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Dash Light Replacement Seal Of This Might Hurt Notes: The Pontiac Vibe is the mechanical twin of the Toyota Matrix.

Both models were a joint GM-Toyota venture, manufactured together at a NUMMI production facility in Fremont, CA. Only the heating & A/C systems are different.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
188,260 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Pontiac Vibe accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 232013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 188,260 miles


In short, took Vibe to dealership for recall on electrical related to air bags. Got it back, dash lights didn't work. Service Dept. said it was a coincidence that the two dash lights burned out when they were doing the recall work, but it wasn't their fault because if it was then ALL of the lights would have burned out.

They took the lights out and gave them to us in a Ziploc baggie and instructed us to order new ones. (@ $23.70). When I picked up the order and asked for instructions to replace the tiny bulbs, the Service manager said they don't have instructions for that.

Other than that, nothing wrong with the Vibe...bought it new in 2003. This is the first problem we have had and it isn't the car, it's the dealership! Why do they take something out, say it isn't their fault, but are going to charge us to put it back? They didn't charge us for the FOUR SCREWS they forgot to put back to hold the radio in place and had to take the dash apart to fix it and THAT was their fault. In fact, that is when they took the dash burned dash lights out and handed them to my husband.

- , Vacaville, CA, USA

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