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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2005 Pontiac Vibe (Page 1 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

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.

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2005 Pontiac Vibe seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #118

Feb 032016

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). The part needed for the repair was not available. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #117

Jun 212016

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 perform 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #116

Feb 202016

Vibe

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

- Buena Vista, CO, USA

problem #115

Jun 012015

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2005 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to passenger side airbag recall repair problems. The consumer has been unable to get the problem rectified since he received the recall letter in June 2015.

- Longview, WA, USA

problem #114

Mar 012016

Vibe

  • miles
2005 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to driver side and passenger side airbag replacement issues. The dealer informed the consumer, they were only replacing the passenger side air bag. However, the consumer stated he read where takata declared the driver's side air bag for the 2004-2007 Vibe's were the highest risk.

- Longmeadow, MA, USA

problem #113

Feb 192016

Vibe

  • 183,750 miles
Took car to have the passenger side airbag recall fixed. 4 days later the airbag light came on. Took it back to dealership, now it's an issue with the driver side. Mind you there was no light on before they got in there. Computer code says the drivers side air bag circuitry high resistance. Sounds to me like the new part is causing other problems.

- Benton, PA, USA

problem #112

Feb 012016

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2005 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete recall 15V285.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #111

Feb 242016

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.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #110

May 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 manufacturer was made aware of the issue. 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 contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #109

Feb 122016

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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Southbridge, MA, USA

problem #108

Feb 112016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Last week I receive safety recall notice that GM has the part to replace the passenger air bag inflator. The first GMC dealer I called did not have clue and has not got back to me yet. He first said a connector was being replaced. The second GM dealer said only a bracket was being replace and also did not have a clue. The GM recall letter stated the passenger side inflator was being replace. Is that correct"???"

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #107

Jul 132015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a recall 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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Roebling, NJ, USA

problem #106

Jul 202015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V286000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform 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. Updated 03/16/16

- Norwalk, IA, USA

problem #105

Jul 132015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V286000 (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 not provided.

- Athens, WI, USA

problem #104

Jul 132015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and was unable to receive the recall repair appointment beyond a reasonable time frame. The manufacturer was unable to provide a time frame to supply the part to the dealer. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #103

Jun 082015

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 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 a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. The VIN was not available.

- Watsontown, PA, USA

problem #102

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

- Fort Dodge, IA, USA

problem #101

Jul 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 notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #100

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.

- Bluff City, TN, USA

problem #99

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Southwest Grandville, MI, USA

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