NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,755 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.

2005 Pontiac Vibe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 202013

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 173,470 miles


I was driving on the highway going approximately 65 mph and the car just started to slow down in the middle of the freeway. I pulled over safely and waited for tow service because the car would not start. Over the next few days I repeatedly tried to start the car and it would not start. The consumer stated the recall that was performed on the vehicle failed, as the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle started to idle harshly. When the consumer called the dealer, about the vehicle being repaired, she was informed any additional repairs would not be covered under the recall, even though she was experiencing problems directly related to the recall. The consumer took the vehicle to a local mechanic, where she was informed a code of P0440 and P0441, were related to the PCM, which he believed was the fuel pump causing the readings. Shortly thereafter, the light illuminated again, and the consumer was advised it was the same codes. Over the past two years, the PCM was reprogrammed, when it should have been replaced. Updated 01/13/14

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 022005

Vibe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles
I purchased a new 2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8 L, automatic transmission, on 8/02/05. It has consistently had episodes of serious hesitation and stalling while driving. This is a serious safety concern for me. I had it into the dealer but I got the "could not reproduce failure" response. It seems that if there is no failure code that the car dealers assume there is no problem.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

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