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NHTSA — Visibility 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:
16,433 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 212009


  • 30,000 miles


Simply rolling the window up or down. I had the lf power window repaired 5 times while under warranty. Now the rf window has the same problem, the glass has come loose and cocks unevenly while rolling down.

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 022009


  • 19,300 miles
Front passenger's side power window has made a popping noise when rolled down more than half way since it was purchased new in 2005. It rolled up and down fine so I didn't think much about it. Two weeks ago I tried to get out of that door. The door wouldn't open more than a few inches. I had to climb over to the driver's side door to get out. I had to roll up the passenger side window and spray the door check link with a lot of WD40 to get it open. The door seemed to open and close ok after that, but the popping noise continued. I took it to the dealer. Dealer said the window glass (when rolled down) was touching the door check link, causing the issues. They had to reposition the link and clearance bracket to fix window.

- Olean, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 262008

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles
Driver's side front power window makes loud popping noise when operating similar to 08V162000 recall campaign for '03-'04 models.

- Maynard, MA, USA

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