NHTSA — Visibility/Wiper Problems

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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,328 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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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 092015


  • 100,313 miles


Driving home two nights ago through the city and the driver's side window wouldn't roll up and almost broke. It is loose of the regulator and out of the track. Once I got home, I had to remove side panel to get it back in the guide in order to close it. Still broken. GM/Pontiac says it is not within the assigned recall vins. But it is the exact same issue!

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 252014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact received notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (air bags), NHTSA campaign number: 13V029000 (air bags), and NHTSA campaign number: 08V162000 (visibility). However, the parts needed were not available. The dealer was contacted and was unable to provide a timeframe for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact was waiting for parts. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Provencal, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 312014

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles
Purchased used car from Toyota richmond, window shattered 2013 fixed (Toyota had warranty but had to pay for glass), window broke again two months ago approx. Contacted GM they won't fix repaired once. I am repairing for the second time. It is a safety issue because glass shattered in my face first time it happened. So, in total this repaired part is getting ready to be repaired for the third time out of pocket. The original recall didn't repair the problem. And this is going to continue to be a safety issue. I think it is more than a regulator problem I think there are parts that are not getting along with each other. Because it should not be snapping every few months. Worried someone is going to get hurt. Will not purchase a vehicle from GM again. My first car I had for 17 years. It had manual windows and I wish this car did too.

- Richmond, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 272013


  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that as the front driver's side window was opened, it emitted an abnormal noise. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle had been previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 08V162000 (visibility) several years ago. The vehicle was not recently repaired. The failure and current mileage was 149,000. Updated 10/29/13 the consumer stated this vehicle should be discarded. It was founfd that the malfunction was not related to the window mechanism.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

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