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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline 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.

9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 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.

2005 Pontiac Vibe drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 252005

Vibe

  • 1,000 miles

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

While driving at any speed a cycling vibration can be felt in the steering wheel. It feels like somethi;ng is momentarily binding and slowing the car minutely, as if a shaft were too tight or out of round. Seems to be coming from the transmission or drive shafts. This was noticed shortly after purchasing the vehicle new. The GM dealer in fredericton N.B (O'leary's), was not able to determine the cause but admitted it was present. There is approximately 70,000 kilometers on the vehicles at this time.

- Fredericton, 00, USA

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