2009 Pontiac Vibe fuel system NHTSA complaints: Fuel System, Gasoline

NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline 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:
17,016 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.

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2009 Pontiac Vibe fuel system problems

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2009 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 222012

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


My 2009 Pontiac Vibe is experiencing the same problems as the 2005-2008 Toyota matrix is regarding the stalling issues.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 192010


  • miles
2009 Pontiac Vibe I had gas pedal and floor mats recall done to my Vibe yet it still accelerated on me up over 2000rpm's and 70 km an hour without touching gas pedal. Car wouldn't stop doing it so GM came and picked it up. They have had my car for over a month now.service advisor said they were changing the computer in car. I don't feel safe to drive this car again if it was a faulty computer will they replace it with the same. GM costumer service will not return any of my calls.

- Maple Ont. Canada, 00, USA

problem #2

Apr 222010


  • 3,062 miles
Today I had the "gas-pedal" recall performed on my 2009 Pontiac Vibe. I immediately noticed it requires much less effort to depress the pedal - so much less, in fact, that I consider it dangerous. I got out of my car and complained to a service manager about this. He said they had done the repair exactly as the instructions called for and there was nothing more they could do. I feel that Pontiac dealerships should replace the entire pedal assembly for those of us complaining about this, just as is being done by Toyota dealerships with the matrix. After all, it's essentially the same car.

- Swartz Creek, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 012010


  • Manual transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The engine in my 2009 Pontiac Vibe, 5-speed manual transmission, often fails to return to idle. This occurs when the engine is both hot and cold (electronic control module is in both the open and closed loop mode.) when working correctly, the vehicle returns to idle at 800 - 900 rpms. When the vehicle fails to return to idle, the engine revs at approximately 1,000 - 1,200 rpms. I have confirmed that the floor mats are not interfering with the accelerator pedal and the pedal is not binding in any way. This has not resulted in a run-A-way vehicle, as it is a 5-speed manual transmission.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

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