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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NHTSA — Structure: Frame And Members 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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 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.

2004 Pontiac Vibe body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 162008


  • 24,000 miles


2004 Pontiac Vibe original tires worn out by 24000 miles, second set had severe vibration unable to fix and worn out 38K, dealer aligned and put in shim, 3rd set tires same problem severe vibration and noise just under 50K miles. Tire shop said prob with car and suspension, keeps cupping tires.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 102006


  • miles
I am the owner of a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. I came across an article in the el paso times from the associated press regarding the front driver and passenger windows shattering when it is being raised and lowered. I did have this happen to me in my Pontiac Vibe. The window shattered as I was raising it. I went into the Pontiac dealer and they had a very hard time getting the parts they needed to repair the window, it took them almost a week to have my car ready. When I picked up the car it was still not fixed correctly. They took the car back into the garage while I waited and made some adjustments to it and when they brought the car out to me they told me that this was the best they could do. Air comes through the window because it is not sealed correctly. They said the window was secure and should not shatter again.

- Horizon City, TX, USA

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