2006 Pontiac Vibe Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Pontiac Vibe

2006 Pontiac Vibe Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Bolts That Attach Front Window Glass to Window Regulator May Fail

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.

Contamination of extended life coolant
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Questions

How do I set the clock? (1 answer)

I have a 2006 Pontiac vibe, can I put a cold air intake in it if it's not a GT (1 answer)

My pontiac vibe is not GT, but I do have an upgraded exhaust, can I put in a cold air intake?

How do you replace the fuel filter and the fuel pump (1 answer)

I would also like to know the location of the fuel filter and the fuel pump.
My car has no power and is blowing white smoke, its hard to start and when you push on the gas pedal it misses and stalls out

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger side air bag can deploy abnormally, or with excessive force. The inflator may come apart, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. The dealership will replace the passenger air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine Control Module Faulty

The engine control module (ECM) may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a board internally cracking. Dealers will inspect and replace affected ECM's free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Dome Light switch problem. Replaced. Engine pick up is lacking. Cannot use cruise control going up hill. It with go into passing gear. Evap Canistor went out at 16,000 miles. Steering problems pulls to right or left. Was told not to rotate tires, it was a tire problem. Car had less than 1,000 miles. Pontiac refused to replace tires. A/C does not cool car down as quickly as I would lik...
This is a great, reliable car for the money. We have the 1.8 litre engine and get 32-35 mpg although it doesn't have much power. A good trade for us. The only disappointment has been the lack of the roof rack cross members. GM is charging $140 for something that should have come with the car!

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