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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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VISIBILITY/WIPER

12/28/2016 - AURORA, IN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE PULLING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, THE REAR WINDSHIELD SUDDENLY EXPLODED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 215,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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ENGINE

9/7/2016 - OAKLAND, CA
ON TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS, THE ENGINE HAS STALLED AND SHUT OFF WHILE DRIVING. BOTH TIMES THE CAR WAS COASTING DOWNHILL WHEN THIS HAPPENED. AFTER PULLING OVER AND STOPPING, THE ENGINE RESTARTED FINE. IT SEEMS TO MATCH THE DESCRIPTION FOR RECALL 10V387000, ALTHOUGH THAT WAS ISSUED ONLY FOR 1ZZ ENGINES AND THIS IS A 2ZZ ENGINE.

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AIR BAGS

7/13/2016 - BROOMFIELD, CO
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V285000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED TO PERFORM THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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AIR BAGS

3/10/2016 - LONGMEADOW, MA
2005 PONTIAC VIBE. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO DRIVER SIDE AND PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG REPLACEMENT ISSUES. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONSUMER, THEY WERE ONLY REPLACING THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. HOWEVER, THE CONSUMER STATED HE READ WHERE TAKATA DECLARED THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG FOR THE 2004-2007 VIBE'S WERE THE HIGHEST RISK.

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AIR BAGS

2/26/2016 - BENTON, PA
TOOK CAR TO HAVE THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG RECALL FIXED. 4 DAYS LATER THE AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON. TOOK IT BACK TO DEALERSHIP, NOW IT'S AN ISSUE WITH THE DRIVER SIDE. MIND YOU THERE WAS NO LIGHT ON BEFORE THEY GOT IN THERE. COMPUTER CODE SAYS THE DRIVERS SIDE AIR BAG CIRCUITRY HIGH RESISTANCE. SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THE NEW PART IS CAUSING OTHER PROBLEMS.

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AIR BAGS

2/24/2016 - SILVER SPRING, MD
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V285000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

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AIR BAGS

2/17/2016 - PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V285000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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AIR BAGS

2/12/2016 - SOUTHBRIDGE, MA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V285000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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AIR BAGS

2/9/2016 - ROEBLING, NJ
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V285000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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AIR BAGS

1/29/2016 - NORWALK, IA
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 PONTIAC VIBE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V286000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED TO PERFORM THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE. UPDATED 03/16/16

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