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NHTSA — Parking Brake: Conventional: Mechanical Problems 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Pontiac Vibe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 212007

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the rear brakes would not adjust and that the vehicle only stopped using its front brakes. The dealer was unable to offer any assistance. The VIN and speed were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 75,000. The consumer stated the front brakes were excessively hot. The consumer stated the brake drum fell off in his hands when he removed the production tab off the left rear wheel. The rear adjuster was closed tight. The consumer stated the rear brake mechanical adjuster is inoperative. Updated 09/18/07.

- Ray, MI, USA

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