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2004 Pontiac Vibe electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,334 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Pontiac Vibe electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 052014

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 178,000 miles

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

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

problem #5

Jan 202011

Vibe

  • 89,000 miles
Two issues that I have are, the air circulation vent makes a clicking. When I opened it up, I saw that it was because the vent would not close properly, I had to stick a pencil in it to make it stoip clicking, because I will not spend 100 dollars to have it replaced. Also, we live in Montana, and our new battery will not start under 20 degrees. We have extreem weather here, so it leaves us with only one car, and oftem we are not able to get to work on time. Many other people in cold weather enviroments have complained about this. It seems to be something with the starter. This should be recalled, because it could leave us in very dangerous situations. Cell service is not often available in this area, and it frightens me to think we could be stuck at some point.

- Red Lodge, MT, USA

problem #4

Mar 072010

Vibe

  • 63,200 miles
I drove about 1 mile in city driving with the cruise control on. When I attempted to park (diagonal, front end approach) I was using the accelerator slightly. As I approached the front of the parking space, I moved my foot to the break. During this moment, the engine RPM increased and the car lunged forward. My foot was moving toward the break and upon breaking, the forward motion was stopped. The first time this happened was about the second week in Jan. 2010. This repeated on March 7, 2010. I reported the first incident to GM (case # 71-799309984) and took it in to my local dealer. I just left a message after the second occurrence. I had a witness to the second occurrence. The engine does increase in RPM after removing my foot from the gas. This has occurred twice in a 9 week period.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 012007

Vibe

  • 21,397 miles

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

Electrical system for console is failing. The illumination for the gear shift, temperature control, temperature setting, and fan speed have been faulty since day one. Now they do not illuminate at all and overhead light must be turned on to see what gear the vehicle is in.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 072008

Vibe

  • 45,000 miles
If the air recirculation button is disabled and the power to the car is on, a clicking nose begins. The clicks occur more frequently than every second, continuously until the car is powered off. The clicking will continue regardless of whether or not the engine is running. The source of the clicking is the actuator that opens or closes the air recirculation vent behind the glove box.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

May 082008

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 67,405 miles
An '04 Pontiac Vibe well maintained stalled on the interstate losing complete power momentarily with the steering wheel locking, and after a few seconds (approximately 20-30 seconds) would start back on while car is still running. The problem was caused because of a fusible wire link shorted, melting the fuse block and damaging the battery which all had to be replaced.

- West Chester, OH, USA

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