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NHTSA — Steering Problems

2009 Pontiac Vibe (Page 2 of 2) 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,544 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Feb 172010


  • 20 miles


Wandering steering at highway speed of my 2009 Pontiac Vibe versus stable steering of my 2006 Pontiac Vibe.

- Deer Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 242009


  • 10 miles
2009 Pontiac Vibe, which is mechanically identical to Toyota matrix, which in turn is based on Toyota corolla. All three vehicles have really light steering (too much boost from electric power steering) that it becomes very unstable and dangerous when the speed is over 50mph. I know that there are many people who reported this problem on Toyota corolla but I think NHTSA should be aware that Toyota matrix and Pontiac Vibe share the same problem.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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