP, FUEL RELAY SWITCH, SPARK PLUGS, AND OXYGEN SENSORS, BUT THE FAILURES CONTINUED. THE MANUFACTURER AND LOCAL DEALER (JERRY CHEVROLET, 1940 E. JOPPA RD., PARKVILLE, MD) WERE NOTIFIED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10V387000(ENGINE). THE FAILUE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

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AIR BAGS

5/10/2018 - OGDEN, UT
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE AIR BAG INDICATOR ILLUMINATED CONTINUOUSLY, WHICH WAS A SAFETY CONCERN. WHEN THE PASSENGER SEAT WAS OCCUPIED, THE AIR BAG INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,651.

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AIR BAGS

1/2/2018 - ST LOUIS, MO
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DEALER (DON BROWN CHEVROLET, 2244 S KINGS HIGHWAY BLVD, ST. LOUIS, MO 63110, (314) 772-1400) STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NEED TO BE DIAGNOSED TO DETERMINE WHY THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL LETTER CONCERNING THE AIR BAGS. THE REMEDY AND PART HAD NOT BEEN AVAILABLE FOR MONTHS AND THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO VERIFY WHEN THE MANUFACTURER WOULD SUPPLY THE PART. THE DEALER LATER SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT AND STATED THAT THEY COMPLETED THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND VERIFIED THAT THE FAILURE WAS NOT REMEDIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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AIR BAGS

12/27/2017 - FLEMINGTON, WV
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V285000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. HARRY GREEN CHEVROLET (1858 E PIKE ST, CLARKSBURG, WV) WAS CONTACTED AND REFUSED TO DO THE REPAIR, STATING THE REPAIR WOULD COST $10,000. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED TO CALL ANOTHER DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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SERVICE BRAKES

12/18/2017 - PHOENIX, AZ
THREE TIMES IN THE PAST YEAR, THE CAR HAS ACCELERATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL HAS BEEN APPLIED WITH THE CAR ROLLING IN IDLE, OR NEAR IDLE. THE LAST TIME WAS THIS PAST WEEK. IN TWO INSTANCES, IT IS KNOWN TO HAVE HAPPENED IN AN URBAN SETTING ON STREETS AND PARKING LOTS WITHIN SHOPPING CENTERS. IT WAS NECESSARY TO STOMP ON THE BRAKE PEDAL TO STOP THE CAR DESPITE AN ACCELERATED ENGINE W/ AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. A REVIEW BY MY MECHANIC FINDS THE ACCELERATION TO BE ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED. OWNERS OF BOTH PONTIAC VIBE AND ITS SISTER, TOYOTA MATRIX, HAVE MADE SAFETY COMPLAINTS FOR THE SAME PROBLEM WITH DIFFERING RESPONSES PER MANUFACTURER, MODEL, AND MODEL YEAR. I LEAVE THE DATE OF THE MOST RECENT INCIDENT BELOW.

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