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NHTSA — Suspension Problems 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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,986 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

May 302008


  • 23,972 miles


2005 Pontiac Vibe purchased just over 3 years ago. Approx 24,000 miles. Automatic tire pressure sensor keeps coming on even though tire pressure is fine. 2 trips to dealer and could not figure out problem. Dealer installed vehicle data recorder. Dealer says needs a new electronic balance control monitor? this car has less than 25K and it needs this part already. Never in an accident or had a blowout.

- Newington, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 312008

(reported on)


  • miles
2005 Pontiac Vibe with defective rear camber/toe shims. Consumer states that the Goodyear dealer stated that also cross caster needed to be corrected. He never received a response in writing from GM about this problem. The consumer was informed the vehicle could not be aligned without the installation of rear camber/toe shims and it was designed that way by Pontiac.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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