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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Rear: Buckle Assembly 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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,600 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 312006

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,600 miles


: the contact stated after hearing a rattling noise from the left rear seatbelt buckle and the buckle assembly not locking, the vehicle was taken to a dealer. The service department discovered there were missing bolts in the buckle assembly and without those bolts; the buckle assembly would not lock. Although the vehicle was seen by a dealer, the buckle assembly was not repaired.

- Franklin, TN, USA

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