2003 Pontiac Vibe Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Pontiac Vibe
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2003 Pontiac Vibe ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue
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 QuestionsWhy won't the clock stay set? (1 answer)
The clock keeps resetting itself. Everything else on the stereo works fine and preset channels are still set.
I have a 2003 Pontiac Vibe. Last year I began noticing an exhaust fume odor when the car is idling and the heater fan is on. The odor disappears as soon as I start driving, even if I don't open a window. I have had the exhaust system and the catalytic converter replaced, and it is still doing...
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...
2003 Pontiac Vibe RecallsUnexpected Airbag Deployment
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.