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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission 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:
42,000 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 292010


  • 42,000 miles


I own a 2006 Pontiac Vibe. Purchased used with <30,000 miles. Now has about 42,000 miles. On a highway trip, check engine light came on. Stopped at next gas station, checked all fluids, belts, etc., nothing amiss. Drove home and had local autozone scan codes for me. Found P2716 code, "pressure control solenoid" or PCM module. Check engine light was off at this time. Took car to Pontiac dealer, manager said that solenoids sometimes stick. Replacing solenoid would cost $500 to $600. Have read many other complaints about this condition when searching web boards.

- O'fallon, MO, USA

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