NHTSA — Unknown Or Other 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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,298 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.

2007 Pontiac Vibe miscellaneous problems

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2007 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 092007

Vibe 4-cyl

  • miles


After 27 September 2010 "Pontiac" finally "officially" advised of "important safety notice" regarding my 2007 Vibe, equipped with 1.8L mfi engine and 2 wheel drive transmission. On 3 December 2010, GM issued a "parts availability update" to dealers that replacement parts would not be available until mid-January and advising dealers they would be advised just before "recall notification letters" are issued. On 11 January 2011, the NHTSA ODI website indicated the safety recall is expected to begin on or about 14 jaunary. Contacted my dealer 11 January 2011 who advised that my VIN is "not currently listed a part of a recall." Found this odd since my vehicle has one of the recalled engine control modules (ecms), specifically part number 89661-02K30, which is one of two part numbers found on essentially all 2007 Pontiac Vibes and Toyota matrixs with above engine and transmission. Contacted GM customer no service at 1-800-762-2737 and received an incredibly self-serving line of "double-speak" clearly designed to not address my complaint. Essentially, the way this "game" works is that no vehicle already known to have a defective ECM is "official" identified in GM's database as "recalled" until they actually send out the second "recall" notices - notices that have been delayed over 4 months. GM won't even admit to their own dealers, much less their customers, that a GM vehicle with a defective ECM is in fact defective until they have parts in had to affect the repairs. Meanwhile they are deliberately leading their "customers" to believe they have a "safe" vehicle, knowing full well this is not the case. It is now 9 April and the notices for 2007 and 2008 Vibes have still not been issued, a delay that is now seven (7) months and counting. Again request a criminal investigation into unconsciousness practice and appropriate action take to compel GM to cease and desist this despicable, if not criminal behavior!

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 262010


  • 12,597 miles
Vehicle would not start after repeated attempts. Had vehicle towed to available repair shop after final diagnosis problem was found to be failed ECM module replaced by repair shop. ECM recalculated to electronic computer by gmac shop. No further problem to date as this happened in a shopping strip mall I was fortunate as I am handicaps and have difficulty walking.

- Woodbridge, IL, USA

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