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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2008 Pontiac Vibe (Page 1 of 2)

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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,857 miles

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2008 Pontiac Vibe seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Feb 232016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags). The part to do 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.

- Mountain Home, ID, USA

problem #27

Apr 042016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V128000 (air bags) and stated that 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 manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Rayville, LA, USA

problem #26

Aug 152016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. We received a letter in June that the parts for this recall were available. We made an appointment with the dealer for July 7th to have the repairs made. When we arrived they said they only some of the parts. It is now Aug 15 and they still do not have the parts. What is the deal" Pontiac was no help in solving this matter. We called them today and told us parts were on back order. Some one needs to clear this up. We will be leaving the area in about 6 weeks. Why the letter if you don't have the parts"

- Cedar Springs, MI, USA

problem #25

Apr 042016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (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 recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Darre, VT, USA

problem #24

Feb 232016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata airbag recall, they keep sending me papers to get it fixed and when I call my dealer they don't have any to fix it...so I can't even let anyone sit in my passenger seat.for six months now?

- Gloucester, MA, USA

problem #23

Apr 012016

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags) was received. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Liberty, NY, USA

problem #22

Jul 132016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall - received recall notice about 3 months ago. Several weeks ago received letter that parts were in and to call local dealership for repair. I did this and the dealership (strosnider Chevrolet) scheduled an appointment for the recall repair. When I showed up at the dealership they had no parts for the recall repair and could not explain why they scheduled the repair for me.

- Prince George, VA, USA

problem #21

Apr 052016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V128000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #20

Feb 012016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V128000 (air bags) was received. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Moundsville, WV, USA

problem #19

Jun 292016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #18

Apr 182016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (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 recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Penfield, NY, USA

problem #17

Apr 152016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (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.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #16

Jun 092016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #15

Apr 012016

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the repair for NHTSA campaign number: 16V128000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The contact received the recall notification in April of 2016. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Rehoboth, MA, USA

problem #14

Mar 012016

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V127000 (air bags) was received in March of 2016. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fries, VA, USA

problem #13

May 022016

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles
2008 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to no current remedy or time frame to repair recall notice 16V-127.

- Somerville, MA, USA

problem #12

May 182016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V128000 (air bags). The part needed to repair the vehicle 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.

- Hughes Springs, TX, USA

problem #11

Apr 192016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V128000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #10

Feb 232016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V128000 (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.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #9

Apr 252016

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
Takata recall - GM repeatedly failing to respond or commit to repair recalled vehicle. Received letter about recall 15815 last week. Representative at Pontiac (ref #[xxx], 4/21/16) confirmed that the vehicle, which is my primary source of income (student and rideshare driver) is under recall and that no one should occupy passenger seats until repair is made. Manufacturer is unable to provide even an estimate of date for parts availability and currently has lowest completion of repairs according to NHTSA. I have contacted the dealer (chapman Chevrolet, tempe, AZ) in person, was told by service consultant [xxx] to contact [xxx] parent for recall scheduling, but that she was out of the office at that time. I contacted [xxx] by phone and left messages which were not returned on two consecutive days. I went to dealership and made contact with her in person on 4/22/16. I was brought back to her office, where her coworkers were just browsing huffington post articles. She agreed dealership would call on Monday 4/25/16 to provide an update after speaking with area GM rep "[xxx]" to see if a loaner or dealer purchase of the vehicle were possible. As of the end of work 4/25/16 [xxx] has again not returned the call. I attempted to contact her once again and left a message. I have lost confidence that GM is taking care of their consumers in this recall. While they stall and fail to provide timely repair or response, I am left with an unsafe car, no income, and no commitment that either will change. I am unwilling to sell the car to another private party who would be endangered by the unrepaired car. Please help - thank you!! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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