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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly Problems

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

CarComplaints.com 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.

2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,820 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 062008

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,820 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Began noticing strong gas smell in garage, took car to shop to check what was thought to be a gas line leaking and was told that the tank was full of rust and rotting. I had them replace the tank with a used tank and took the rotting tank home with the thought of placing a complaint with GM. The repair shop said the rotting was highly unusual on a tank that was only 5 years old. GM refused to look at the tank and offered oil changes, saying this could happen because of the winter conditions that we drive in. My 2 year older aztek sits next to it in the garage and tank looks much better.

- Angola, NY, USA

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