2010 Pontiac Vibe transmission NHTSA complaints: Power Train:Manual Transmission

NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,899 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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2010 Pontiac Vibe transmission problems

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2010 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 282011

Vibe 4-cyl

  • 36,899 miles


The clutch in my 2010 Pontiac Vibe GT failed while driving at 45 mph. The car would rev but with virtually no acceleration ability. Luckily I was on a rural road and able to pull over. My vehicle has 36K miles on it. I have 31 years of manual transmission driving experience and I have never had to replace a clutch...especially with this little amount of mileage. Online, there are at least 5 pages of complaints from different GM customers dating from as far back as 2004 giving their own accounts of the same low mileage clutch failures on their Pontiac Vibe gts. GM has done nothing to correct this obvious and potentially deadly design flaw. They have stood by their claims of 'user error' in each and every case, regardless of the driver's experience and skill with clutch driving. Some of those accounts claim that their service managers admitted to them that there is a flaw in the car but they told the customer that they cannot do anything about it because GM will not own up to their design mistake.

- Blairstown, NJ, USA

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