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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2004 Pontiac Vibe (Page 4 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

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.

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2004 Pontiac Vibe seat belts / air bags problems

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #18

Aug 062014

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: 15V04300 (air bags) however, the part needed to do the repairs 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.

- Warren , OH, USA

problem #17

Jul 312015

Vibe

  • 104,000 miles
Recall notice received along with statement "until the repair is performed, the front passenger seat shoud not be used.' How does one get his family to and from destination when recalled auto is not safe to drive with passenger. Auto is used for Transport of our family and grand children. This can not be condoned by our government can it? what is reasonable time (to be deprived of vehicle usage) and having to make other arrangements if possible for repairs which could affect quality of life or loss of same. Awaiting reply

- Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA

problem #16

Mar 022015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags). The dealer stated that the parts needed for the repair were not available and they had not yet determined a remedy to correct the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tempi, AZ, USA

problem #15

Mar 152015

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: 15V043000 (air bags) and 15V286000 (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. Updated 09/25/15

- Rex, GA, USA

problem #14

Jul 082015

Vibe

  • miles
GM recall #15406 GM keeps sending me reminder letters to have my car fixed but GM is dragging their feet on making the part to have the car fixed. Since I live in a hot humid state (ga) I would like to have the car fixed. -thx-

- Metter, GA, USA

problem #13

Jul 082015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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.

- New Castle, PA, USA

problem #12

Jan 152015

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 a recall letter for 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 not made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #11

Feb 112015

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 made aware of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #10

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) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe 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 contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Juneau, WI, USA

problem #9

Nov 122014

Vibe

  • miles
. after repeated attempts we cannot get this recall performed. We are seriously concerned about the safety of our daughter. It has reached the point of absolute ridiculousness. November 12 had to reschedule an appointment as they could not get a loaner car for her she had to have a vehicle to get to her internship could not get the car scheduled where the dealership could provide a loaner vehicle even though the recall letter specifies she can November 17daughter returns to manchester, nh for school without getting the recall service done called the Pontiac hotline and they line up a dealer in the manchester area, quirk GMC ([xxx])quirk is supposed to call when the "tool" comes in" we never get a call two weeks later we call and are told by [xxx] that we will have to go to another dealer. We are told ?we cannot do the recall service, you will have to go somewhere else"April 17once again call the Pontiac hotline (1 800 762-2737), they line up another dealer betley Chevrolet in derry, nh case # [xxx] [xxx] talks to a [xxx] and he indicates there is not problem, he will order the parts an appointment is set up for April 24april 24 [xxx] drives her Pontiac Vibe to the dealership and waits for over three hours. The service department tells her they don't have the needed tool to perform the service. She is told they will notify her when the tool comes in and set up a time May 4 [xxx] calls [xxx] to inquire about setting up the appointment as [xxx] has not received any call back. [xxx] is told he will call back when he gets the information. [xxx] calls back at 3:30pm and is then old they are trying to "borrow" this special tool and have not been able to locate one [xxx] will be leaving the manchester, nh area on May 22nd. She will be driving back to Florida. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 152013

Vibe

  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained lacerations on her neck and shoulder that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Wayne , WV, USA

problem #7

Jan 012014

Vibe

  • 1,980,000 miles
A recall was done on the door module controls but after the repair, the airbag warning light lit up. The headlights blow one at a time with in 2 months. One tale light and the third tale light bar on the window also failed. I don't know if it is installation issues or the module caused an electrical overload. No one is willing to admit error.

- Attica, MI, USA

problem #6

Aug 292012

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
I was informed by mail from GM about 6 months ago that the vehicle was subject to a recall for passenger air bag (GM safety recall 13112), and that I would be informed when parts were available. Upon following up today with GM to obtain an update (phone number 800 521 7300) I was informed that they have no information for a recall of the vehicle. GM assigned case # 71-1412420838 to my call. At the NHTSA web site I have found the following information: Recall subject: Passenger side front air bag inflater may rupture report receipt date: June 11, 2014 NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 all products associated with this recall vehicle make model year(s) pontiacvibe2003-2004 I wish to know whether the vehicle is safe or unsafe; whether it is subject to recall or not.

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 252014

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (air bags), NHTSA campaign number: 13V029000 (air bags), and NHTSA campaign number: 08V162000 (visibility). However, the parts needed were not available. The dealer was contacted and was unable to provide a timeframe for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact was waiting for parts. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Provencal, LA, USA

problem #4

Oct 242014

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 87,500 miles
NHTSA recall 14V655; GM recall 14735. In addition to media stories, I received notice from GM via fedex in mid-Oct (10/23, I think). The purpose of notice was pure pr, to dupe consumers into thinking GM is on top of the recall. I called my local GM dealer (regal GMC, lakeland, fl) on 10/24. I was advised that GM hadn't even supplied the dealers with a GM recall number yet. The dealer promised to call me when they had more info. That never happened. So I called the dealer today (11/12/14) and was advised that parts are on order but the dealer (1) doesn't know when parts will be received and (2) cannot predict when my car will be repaired. Meanwhile, I have a potentially lethal problem with my vehicle. It's obvious GM doesn't care much. NHTSA must make GM more responsible for its screw-ups and fix recalls in a much more timely fashion. I'm really po'ed about this.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 042014

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (air bags). However, the parts needed for the repairs were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 012014

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
The airbag warning light on the dashboard just came on and continues to be on ever since. We are told by our mechanic that the front driver and front passenger airbags are now compromised and may not be deployed if in a crash because there is a short in the open circuit at the squid circuit. This was not due to any accident, collision, etc.; the light just came on.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 022014

Vibe

  • 131,111 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel without warning. The manufacturer confirmed that her vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V133000 (air bags) or NHTSA campaign number: 13V029000 (air bags). The dealer was not notified of the defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 133,111.

- Campbell, OH, USA

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