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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2004 Pontiac Vibe (Page 2 of 4)

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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,311 miles

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2004 Pontiac Vibe seat belts / air bags problems

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #58

Jul 022015

Vibe

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #57

Jul 152015

Vibe 4WD 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags), however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 03/23/16.

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #56

Jul 242015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags). The parts to do the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #55

Mar 062015

Vibe

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #54

May 152013

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 and 15V043000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 1/27/16

- Combined Locks, WI, USA

problem #53

Mar 052015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Crossville, RI, USA

problem #52

Mar 022015

Vibe

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags); however, the parts needed for the recall repair were not available. The dealer and manufacturer both informed her that a remedy for the recall was not yet determined. The contact was concerned for her safety and was not comfortable driving the vehicle on the roadway. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tempi, AZ, USA

problem #51

Aug 012014

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) was received in August of 2014 and NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) was received in July of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle would not be available until August of 2016. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mequon, WI, USA

problem #50

Mar 212015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Niles, IL, USA

problem #49

Sep 162015

Vibe

  • 64,708 miles
While driving my vehicle, the airbag warning light began flashing. When I checked my owner's manual, it said if the warning light continued to blink, dealer should be contacted. Ed morse customer service told me that there is a recall and parts are not available yet. I expressed concern since I had received a safety recall letter from Pontiac in March 2015 but have not been contacted again. I mentioned that I was fearful, now that the warning light is constantly blinking and because of tragic news reports concerning recalls. The representative told me well, "news media exaggerates". wow! I then followed instructions on recall letter to call 800 number for Pontiac customer asistance, received an apology, and told that "the status of the recall is incomplete" and "no time frame is given". (service request and conversation # 8-1579067613. This now brings me to filing this complaint.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #48

Sep 172015

Vibe

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #47

Mar 012015

Vibe

  • 96,000 miles
I received a recall notice about the airbag 6 months ago and have heard absolutely nothing since then. What is your Agency doing to force GM to stop stalling on these needed safety repairs. Does your Agency even care?

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #46

Jul 242014

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

problem #45

Jul 012015

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles
2004 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to front passenger airbag inflator recall repairs. According to the recall letter, the parts were not available.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #44

Jun 012015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) was received in June of 2015. After notifying the dealer and the manufacturer, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

problem #43

Aug 032015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V286000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The VIN was associated with the recall as of August 1, 2015. The dealer stated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #42

Aug 032015

Vibe

  • miles
2004 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle airbag system recall. The consumer was informed the parts were not available.

- New Windsor, NY, USA

problem #41

Mar 312015

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles
2004 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to front passenger airbag inflator and electronic control module air bag recall notices. According to the recall notice, the parts were not available.

- Daleville, VA, USA

problem #40

Aug 282015

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V385000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/06/15 updated 2/2/2016

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #39

Jul 152014

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
The subject vehicle became subject to air bag recall (N140491) on 7/24/14. It then became subject to a second recall (N140877) on 2/11/15. It has been over one year since the first recall, which I find unacceptable. Further, I will be replacing the subject vehicle and I will have a difficult time selling it with two open recalls. I have tried calling our local GM dealer (woodbridge, va) and while polite they have not been able to help me. So, I decided to call the GM help phone number on August 24, 2015 and asked if GM would be willing to buy back the subject vehicle because of the difficulty I will have to sell to a private party a vehicle with two outstanding safety recalls. So, far GM has not been very supportive of my request and I have not heard back from them. I am very frustrated by this foot-dragging by GM for our Pontiac Vibe. In talking to the local GM dealer, he said that they had corrected the same recall but on a different vehicle. This leads me to believe that GM may be dragging it heals on a make (Pontiac) and model (Vibe) that is no longer being made. If there is anything you can do to have GM correct this recall immediately or buy back my vehicle at a more than fair price (for their foot dragging), I would appreciate it. Thank you for your time.

- Lake Ridge, VA, USA

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