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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
178,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 052014

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 178,000 miles


On April 5, 2014, I rolled down my driver side power window as I was driving at 15 mph in a residential area. When I went to roll up the window I heard a grinding sound and the window slip and tilted to the right side. The unsecured power window remains opened. I fear the window will shatter again like it did in September 2007. I taped the window to the driver side door frame for fear of it falling on me while driving. This is an urgent and serious matter that needs to be handled and repair immediately free of charge to the owner. There was a recall in 2008 regarding the replacements of window regulators bolts for 2004-2005, Pontiac Vibes. There should be a second recall again on the power window regulators bolts. Please, inform me asap where I may take my vehicle for repair.

- San Carlos, CA, USA

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