Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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NHTSA — Structure Problems 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,545 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.

2005 Pontiac Vibe body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 222008


  • 45,000 miles


The door check link on my 2005 Pontiac Vibe is bent with a crack in it. It puts pressure against the passenger side window and may cause it to shatter. This is a part that should never fail and apparently this design is very poor.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #1

Apr 182005

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90 miles
2005 Pontiac Vibe is unsafe. The design makes it impossible to see cars approaching from the rear in 4 to 6 lanes with on & off ramps & they travel 60 to 80 mph. I want to report this before there a lot of deaths. We are fortunate to be alive only because I am experienced with quick reflexes & reaction time.

- Massillon, OH, USA

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