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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

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.

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,000 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 electrical problems

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 012015

Vibe

  • miles

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

Front passager air bags making popping noises.

- Poplar Bluff, MO, USA

problem #6

Jul 012016

Vibe

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the vehicle had a faulty shift and a faulty start. There was an error code: P0741. The vehicle was to be inspected and diagnosed by a dealer or a mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no solution. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #5

Sep 192013

Vibe

  • 110,000 miles
The spiral electrical cable broke when turning the steering wheel and now the airbag warning light stays on.

- Milton, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012010

Vibe

  • 65,000 miles

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

My 2006 Pontiac Vibe will stall when the accelerator is released to brake for a red light. It will also intermittently idle rough and stall, and sometimes not run smoothly. I have replaced the plugs twice, the last time replaced with best possible plugs. Incidence date is almost daily.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Aug 122010

Vibe

  • 83,000 miles
I have an 2006 Pontiac Vibe a corolla/ matrix twin. It intermittently stalls and shifts sporadically or unexpectedly. It usually stalls only when its been warmed up. I have been told it might be the ECM in the car help! this is one of many sporadic episodes since I bought the car in 2006. The crazy shifting of power in the gears ratio is very inconsistent.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 112009

Vibe

  • 130,000 miles
2006 Pontiac Vibe, which is the same vehicle at Toyota matrix. This is also having the stalling problem, computer code PO607, requiring a replacement ECM, described in NHTSA action # PE09054 of November 30, 2009. Car stalled while merging on highway and I could have been killed by getting rear-ended. The car is in the shop right now (12/15/09) and I have asked the dealer, brustolon GMC in mystic ct (860)536-2627 to save the defective ECM/PCM as evidence, but they won't without charging me more because they claim it is a core return!

- Mystic, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 092007

Vibe

  • miles
2006 Pontiac Vibe.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

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