2010 Pontiac Vibe brakes NHTSA complaints: Electronic Stability Control

NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 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.

2010 Pontiac Vibe brakes problems

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2010 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 032016


  • 64,000 miles


Check engine light, vsc, and tss all illuminate on dash. Then the car experiences a down shift in the transmission to a lower gear, engine rev's to a high RPM slowing the car down. After the car stops forward progress, car idles very rough and may stall. The first time his happened was on a city street and while car was cruising at approx 30 mph. No warning just a sudden change. Car appeared normal prior to this event. Took the car for diagnostic and the mechanic stated that the issue is related to a faulty computer. Mechanic cleared the codes and shortly there after the car repeated to sequence of events as described above.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 152012


  • 56,000 miles
Driving in a light rain, I lost control at 75mph and hit the rear of a semi trailer. The car started to slide sideways and I pressed the brakes hard and the car began to skid. The skid continued until my car reached the shoulder, whereupon it began to roll. The car rolled a total of three times and came to rest on its wheels. Even though the roof and all four doors had extensive body damage, none of the airbags deployed. I was restrained by the seat belt but I feel that the airbags should have deployed. The car was totaled and sold for scrap.

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

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