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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Manifold/Header/Muffler/Tail Pipe Problems

CarComplaints.com 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.

7.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 112004

Vibe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles

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

A drone noise was heard when the accelerator was pressed, especially during damp or cold weather, fall and winter. I have been told that it was a ?characteristic of the Pontiac even though this characteristic was not present when I test drove the car in the summer, and it was not told to me when I bought the vehicle. GMC confirmed my own belief that it was a design flaw in the muffler assembly.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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