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NHTSA — Steering: Column 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 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

problem #1

Oct 302009


  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. She stated that while driving 35 mph the vehicle began pulling to the left and when applying the brakes, it would pull the steering wheel to the left. She had to use excessive force to control the vehicle. The dealer was contacted and they diagnosis indicated that the steering column needed to be repaired. The accelerator also became stuck, the vehicle accelerated, and within a few minutes the vehicle lunged forward. There have been no repairs made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 27000 and the current mileage was 38000.

- Deerisland , OR, USA

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