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NHTSA — Service Brakes 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 102012


  • 41,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that while attempting to merge into traffic she engaged the brakes but it failed to stop the vehicle. The contact mentioned that she had to shift into neutral in order to maintained control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 43,075.

- Rockwood, PA, USA

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