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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

2005 Pontiac Vibe (Page 2 of 2) 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:
73,134 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Jul 282005


  • 0 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. When the contact parked her vehicle inside of her garage, she noticed that oil was leaking from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the oil pan was replaced. One month later, the contact noticed that the oil and the power steering fluid began leaking from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed the contact that the failures could not be reproduced. The failure mileage was unknown. The approximate current mileage was 18000. Updated 05/13/10.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 072006

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 31,827 miles
2005 Pontiac Vibe engine started racing while waiting at a stop light had to cut car off* the dealer installed a T/ body assembly.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012005

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought a new 2005 Vibe in September 2004. On several occasions, I will go to start the car and it will not start, just turns over.

- Hughesville, MO, USA

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