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Pontiac Vibe Repair and Maintenance

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

Pontiac Vibe Problems

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

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

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.

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Pontiac Vibe Questions

Engine light is on, smoke comes out exhaust pipe when started up, it acts like it is going to stop in the middle of rode and blows out smoke and sputters!!! Have an appointment on Jan. 5th for a possible fix, but don't think it will make it that long.

The indicator light on the dash is also on. I've checked all door switches to be sure they are functioning correctly. When the doors are closed the key fob will still lock the doors indicating that the door switches have signaled that the doors are closed. When I move the panel dimmer cont...

My keyless entry fob and door switch only seems to be working on the passenger side doors and rear hatch. It won't unlock. Or its at least sporadic. Both rear and front driver's side door have same sporadic issue. Any ideas on what specific component could cause this problem?

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Pontiac Vibe Recalls

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.

When deployed, excessive pressure can build in the passenger front airbag. This could cause the inflator to rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury to vehicle occupants. This recall affects both originally installed passenger front airbags as well as those that were installed as replacement service parts. Toyota and General Motors will replace the passenger front airbag inflator on their respective vehicles involved in this recall.

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Pontiac Vibe Reviews

I have driven this car for 140,000 miles back and forth to work 6 days a week and it still runs like new. Never any problems with anything. Gets great gas mileage and is a blast to drive.

My 04 Vibe has 270,000 miles. I do have the high rpm issues on cold mornings. I have changes the breaks, belt,both oxygen sensers ( computer still says the sensers are bad) not sure about that? Driver window makes noise when going down or up.Gas milage is less. Over all low maintanence and very dependable car. AC went out on me over the summer.

Bought this car used from a dealer in Stuttgart, Arkansas. It was a "program car" that had been used by a rental company. It had 17,000 miles on it and was barely a year old. Great shape, great price. I live in St. Petersburg, Florida. I drive to work everyday (approx. 12 miles roundtrip) and have made a couple of return visits to Arkansas. So far, so good. No problems to report. My mec...

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