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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2005 Pontiac Vibe (Page 4 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 4 of 6)

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problem #58

Jul 012015

Vibe

  • miles

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

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. The VIN was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Fayetteville, OH, USA

problem #57

Jun 052015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available after notifying two dealers. The dealers did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- St George, UT, USA

problem #56

Jul 152015

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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #55

May 132015

Vibe

  • miles

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

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. The VIN was not available.

- Crestwood, IL, USA

problem #54

Oct 262015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); 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. Updated 02/12/16

- Union, OR, USA

problem #53

Jul 242015

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. Updated 2/4/16

- Lititz, PA, USA

problem #52

Jul 152015

Vibe

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #51

Jul 242014

Vibe

  • 148,329 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated constantly. 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 failure mileage was approximately 148,329.

- East Pointe, MI, USA

problem #50

Jul 152015

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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Dallas, NC, USA

problem #49

Jul 012015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was not available. 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.

- Anacortes, WA, USA

problem #48

Jul 012015

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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. Updated 1/15/16 updated 01/25/16.

- Middleburg, PA, USA

problem #47

Oct 142015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (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.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #46

Jul 152015

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Evergreen Park, IL, USA

problem #45

Jul 012015

Vibe

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

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #44

Aug 032015

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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #43

Oct 052015

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
As part of NHTSA recall #15V285, issued Jul 24, 2014, GM recalled my Pontiac Vibe, informing me " these vehicles are equipped with a front passenger airbag inflator which could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant.... improperly manufactured propellant could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger airbag to deploy abnormally in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant." At the time, the recall status was " incomplete. Remedy not yet available". it has been months since the recall was issued, with no change in status or additional information being provided as to when our cars will be fixed. Is this actually a recall" are these vehicles ever going to be repaired? I appreciate NHTSA's desire to warn drivers. However, this 'recall' increasingly feels like a car manufacturer freeing themselves of legal liability and passing the inconvenience of their mistake onto drivers, with no intention of actually resolving the problem. Is there anything I can do to get my passenger seat available for safe use again" thank you!

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #42

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.

- Washington, IL, USA

problem #41

Jul 152015

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 aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Washington, IL, USA

problem #40

Sep 292015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V28500 (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.

- Pheonix, AZ, USA

problem #39

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.

- Tops Field, MA, USA

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