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NHTSA — Tires: Valve 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,900 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 112008


  • 38,900 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. While driving 55 mph, the contact noticed a vibration in the steering wheel. He pulled the vehicle over and noticed that the front passenger side tire was flat. The tire was taken to the dealer and they stated that the valve stem was faulty. The contact does not know the manufacturer of the valve stem. The current and failure mileages were 38,900. Updated 09/15/08 the consumer has experienced 3 valve stem failures. Updated 09/17/08.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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