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NHTSA — Steering: Column 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.

4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 192005

Vibe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

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

The contact stated that vehicle was equipped with power windows. While she was rolling up the front passenger side window heard a popping sound. The window formed a crack and shattered. Also, the contact complaint that the steering wheelwas very loose. She felt that it was difficult to maintain control of vehicle because she had to keep two hands on the wheel at all times to keep it from moving. Upon inspection by a service dealer, they found that the bracket underneath the steering column shifted. The dealer would have to replace the brackets to remedy the problem with the steering wheel.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

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