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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2009 Pontiac Vibe (Page 1 of 3)

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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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,332 miles

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2009 Pontiac Vibe seat belts / air bags problems

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2009 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #58

Nov 232016

Vibe

  • 56,000 miles

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

Takata recall. This recall was identified on 5/23/2016. Six months have passed, which seems excessive for a countermeasure to not have been implemented yet. Having this recall continuing to be outstanding makes selling this vehicle with a clear conscience very problematic.

- Watsonville, CA, USA

problem #57

Nov 232016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V3740000 (air bags). 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.

- Dalhart, TX, USA

problem #56

Jul 162016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cave Spring, GA, USA

problem #55

Jul 082016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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.

- West Evans, GA, USA

problem #54

Jul 142016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #53

May 232016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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.

- Central Point, OR, USA

problem #52

Nov 042016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Shaver Lake, CA, USA

problem #51

Jul 162016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #50

Oct 272016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags). 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.

- Pinole, CA, USA

problem #49

Oct 272016

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags); however, the part for 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.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #48

Jul 062015

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. 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.

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

problem #47

Jul 162016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Dublin, TX, USA

problem #46

Oct 212016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #45

May 232016

Vibe

  • miles
TL

- Mchenry, MS, USA

problem #44

Jul 012016

Vibe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #43

Jul 162016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #42

Jul 012016

Vibe

  • 115,000 miles
Takata air bag recall. In July I was notified of the recall. To this date there is no repair available. Basically I can not longer use the vehicle in the way it was designed and there is no solution. Apparently GM is accepting responsibility but I have no recourse but to suffer the loss of value of my vehicle. How can the government allow this indefinite solution.

- Baldwyn, MS, USA

problem #41

May 232016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (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.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #40

Oct 012016

Vibe

  • miles
2009 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair passenger side airbag recall notice.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #39

Jul 062016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. 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.

- Blacksburg, VA, USA

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