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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems Seal Of 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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,155 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.

2007 Pontiac Vibe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 192011

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 55,310 miles


When approaching a pedestrian crosswalk in a busy downtown area, at approx. 20mph, applied brakes when pedestrian was in crosswalk.(law requires me to stop, when someone is in the crosswalk). The engine seemed to race when I suddenly brake, car barely slowed and I could not stop immediately, and had to continue through crosswalk. Thankfully pedestrian was unhurt, only angry.

- Guilford, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 182009


  • 39,000 miles
I was traveling at approximately 65 miles and hour but traffic came to immediate stop so I hit brakes to miss traffic ahead. Immediately car went into skid and out of control. I tried to avoid hitting median after car began to slide toward the left and it over-corrected to the right and I hit a semi truck's tire and spun 180 degrees.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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