2010 Pontiac Vibe brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes, Hydraulic

NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic 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:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,833 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 #3

Feb 272012


  • 34,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated the vehicle was originally solid in Hawaii, but was registered in Illinois and should be added to the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V392000 (services brakes, hydraulic: Power assist: Vacuum). The contact stated the vehicle was not affected by the recall, but it should be included because the vehicle was now registered in a state listed as an affected state on the recall. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Saint Charles, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 192010


  • 29,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that when driving during inclement weather, the brakes would malfunction. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test but the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign I.D. number: 09V392000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) but the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 29,500.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 042011


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac Vibe. While driving approximately 40 mph and accelerating around a curb the vehicle jerked to the right violently. The contact was able to control the vehicle, it was taken to the dealer where the technicians were unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure. The contact stated the failure occurred a second time while driving approximately 70 mph on the highway. The anti lock brakes locked and the vehicle would slide while the brakes were applied. The contact stated the vehicle flipped over while driving down a hill. The air bags did not deploy. The contact and the passenger sustained bumps, bruises, and scratches and were transported to the hospital by ambulance where they were released with no major injuries. A police report was filed. The contact stated there were visible skid marks on the road where the vehicle was sliding. The vehicle was towed to a an impound tow lot. The contact also stated prior to the crash while depressing the brake pedal he had experienced the steering wheel turning and locking at high speeds and while the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000.

- Sanit James, MO, USA

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