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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal Problems

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CarComplaints.com 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.

9.3

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 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.

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2010 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012010

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2010 Pontiac Vibe. S10 appropriate handling- letter from regarding Toyota problems the consumer stated when starting out from idle, if he barely touches the accelerator it starts out very slowly or not at all if the vehicle is in reverse from a downhill position. Then if he press slightly more, the engine drops into a lower gear and the vehicle surges. On a wet street, the wheels spin and the vehicle almost goes out of control. In reverse, especially from a downhill position, at first there is no movement of the wheels, then if he applies the accelerator slightly more the vehicle surges to the rear, leaping 6 to 8 feet. The consumer learned his make, model and year vehicle was recalled for accelerator pedal issues.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 152010

Vibe

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that she received recall repairs under NHTSA campaign id number 10V024000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) and the dealer removed the drivers side floor mats to prevent possible unwanted acceleration. The contact was unsatisfied that the floor mat was removed and a replacement was not provided. The manufacturer was unable to provide an estimate of when a new floor mat would be available for the vehicle. The contact stated that it was important to keep the floor mat in the vehicle for safety reasons. There were no failures at this time. The mileage when the recall repair was performed was 3,000. The current mileage was 3,200. Updated 05/19/10.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

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