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NHTSA — Air Bags 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,397 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.

2010 Pontiac Vibe seat belts / air bags problems

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2010 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 062016

Vibe

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #9

May 232016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2010 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.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #8

Jul 012016

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Takata recall. Company is not doing enough for customers to remedy the situation. Recall letter is July 2016, this has been 4 months without the use of my front seat. I've called both my local dealership as well as GM corporate and they are unwilling to provide a rental or loaner while I wait. They are literally robbing me of full use of my car. They are also unwilling to provide any kind of time table as to when parts will be ready. The company should provide a rental for such trouble since I have many time had to borrow a friend car when I need to carry more passengers as putting 3 people in the back seat is horribly uncomfortable and having 5 is now impossible. They are not fixing this condition in a reasonable time frame.

- Pageland, SC, USA

problem #7

Jul 222016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available...updated 10/28/16

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #6

May 232016

Vibe

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V340000 (air bags); however, 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.

- New Philadelphia, OH, USA

problem #5

Jul 312016

Vibe

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac Vibe. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was operated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 202016

Vibe

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2010 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.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #3

May 202014

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 136,618 miles
The air bag warning indicator illuminated and the dealer diagnosed the problem as a faulty steering wheel coil module, which also caused failure/short of the fuse block. The dealer stated there was no recall related to these parts. The car was fixed and the air bag warning light is no longer activated.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 032014

Vibe

  • 103,350 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, a second vehicle crashed into the driver side rear door of the vehicle. The contact indicated that the front, side curtain and seat air bags all failed to deploy. A rear passenger sustained injuries to the head and face. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 103,350.

- Asheboro, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 152012

Vibe

  • 56,000 miles
Driving in a light rain, I lost control at 75mph and hit the rear of a semi trailer. The car started to slide sideways and I pressed the brakes hard and the car began to skid. The skid continued until my car reached the shoulder, whereupon it began to roll. The car rolled a total of three times and came to rest on its wheels. Even though the roof and all four doors had extensive body damage, none of the airbags deployed. I was restrained by the seat belt but I feel that the airbags should have deployed. The car was totaled and sold for scrap.

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

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