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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2004 Pontiac Vibe (Page 3 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

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #38

Aug 032015

Vibe

  • miles

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

2004 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to airbag recall notice 15V-285 problems.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #37

Jul 092015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part needed to do the repair was not made available. The part would not be available for at least six months. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part for the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Gillette, WY, USA

problem #36

Jul 242014

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bags) and 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/1

- Petersburg , VA, USA

problem #35

Jul 242014

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: 15V043000 (air bags) and 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part needed 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.

- Happy Valley, OR, USA

problem #34

Mar 172015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Alberquerque, NM, USA

problem #33

Jul 242014

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bags) and 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #32

Jul 242014

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 part was not available to do the repair. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Caldwell, NJ, USA

problem #31

Jul 022015

Vibe

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

- Paltine, IL, USA

problem #30

Apr 072008

Vibe

  • miles
My daughter was driving to a dr. Appt in boston from gloucester. The car hydroplaned hitting the jersey barrier, spinning to the other side of the street hitting the guardrail, and further spinning to hit the jersey barrier again totaling the car. This is not a complaint as much as it is info for taking us off your recall list. We no longer own the Vibe. I do want to say, however, had my daughter not been in such a well-built vehicle, she would probably not have survived with just bruises where the seatbelt held her in place and bruising to her right knee because her knee hit the dashboard area. The drivers side airbag did not deploy, which we questioned why due to the severity of the accident. That being said, she was rather happy it did not deploy because she felt she would have had more physical issues had it deployed (burns). --- thank you.

- Gloucester, MA, USA

problem #29

Mar 012015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V286000 (air bags); however, the part for recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Jessup, PA, USA

problem #28

Jul 242015

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.

- Orange, VA, USA

problem #27

Aug 072015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #26

Aug 052015

Vibe

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

- Middle Village, NY, USA

problem #25

Mar 302015

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 parts to perform the recall 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. MA 10/23/15

- Philadephia, PA, USA

problem #24

Mar 022015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bag system) was received in March 2015 and 15V285000 (air bags systems) in August 2015. After contacting the dealer multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Meridan, CT, USA

problem #23

Jul 012014

Vibe

  • 120,000 miles
Received another notice about defective airbag that nothing can be done about yet and it's been over a year since notice of the defect. No idea when repair will be available and during all the wait time, notice says front passenger seat should not be occupied. Unacceptable a year later the issue remains with no repair available and unsure when it will be. As a family of 5, very inconvenienced not being able to use the front passenger seat.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #22

Feb 112014

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part needed 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 09/22

- Center Valley , PA, USA

problem #21

Jul 082014

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part needed 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Windham, ME, USA

problem #20

Aug 032015

Vibe

  • miles
Today I received a GM safety recall 14491 notice which stated "until the repair is performed, the front passenger seat should not be occupied". the notice states "parts to repair your vehicle are not currently available" and it does not give any indication as to when the parts will be available and the repair can be performed. My wife and I are in our 70S and we always travel together and not being able to occupy the front passenger seat until the repair is performed at some indeterminate time in the future is not an acceptable solution.

- Albany, CA, USA

problem #19

Aug 012014

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with failing to receive needed recall repairs related to at least NHTSA #25V285 and #15V043. I have been receiving notices for over a year advising that repair parts are not available. I find it unacceptable to be left waiting this long while being told not to allow the passenger seat to be occupied. This is totally unrealistic and unfair. Why aren't the manufactures being held accountable for providing a timely repair" I understand the supplier is to blame and so should be working 24/7 to provide the remedy. Isn't this a priority for human safety" thank you for your time and attention.

- Hayden, ID, USA

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