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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2005 Pontiac Vibe (Page 2 of 6)

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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,386 miles

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2005 Pontiac Vibe seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #98

Jul 012015

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #97

Oct 062015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tools confirms parts not available.

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #96

Jun 012014

Vibe

  • 50,000 miles
Takata recall this recall has been open for over 1.5 years and there still is not a remedy for my car. I contacted Pontiac twice (ref # 71-1508944596) and they have been no help getting my air bag issue resolved. I just want my car fixed!

- Waunakee, WI, USA

problem #95

Jan 122016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #94

Jun 132015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

problem #93

Jul 012015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall GM says they are unable to supply parts for the recall that I received last July. This vehicle is the only vehicle that we own that my handicapped mother-in law is able to get in and out of...and due to hip and knee replacement is unable to get into the rear seat. She lives with us and needs to go to doctors several times a month. She therefore must ride in the front passenger seat which "until the repair is performed, the front passenger seat should not be occupied" per your letter and personnel at GM and the NHTSA hotline. My reference number is 907227

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #92

Jul 062015

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Avoca, MI, USA

problem #91

Jul 312015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #90

May 132015

Vibe

  • 0 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a recall notification for the air bags, but the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #89

Jul 252015

Vibe

  • 108,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that while parked, the air bag light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 108,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 02/23/16

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #88

Jul 242015

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 2/4/16 updated 02/11/16.

- Crooksville, OH, USA

problem #87

Jul 252015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #86

Jul 212014

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- East Hampton, MA, USA

problem #85

Jul 242015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- King Of Prussia, PA, USA

problem #84

Dec 162015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Greenfield, MA, USA

problem #83

Dec 072015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact recieved notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Razine, WI, USA

problem #82

Jul 012015

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles
2005 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to complete front passenger air bag recall notice. The consumer was informed the parts would not be available until March 2016.

- Holtsville, NY, USA

problem #81

Jul 012015

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles
2005 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to unsafe airbag system. The consumer received a recall letter in July 2015. It has been over four months and still no response from GM concerning the repair. Recall # 15V285000.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #80

Jul 012015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #79

Jul 062015

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 02/12/16 updated 02/17/16.

- Queens Village, NY, USA

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