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Pontiac Vibe Problems

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Most Common 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 ...
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1 Known Pontiac Vibe Brakes Problem

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.

1 Known Pontiac Vibe Drive Train Problem

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 complet...

1 Known Pontiac Vibe Electrical & Lights Problem

The 2005-2008 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L I4 models have issues with the circuit board in the electronic control module (ECM) cracking. There is no advanced warning for the issue, and when it occurs drivers ...

4 Known Pontiac Vibe Engine Problems

The 2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe has a known issue with the valves that if left unchecked, will cause burned valves and engine performance issues. The engine ‘breathes’ through valves that ...
The 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe may develop an excessive oil consumption condition between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display. This ...
The timing chain tensioner used for the Pontiac Vibe is designed to use oil pressure to keep tension on the timing chain. When it develops a leak, it can no longer provide tension, and the timing c...

1 Known Pontiac Vibe Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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

1 Known Pontiac Vibe Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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

1 Known Pontiac Vibe Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

2 Known Pontiac Vibe Miscellaneous Problems

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 ...
The window regulator in the Pontiac Vibe from 2003-2004 were assembled using defective bolts that allow the window to fall off track during normal operation. The bolts stretch, loosen, and break, a...

0 Known Pontiac Vibe Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Pontiac Vibe Problems & Complaints

The 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe may develop an excessive oil consumption condition between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display. This ...
The timing chain tensioner used for the Pontiac Vibe is designed to use oil pressure to keep tension on the timing chain. When it develops a leak, it can no longer provide tension, and the timing c...
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
The 2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe has a known issue with the valves that if left unchecked, will cause burned valves and engine performance issues. The engine ‘breathes’ through valves that ...
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.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 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 complet...
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
The 2005-2008 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L I4 models have issues with the circuit board in the electronic control module (ECM) cracking. There is no advanced warning for the issue, and when it occurs drivers ...
The head gasket may fail due to a defect in manufacturing of the cylinder block. On this vehicle, the head bolts are known to pull the threads out of the engine block, allowing the head to slightl...
The window regulator in the Pontiac Vibe from 2003-2004 were assembled using defective bolts that allow the window to fall off track during normal operation. The bolts stretch, loosen, and break, a...
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 ...
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