Pontiac Vibe Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

Inspect transmission/fluid every 30,000 miles

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned, the transmission system should be completely flushed.

Where's The Fresh Air?

Part that opens and closes the outside fresh air vent was stuck in the recirculate position. Dealer replaced the part under warranty which was just about to expire. Only other problem is the front brakes are starting to squeak a bit. Pads are original ones. Probably time for a change. No other problems to report

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Pontiac Vibe Questions

Check engine light blinks when accelerating spark plugs change but still blinkin (1 answer)

Had a rough idle in park and when accelerating ,fix misfiring with new plugs improve a little but engine light still blinks when accelerating , also once in awhile it'll jump the rpm high till it catches or let off gas pedal , coil ,o2 sensor what would be the problem?

what can I do about my brakes they shudder and shake , pulse in the brake (1 answer)

ive had this fixed in 2014 and 2015 looks like ill have to do it again

What can of o2 sensor do i buy? (1 answer)

Ihave replace my oxygen sensors and mask air flow sensor. check engine still on.code p0031

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Pontiac Vibe Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or in some cases replace the air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 16V127000

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture when deploying the air bag due to excessive internal pressure. As a result, metal debris could be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag module depending on the model free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture when deploying the air bag. This is due to excessive moisture intrusion compromising the inflator. As a result, metal debris could be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag module depending on the model free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Pontiac Vibe Reviews

I made huge mistake buying my Vibe. We bought this junk on 11/2003 now has 120,000 with three transmissions and U-joint going out again makes 6th replacement. I was in a bad wreck with my Vibe a year later on but after three years owned it became a lemon nothing but problems. Now see why General Motors took Pontiacs off the assemble line because they are completely junk. Well know wouldn't have...
I dislike this car a great deal and regret purchasing it. I researched the details of the auto and generally have made great car purchases after researching the model of my choice. (1) Chevy Nova (14 years) (1) Chevy Prism 10 years. Not so lucky with the Vibe. A horrible purchase! Will dump this car as soon as I can.
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.

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