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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Pontiac Vibe (Page 1 of 4)

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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,383 miles

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2007 Pontiac Vibe seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #63

Oct 282016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. I'm trying to get a replacement module for a takata airbag...safety recall 15406. When I called to make an appointment for repairs, they found that another car, with my VIN number had the repair done in huntsville, al. My car and I have never been to Alabama. They denied me service. The dealership in huntsville is called bentley's GMC (I think). I would like to have this repair taken care of, without additional cost to me, because now I have grandkids riding with me.I 'm also uneasy about another car having my VIN. Thank you.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #62

Jun 272015

Vibe

  • 142,563 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. While attempting to avoid a crash, the contact crashed into a ditch at 45 mph. The driver's side air bag failed to deploy. The passenger side air bag deployed and metal fragments discharged. The front seat passenger sustained a fractured collar bone, neck, and back injuries that required medical attention. The contact sustained facial lacerations and a head and neck injury that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 142,563.

- Monroeville, AL, USA

problem #61

Jun 112016

Vibe

  • 79,913 miles
Takata recall was performed on 3/25/16. On 6/11/16, the owner of the vehicle (my mother) was driving on an interstate highway and struck another vehicle, which was stopped, during a heavy rainstorm. There was heavy damage to the front of the vehicle and the airbags did not deploy. The driver struck the steering wheel. The driver was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where the driver was treated, including X-rays, and released. Several people have commented about the fact that the airbags should have deployed in this type of collision. Due to the fact that there have been recalls on takata air bags, including one involving the passenger airbag which has been completed on this vehicle, this should be looked into.

- Longview, WA, USA

problem #60

Jul 152015

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags). The part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired for an extended period of time. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sanborn, IA, USA

problem #59

Sep 082015

Vibe

  • 90,000 miles
Ableoff dealership is giving me the run-around and tells me they do not have the part to fix the car. They tell me they got the wrong part and have to reorder it. This recall is almost a year old. Can't have a passenger is front seat till it's fixed.

- Effort, PA, USA

problem #58

Feb 142016

Vibe

  • 135,000 miles
My daughter was driving at a speed of 45 to 50 mph on a road with a posted speed limit of 55 when another car hit a patch of ice while coming out of a driveway and slid into the road in front of her. My daughter could not stop in time and ran into the left front third part of the other car. The other car was considered totaled by their insurance company. The front of our car had significant damage so because of it's age and because we didn't have collision coverage I decided it wasn't worth trying to fix so it will be auctioned at a salvage yard. The reason for the complaint is that the driver side air bag did not deploy causing my daughter's face to hit the dash causing significant facial injuries. Almost everyone involved seemed to think that it was odd that the air bag did not deploy so we thought we should report it.

- Williamston, MI, USA

problem #57

Jun 092015

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #56

Apr 062015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #55

Feb 072016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall - received a recall notice July 2015. Recent call to Pontiac customer service indicates they have no date when the expect the part to be available. The recall notice indicates in bold and underline the following: "until the repair is performed, the front passenger seat should not be occupied". this is not practical. It has now been seven months and is unacceptable. What is the NHTSA doing about this and how can they allow this to go on for this long without resolution.

- Fair Lawn, NJ, USA

problem #54

Jul 022015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #53

Jul 062015

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part or remedy for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #52

Jul 222015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Laona, WI, USA

problem #51

Jul 012015

Vibe

  • miles
Notified of recall of passenger side front airbag in July 2015. Said we would be notified when parts were ready. Still waiting and it's Feb 2016. It's been 7 months, when will the parts be ready?

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #50

Jul 312015

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #49

Jan 272016

Vibe

  • miles
Although dealer could simply replace the airbag they cannot because your site lists this as remedy not available. This means the dealer cannot be reimbursed for replacing the faulty air bag. You are endangering my family with your incorrect remedy not available an basically letting GM get away with not repairing the vehicle

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #48

Jan 252016

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #47

Jul 082015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Stillwater, MN, USA

problem #46

May 152015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #45

Jul 112015

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Laport, IN, USA

problem #44

Jan 162016

Vibe

  • 75,070 miles
Takata inflators have not been replaced after 6 months from receiving the notification. I have a four passenger vehicle that I am only allowed to use 3 seats safely. The fix for the air bag inflator has taken too long and other compensation needs to be provided so that I can get full utilization from my vehicle. I have not had an incident but I can no longer continue not using my front passenger seat.

- Palmyra, NY, USA

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