Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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Air Bag Light On 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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
135,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. possibly a recall issue (1 reports)
2003 Pontiac Vibe seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 032013

Vibe 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles


When it first happened, I was told that the driver's side airbag may not deploy in case of a crash. I grew up in the 70's & 80's where there were no such things as airbags, so I didn't care too much at the time. NOW there is talk on the news about shrapnel being sprayed at the car occupants if they go off. NOW IT'S TIME to have it looked at.

- , Mount Joy, PA, USA

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