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NHTSA — Tires 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,333 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 032008

Vibe

  • miles

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

2003 Pontiac Vibe suffered a tire blowout. Consumer states that the tire blowout caused damage to the vehicle. Ohio traffic crash repoert # 10-0345-78.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #5

Jan 212006

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at 70 mph, the vehicle started wobbling. When vehicle was pulled to the side of the road for inspection, the contact discovered the front right tire and both rear tires were flat. The consumer discovered the tires had pressure of 12 psi. A hand pump was used to inflate all three tires. However, after driving the vehicle 30 miles the tires were flat again. The manufacturer was contacted and requested that the tires be sent back to them for further inspection. The tire is a proxes tpt and the tire line is P205/55R16. Updated 02/26/04.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 082004

Vibe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,100 miles
While driving at 60 mph, the tire blew out. The side of the tire, approximately 4 inches was gone from the tire. Dot act2, size 205-55R16 (89hms) no recalls found.

- Monroe, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 092003

Vibe

  • 2,900 miles

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

Tires wore out wintin 2,900 miles. Dealer replaced the tires, however the problem still exists.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #2

May 162003

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles
Both driver side tires blew out which caused the vehicle to roll over several times.

- Floresville, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 072003

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Defective anti-lock brake system. * mr the brakes would grind, make noises, pulsate on dry pavement at low speeds, and the vehicle pulled to the side sharply upon braking. The vehicle pulled to the side while in motion. The tires felt as if they had no traction. The consumer was able to avoid accidents when the vehicle would lose control during mild weather. (possible dot # 0156-82/model 9000M) scc

- Twin Lakes, WI, USA

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