Units Affected 71163 Americans haven't exactly embraced the hatchback over the years, but that hasn't stopped numerous mainstream automakers from offering all manner of them for the U. I bought a 100,000 mile warranty and tires and oil is all I needed. In federal crash tests, the Pontiac Vibe earned good four- and five-star ratings for frontal impact, but only three- and four-star ratings for side impact. Remedy The recall began on March 25, 2016 for Toyota and Lexus vehicle owners. It gets 27 mph in the city of I am careful. As the new-car experts at TheCarConnection. The respective dealers will either replace the front passenger air bag inflator or the entire front passenger air bag assembly depending on the model.
I get 28 miles to the gallon on anything stronger than water, and repair costs now 80K+miles have been low. I bought my Pontiac vibe in a hurry because my previous car needed a lot of expensive repairs. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. The Pontiac Vibe is a tall hatchback or wagon, depending on your perspective that's closely related to the Toyota Matrix and based on the Toyota Corolla sedan. In front, there's a low but upright seating position that affords a decent view out and around the vehicle, making parking quite easy, and in back, the seats can accommodate adults with enough headroom, though legroom can be tight. Also on the standard features list is a unique item that most reviews read by TheCarConnection.
The Vibe fit the bill. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. I have slept in it comfortably in National Parks, have used it to pull a trailer, loaded with a motorcycle, 5,000 miles and have driven it across North Dakota with 4 passengers and their luggage at 75 mph. The car is a little low on low end power not a stoplight burner , but moves well in traffic. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737.
The respective dealers will either replace the front passenger air bag inflator or the entire front passenger air bag assembly depending on the model. Little engine is very willing and great on gas. The seats fold forward to a large, flat cargo floor that's made of easy-to-clean plastic and has built-in tie-downs. Remote keyless entry, cruise control, and power door locks and windows can be ordered as part of the Preferred Package. Inside, the 2008 Pontiac Vibe is more spacious than its small-car footprint might suggest.
This is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. The 2008 Vibe is Pontiac's entry-level vehicle, and offers a lot of character and flexibility for the price. We have a small child and his infant car seat, and then his larger convertible car seat, fits really well in the back. Drove the first it was an '04 for four years and didn't spend any money on repairs, just tires and brakes. Driver's seat could be more supportive and wear's a bit thin on all-day road trips but that's my only complaint.
But other items that are now commonly standard, such as power windows and cruise control, are optional on the 2008 Pontiac Vibe. I recently had a job change, and it is amazing how little gas I am using no. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag. So far, the 2008 vibe is great!! But significant powertrain and comfort woes are enough to hurt the Vibe's overall ranking among and. In an attempt to 'converge' the look, the front grille was restyled to resemble the look of the , also adopted by other vehicles in the Pontiac line.
For enhanced safety, anti-lock brakes, StabiliTrak, OnStar, and side air bags can be added. I get 28 miles to the gallon on. The consensus in reviews read by TheCarConnection. But with a full load or in hilly terrain, it feels somewhat underpowered. Fuel economy is a plus, though; with the manual, the 2008 Pontiac Vibe is rated at 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway. My son has my old Vibe with 145K+ miles; he abuses the car terribly, but it still runs, no matter what he does to it!!! Two different aluminum wheels are available, as are two upgraded stereos with Monsoon speakers. I also do a lot of antiquing, so that is another reason I need a larger storage vehicle.
Well, the drivers seat could be better. In Mid October 2014 the Vibe along with the Saab 9-2x was recalled due to the faulty supplied from the large airbag supplier company. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. I haul 9-foot garage doors in it. But its sluggish and noisy powertrain, combined with generally uncomfortable seats, detract from its overall appeal.
The computer went out on mine at 32,00 miles or so. This recall expands recall 15V-285. Press the button and a live human responds, ready to give you directions, locate the nearest sushi bar or send flowers to your mom. Powertrains available for this car are a Toyota-built 1. Bought it used, 21,000 miles, was a rental car. The Vibe, which rides on the same platform as the and the , is mostly unchanged from 2007. One year of OnStar service is included with the purchase of many new Pontiac vehicles.
All Vibes have front-wheel drive; the all-wheel-drive model was discontinued after 2006. The Pontiac Vibe's cabin is one of the top-five, thanks to a roomy and well-designed interior, a long list of standard convenience features and versatile cargo room. With the optional side airbags, the Vibe's side performance improved to a straight four stars. Another recall for the Vibe was issued in the Fall of 2009 due to floormat interference with the accelerator pedals. The 2008 Pontiac Vibe continues to offer a youthful mix of versatility and practicality. Only bad points are harsh ride I suspect due to tires that promotes great gas mileage and electronic gauges that become invisible in sun light. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.