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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

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CarComplaints.com 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.

2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,347 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.

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2007 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #14

Jun 072012

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ntsb campaign 10V387000 we bought the car used. Within a week ck engine light came on. Scan returned code P0741. Possible cause defective ECM which controls torque cov solenoid. Took to GM dealer. They said a recall and tsb showed the ECM should be replaced. When they looked at ECM, said it had already been replaced under recall campaign, and they would only replace one time. Reset code, came back on a few weeks later. Is there any way ntsb can require they repair same defective part required under recall a second time" especially if causing same problem and code as the recall was required for"

- Vine Grove, KY, USA

problem #13

May 012012

Vibe

  • miles
2007 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer states vehicle stalls frequently when letting out the clutch in first gear the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer after receiving a recall notice, and they replaced the ECM. The consumer stated the vehicle continued to stall. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem after keeping the vehicle for two days.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #12

Jan 032012

Vibe

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the wires that connected from the fuse box to the electronic control module were melted and causing the exterior parking brake to become inoperative. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 10V387000 (engine and engine cooling) but was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Berrien Springs, MI, USA

problem #11

Nov 192011

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 55,310 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #10

Jul 012011

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10V387000 (engine and engine cooling). After having the vehicle repaired, the check engine light continued to illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 200,000. Updated 9/27/11 the consumer experience harsh shifting within the transmission. Also, the tail lights and dash lights failed. Updated 10/07/11

- Churchill, MD, USA

problem #9

Jun 032011

Vibe

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that he received a recall notice in regards to NHTSA campaign id number 10V387000 (engine and engine cooling). After taking the vehicle in for the repairs, the technician informed him that the parts were not available for the repairs. The manufacturer was then contacted and they offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired under the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 77,000.

- South West Ranches, FL, USA

problem #8

May 302011

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,185 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, it began to violently vibrate. The vehicle was shut off and the contact looked underneath the vehicle and noticed the engines heat shield was vibrating. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the bolts which held the heat shield in place were corroded and fractured. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure and current miles were 45,185. Upfdated 07/08/11 updated 07/15/11

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #7

Nov 012010

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the vehicle would vibrate abnormally and shifting was difficult. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 10V387000 (engine and engine cooling), and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. After repairs, the failure persisted and the dealer advised the contact that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The contact did not inform the manufacturer of the failure. The current mileage was 61,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- East Emerst, NY, USA

problem #6

Apr 012011

Vibe

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated and continued to illuminate while traveling, causing the vehicle to shift hard. When the check engine warning light was not illuminated, the vehicle shifted properly. The dealer advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V387000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer confirmed that the vehicle was not included in the previous recall and offered no additional assistance. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Danville, KY, USA

problem #5

Dec 262010

Vibe

  • 12,597 miles
Vehicle would not start after repeated attempts. Had vehicle towed to available repair shop after final diagnosis problem was found to be failed ECM module replaced by repair shop. ECM recalculated to electronic computer by gmac shop. No further problem to date as this happened in a shopping strip mall I was fortunate as I am handicaps and have difficulty walking.

- Woodbridge, IL, USA

problem #4

Dec 282010

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that in September of 2010 she received a recall notice in reference to NHTSA campaign id number (10V387000-engine and engine cooling). When she received the letter it stated that they would send another letter when the parts were available. After receiving the notice and driving at various speeds her vehicle started to stall. The engine warning light had illuminated on the instrumental panel after the vehicle lost power. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who informed the contact that she needed to replace the power train control module. The vehicle was repaired per the warranty. The failure mileage was approximately 74,000 updated 07/01/11

- Mcleanseoro, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 082010

Vibe

  • 173,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the ECM was defective. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 173,000.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 062010

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. While driving approximately 65 mph the vehicle failed to accelerate. She pulled over to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who advised her that the engine control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. She contacted the manufacturer and was advised that there were no recalls. The failure mileage was 72,000 and the current mileage was 72,300. Updated 12/14/2011 updated 05/20/11

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 212009

Vibe

  • 43,762 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. After repeated attempts, she was able to restart the vehicle with the service engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the computer for the engine and the battery were replaced. Although there was a recall for the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V387000 (engine and engine cooling) the contact was informed by the manufacturer that her VIN was not included in the recall. The failure did not recur. In addition, while the vehicle was being serviced for routine maintenance, the contact was informed by the mechanic that the protective shield for the fuel line had fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer where it was repaired. This failure did not recur. The failure mileage was 43,762 and the current mileage was 61,629.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

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