2009 Pontiac Vibe brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist:Vacuum

NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Power Assist: Vacuum 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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,800 miles

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2009 Pontiac Vibe brakes problems

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2009 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 202009


  • 6,600 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that he has received three recall notices; NHTSA campaign id number: 09V392000, component: Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum; NHTSA campaign id number: 10V018000, vehicle speed control accelerator pedal; NHTSA campaign id number: 10V024000, floor mats. He has never had a safety issue associated with these recalls. The contact has tried to make appointments to have the remedies performed, but the dealer stated that they do not have the parts for any of the recalls. The first recall notice arrived in October 2009 and the others arrived in February 2010. The contact notified the manufacturer and they informed the contact that the dealer will not order the parts until he brings it in for diagnostics. The contact feels that the availablity of the parts are critical and he has concern for his safety in driving the vehicle. The current mileage is approximately 6600.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #1

Dec 272008


  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. While driving 10 mph and approaching a stop sign and engaging the brake pedal, the vehicle would not stop. The contact had to apply extreme pressure to the brake pedal before the vehicle would stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the vacuum pump caused the brakes to fail after the clamp fell off of the hose. The dealer repaired the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that they were not sure why the clamp came off of the hose. The failure mileage was 21,000.

- Fair Haven, MI, USA

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