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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,268 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Pontiac Vibe:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 162009


  • 82,805 miles


ABS system would engage coming to a stop on dry pavement consistently 1 in 5 stops causing brake loss at low speed, tire pressure warning system light on. Dealer diagnosed and replaced ABS pump and wheel sensor, vehicle out of warranty. Repair cost $1467.25 for pump, dealer replaced $500 sensor under warranty?

- Siler City, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 102009


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. While driving 30 mph he was unable to stop the vehicle when he attempted to engage the brake pedal and collided into the rear of a vehicle. There were no injuries. The insurance company confirmed that the vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The current and the failure mileage were 200,000.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 132006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 25 mph and during right turns, there was squeaking and scraping noises coming from the breaks when the brake pedal was depressed or released. There was a second problem of a hinge on the right front door causing a grinding noise when the door was opened or closed. The service dealer and manufacturer were notified.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

Not what you are looking for?