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.

Window Won't Roll Due to Loose Regulator Mounting Bolts

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.

Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

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.

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Pontiac Vibe Questions

My radio won't shut off (1 answer)

So I just had my the rod replaced and while driving my car the radio changes to am and now will not shut iff, even when the car is off. Any ideas?

Wipers won't work (1 answer)

Wipers only start working once I give the blades a tug.
Switch or Motor causing the problem?

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?

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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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