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NHTSA — Suspension 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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2009 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 032011

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles


When traveling at low speeds (less than 35), there is a noticeable shaking / vibration / rattling noise coming from either the steering column or front shocks, especially noticeable when driving over rough surfaces or bumps. Seems to be more drivers side. Looks like others have had similar problems as well as Toyota matrix (built on same line with same components) I have not yet had the dealer inspect the issue. Seems as if some component has come loose.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 092010

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2009 Pontiac Vibe. Consumer several problems with vehicle the consumer stated the tires had to be replaced, because the vehicle would not steer correctly and it vibrated on a continuous basis. The consumer stated the vehicle felt as though it had no suspension system. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where it was discovered three of the rims were damaged.

- Peoria, IL, USA

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