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NHTSA — Suspension 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 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.

2008 Pontiac Vibe suspension problems

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2008 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 042010


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the sway bar link fractured from the vehicle. The contact had an independent certified mechanic and a welder inspect the vehicle and both found that component was not originally welded onto the vehicle properly. The contact stated that vehicle was never involved in a crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 60,000. Updated 12/30/10 updated 01/10/11

- Port Dover, WI, USA

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