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NHTSA — Power Train: Clutch Assembly 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:
50,250 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 clutch problems

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 212006

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,500 miles


After 33700 miles of normal driving, my 2004 Pontiac Vibe GT needs a clutch replacement. I was told this was "normal wear" by the dealership, but I have never had a clutch fail at such a low mileage.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 112005


  • Manual transmission
  • 67,000 miles
Have a 2004 Pontiac Vibe GT and just had to replace the clutch at 67 000 km. This is not the first car we've owned with a standard transmission, our previous car was a 1996 Pontiac sunfire which had 200 000 km on the original clutch when we sold it. We bought the 100 000 km powertrain warranty, but were told that the clutch is not covered. I had to pay for the replacement myself. We bought a new car so that we didn't have to worry about performing major repairs on it for several years.

- Whitby, 00, USA

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