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NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls 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:
30,750 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012007


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that as he opened the front driver side window, there was an abnormal scraping from the door panel. As he closed the window, the noise recurred and the contact noticed a groove scratched into the window. The failure persisted and the groove on the window progressively became worse. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure persisted. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 82,000.

- Holland, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 012007


  • 40,000 miles
The drivers side window does not roll down all the way, and when you roll it down as far as it goes, it seems to interfere with the door mechanism so you cannot open the door (it feels like the window will break if you force the door open). I have tightened the screws that hold the door hinge onto the door, and that seemed to help, but still have a problem.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 072008

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,251 miles
Over the past few months, the driver's side window would rattle going up or down and then progressed to not going completely up or completely down when I pressed the button. On 3/7/2008 I rolled down my window in the evening and when I went to roll it back up it appeared 'off it track.' It would roll up partially an it was at an angle. I did not want to force it because it appeared that the glass was stressed and was close to shattering.

- Lansing, MI, USA

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