NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield 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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
750 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.

2004 Pontiac Vibe windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 202005

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles


Everyone of my windows have had to be fixed for slipping. My drivers window was so bad it actually scrapped off the tinting I had put on. The bolts holding in the windows on all of my windows were loose or not fitting. This has happened numerous times and I had my car to the dealer ship on six different occasions to have this fixed. Needless to say they only fixed them one at a time and it took me three times to get them to fix the first one.

- Wesleyville, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 032003

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
On my 2004 Pontiac Vibe, the instrument cluster is lined with a chrome finish that reflects into the windshield making visibility reduced. Ralph nader criticized this over 30 years ago when car manufactures were using chrome finishes that caused noticeable glare. Apparently, Pontiac forgot driver visibility when they added chrome and brushed aluminum to their instrument clusters.

- Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA

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