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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Door 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

2006 Pontiac Vibe body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 202010


  • miles


Earlier last week I started hearing a clicking sound coming from behind my glovebox, and upon removing the glovebox discovered that the door that allows inside and outside air into the actuator (I think this is correct) is clicking open and closed. After searching online for similar problems on Pontiac Vibes, I discovered that literally hundreds if not more people are having this same problem. What am I supposed to do, and why do so many people have the same problem? nothing about the occurrence suggests anything but a defective part to me.

- Hixson, TN, USA

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