2003 Pontiac Vibe Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Pontiac Vibe
2003 Pontiac Vibe Problems
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
The bolts attaching the front door window glass to the window regulator may come loose. This can cause the window regulator to become damaged and possibly causing the window glass to break. Some 2003 & 2004 models have been recalled for the issue.
2003 Pontiac Vibe Questions
I had a junkyard motor put into my car February 2013. The engine burns excessive oil. A year ago a man came out and helped me put xp performance plugs into the engine to stop the problem. It worked. Several months ago every now and tehn I would feel a shudder under me sometimes even in park. A t...
Checked ac relay on wheel ok but someone said there are 2 of them. Any other ideas. I can't believe I had ac 12 hours earlier. Freon is ok
2003 Pontiac Vibe Recalls
The airbag control module can fail prematurely due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance it was designed for. As a result the front airbags, side airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners could deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated, increasing the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. Dealers will replace the airbag control module and front and/or side impact sensors as required to correct this concern.
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern. If a replacement inflator is not available, as an interim measure, the dealer will disable the front passenger air bag and advise the customer not to use the front passenger seat until a replacement inflator is installed.
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.
2003 Pontiac Vibe Reviews
This is my second Vibe. I needed a car to get back and forth to work. It runs great. I have no complaints about how it handles and such. I had to get the Front windows fixed (there is a free recall). Also, the fit and finish is not as nice as our 2006 Vibe. It looks like it was the first one off the assembly line. It has 110,000 miles on it, so some things, I am sure, have been abused. T...
I bought my 2003 Vibe new. There have been 2 problems - one, no heat after it gets 20 degrees (I live in WI, need heat); and now my front wheel bearings are going, with only 77000 miles on it. Otherwise, like the car. It is a bit noisy, but not annoying to me. I like the space and how it handles. Pick up could be better.
I purchased my 2003 Vibe new and have been very satisfied. It now has 218,000 miles on it and I am considering replacing with another with the same body style. The few issues I have had include AC replaced last year, catalytic converter ($750) and both back window motor went out within same week. I still love driving it and get 33-34 mpg on hwy trips with the 1.8L