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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal 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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,000 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 engine problems

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

May 252010

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Vibe. The contact was driving at 10 mph when the accelerator pedal became stuck in the open throttle position. The contact stated the failure would occur intermittently and as result, the contact was involved in two crashes. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. After the most recent crash, the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer test drove the vehicle and was able to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 86,000 and the current was unknown. Updated 12/29/10 updated 04/06/11

- Springfield, VT, USA

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