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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Pedals And Linkages Problems Seal Of Pretty Good 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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,400 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.

2009 Pontiac Vibe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 282010

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,400 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. While driving various speeds including approximately 35 mph, the contact attempted to engage the brake pedal he noticed that both the brake and accelerator pedal depressed at the same time. After examining the brake pedal the contact noticed that the brake pedal was only 3 inches apart from the accelerator pedal. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership. The current and failure mileages were 3400. Updated 03/04/10 on tow occasions the accelerator pedal jammed with the brake pedal operating. The brake collapsed and became the same height as the accelerator, which caused both to became depressed. Both the accelerator and brake pedals were very close together. Updated 05/17/10

- Willbraham, MA, USA

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