Constant Ticking Sound From Behind The Dashboard 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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
111,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. fix air intake door (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Pontiac Vibe AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 202012

Vibe ?

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


If you pay over 20,000 for a car it should be fixed correctly by the dealerships that sell those makes and....the dealerships should be held responsible.

- , Attica, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 012012

Vibe 1.8L 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

Our Vibe's climate control system suddenly started making a loud clicking noise from behind the dashboard whenever it's in Fresh Air mode -- the clicking is constant and happens even when the fan is off. The culprit is a cheaply-made part called the "acutator." The solution is either to buy a new one (AC-Delco part #15-72794, $33 on Amazon) and have it installed, or do the surgery yourself and simply rotate the broken acutator (supposedly it really is that simple). I haven't tried it yet, but here are some discussions / tutorials:

By the way, this has been a very reliable car otherwise. What a surprise that the one problem to show up in nine years concerns the one part that's actually made by GM, eh?

- , Palo Alto, CA, USA

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