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NHTSA — Child Seat: Material/Padding Problems 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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

2004 Pontiac Vibe accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012004

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles


The straps that hold the padding in place on the child seat are falling apart. Now the padding underneath the plastic bar that keeps it in place at the bottom and top are broke. The consumer has tried glue and sewing it and it, but keeps coming apart. Graco model # 45600 ljt and either and I or a 1, D.O.M. 2003 02 08M.

- Moline , IL, USA

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