NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2009 Pontiac Vibe (Page 1 of 5)

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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,435 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 5)

problem #81

Jun 282016

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 a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #80

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.

- Moorpark, CA, USA

problem #79

May 232016

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 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Oakhurst, CA, USA

problem #78

May 232016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall my complaint is simply that the front passenger seat of my car is useless because there has not been a fix for the recall and no one can sit in the seat. This has had a very big affect on our family and affects our ability to sell the car too (for what is was worth...who would buy it?) this has been going on too long. We have been patient and now we are really upset that no one has fixed it.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #77

May 312016

Vibe

  • 120,000 miles
Takata recall. I understand there are millions of of airbags to be replaced. However it's been over 6 months since receiving a recall on my passenger-side airbag inflator, and they still haven't got the parts to replace it. I paid $18,000 for the car and would like to use the passenger seat. I realize it's lower priority than driver-side airbags, but it's still important. Please ask Pontiac/GMC and takata to complete the recall in a timely manner. Thank you.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #76

Dec 312016

Vibe

  • 67,000 miles
Takata recall - passenger airbag parts not available over 1 year after recall issued

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #75

Jul 012016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall of passenger air bag, July 2016. Not remedied as yet. Michael alb erts

- Lecanto, FL, USA

problem #74

May 232016

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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Berea, KY, USA

problem #73

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.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #72

Dec 262016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall: Received recall 150826 (15826) (NHTSA: 16V340) in July 2016. It is now end of December and no resolution has been advised. Warned not to occupy front passenger seat which is unreasonable since the car is used for family trips and will often have passenger(s). So far no evidence of malfunction has occurred but the potential is frightening. Response time is unsatisfactory and needs to be resolved immediately!

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #71

Jul 012016

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 a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Golden Meadow, LA, USA

problem #70

Jul 182016

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 recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Blairsville, GA, USA

problem #69

Jul 012016

Vibe

  • 0 miles
"takata recall" - I received a recall notice six months ago related to my Vibe. The recall specifically states until the repair is performed the front passenger search should not be occupied. As of today, the parts are still not available and the only thing the people at Pontiac can say is "GM does not recommend that anyone sit in the front passenger seat." I believe I've been patient enough and that GM should have to provide a rental car or fix the vehicle.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #68

Jul 012016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. For over six months my family -- including a 5 year old and a three year old in child seats in the rear -- has waited for a fix to the airbag issue, which makes it apparently dangerous to have someone (wife or husband) in the passenger seat. We are moreover concerned that any explosive debris would of course injure a child in his child seat in the back, which is not really shielded by the separate seats up front. At what point will this impossible situation be remedied? we need to have full use of a safe car for our small family. We cannot forever be expected to rent cars for trips and more. The latest recall reminder we received in the mail -- regarding the potential for a fire due to the window switch -- did not even note the takata recall or warning to not use the passenger seat!

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #67

Jul 162016

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.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #66

Jun 152016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #65

Jul 152016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags). The parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. In addition, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Berry Creek, CA, USA

problem #64

Dec 052016

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.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #63

Aug 092016

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 recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Watkinsville, GA, USA

problem #62

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 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Austin, TX, USA

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