The Pontiac Vibe's compact dimensions, versatile interior, and good fuel economy make it a handy, nimble, economical runabout. However, a flawed driving position and a boomy engine detract.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags available, standard from 2009. ESC available from 2005, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags available from 2006, standard from 2009.
Road Test

The Pontiac Vibe's compact dimensions, versatile interior, and good fuel economy make it a handy, nimble, economical runabout. However, a flawed driving position and a boomy engine detract.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
wagon
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 1.8-liter 4 (126 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Pontiac Vibe owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"Replaced pads and rotors - no complaints since have gone well past 299999 km which is all the odometer will record"

Tom L., ON (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After 224,000 miles the original brake pads had finally worn enough that they needed to be replaced. We also had the rotors and calipers replaced at the same time."

Roy S., OR (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Had calipers,brake pads, & rotors replaced at Midas. Substandard parts were used. All failed & had to replaced again."

Anonymous, (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Aftermarket pads replaced after 1 year of service due to glazing not wear"

Mike A., ON (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The brake system was starting to wear down. A representative from a local dealership advised me that repairs would be needed. New breaks were installed and the problem was nixed"

Joseph K., MI (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"The pulsating and vibration are a result of the inadequate hardware installed on the front wheels designed for braking as described in my previous explanation. The rotors are too small and too thin to meet the demands of this front-wheel drive vehicle."

Ron T., OR (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"there is a design flaw with the rotors. They warp after about 10-15 thoUSnd miles or so. Because they warp they begin to pulsate and vibrate upon stopping, to the point where the entire car begins to shimmy or vibrate. I've changed the rotors at lea"

Ron T., OR (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake rotors worn to service limit"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors warp after about 10 thoUSnd miles. The auto shop suggested we take it to a dealer, as there may have been a TSB. The dealer did the latest repair and it's too soon to tell if that solved the problem"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Original rotors replaced in Oct 2013 with genuine GM parts. Then changed again in May 2014 & April 2015 with aftermarket parts. All due to warping"

Mike A., ON (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I've replaced the rotors 4 times with the last replacement about 50,000 miles ago. I replaced the front stock rotors with racing rotors at 4X the cost of standard rotors to fix the problem of severe vibration when applying the brakes. The standard rotors and their replacements warp due to heat when the brakes are applied. The rotors are too small and too thin. It's an engineering mistake as the vehicle is front wheel drive with most of the weight in the front. The rear brakes are non-disc and the front are disc. The front takes up most of the braking responsibilities and are inadequate for the task."

Ron T., OR (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Left rear break swelled when peddle pressed. A slight adjustment needed"

Allan A., NB (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes were getting old. Had to replace"

Thomas T., IL (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The 2007 A/C barely works; it had been recharged a few years ago, but now barely works."

Anonymous, (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor failed, was replaced with a refurbed unit"

Jayne S., VT (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"I can no longer switch between fresh air and recirculated air; it is stuck on recirculated. It is too expensive in terms of labor costs to investigate and repair"

Anonymous, (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working on all but highest speed. A bit annoying but overall car has been very reliable"

Tom L., ON (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower fan quit working. I bought a new one and replaced it myself"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A small piece of rubber got into the blower making it noisy when in operation. The blender actuator also failed."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"hole in condenser caused by stone on road"

Ted M., NY (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Bad Schrader valve"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Very slow leak that eventually causes air conditioning to not work. Can not find source of leak. Has occurred for past two years."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Slow leak(s). Repair facility could not find source"

G D., LA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My coolant system sprung a major leak. It was hard to judge from the reservoir how much fluid was even in the system. The dealer I was going to at the time failed to notice it for a year or so, and my engine overheated while driving on the freeway."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"My 2007 Pontiac Vibe (Toyota Matrix) moon roof dripped water onto the passenger seat when I pulled out of a car wash. I know it was the moon roof causing the situation because I viewed various U-tubes about a leak of this kind. I avoided damaging the interior by pulling down things like the windshield trim, or headliner by learning from what others shared about this condition & how they handled it. To make a long story short, all I had to do was fully open the moon roof, stand on the door sill on each side & inspect if the cup of water I poured in, was accumulating & not draining from the front channel. It seems that a blast of gas from a computer dust-spray can-nozzle into each right and left side drain hole did the trick! I could "verify" that each side drain was functioning correctly, by watching around the rear of each front tire for the water to dribble out in that area. Through watching various u-tubes, I learned that over time, especially if one parks under trees regularly, stuff collects in the drain troughs that could clog them up. By picking the brains of a few "disaster" causing tinkerers, I learned how to avoid making a bigger problem than water dripping onto the front passenger seat! One U-tuber said the dealer gave him a $150.00 estimate to correct a leak like that. Oh, well."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sunroof leaks water"

David C., PA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic intake manifold has become warped with age and intake gasket is no longer sealing when at running temperature. The computer thinks the engine is running lean and dumps in more fuel to compensate. GM/Pontiac/Toyota (Matrix) no longer have intake manifolds available. If it were available I would not hesitate to have a new one put on because the car handles very well and got great fuel mileage when all was well."

Mark D., GA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Sunroof leaks"

David C., PA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The moon roof would leak and hold water after rain and then drip slowly into the passenger compartment, or pour onto the passenger seat when turning. Yes, it is over 10 years old, but seals were replaced; inaccessible drainage tubes become blocked with debris."

Joe R., NY (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"My 2007 Pontiac Vibe started to rattle, underneath, when going over some bumps. It was from an aluminum heat shield that had pulled away from its' single rear-located mounting bolt. It seems that the "original" Pontiac shield holding bolt was embedded in a plastic clip that was snapped onto the right side fuel tank mounting strap. Apparently, the heat underneath "cooked" the plastic clip that had a metal nut embedded in it to the point that the nut actually pulled away from the plastic clip & stayed on the now free, & bouncing, heat shield, hence the rattle over some bumps. I must admit that watching U-tubes created by others, gives me a lot of different inputs to chose from, before I start any repair. In truth, some of the u-tubes show a "butcher" style that really shows what NOT to do! To solve this I noticed that one u-tuber said he got a new fuel tank strap from a Toyota dealer, after he talked about some goofy approaches to the problem, yet he did not show himself putting in "the Toyota part", nor did he give a part number which is what many do share. I went to a big Toyota parts dealer, by me & asked for a new right side tank strap. When "the strap" came in, it did not have any means to support the shield bolt? I said: this is nothing like my old one, what happened? I suppose it was the Parts Manager who directed the counterman on his computer screen, that I could not see. He took back the 1st strap and came back with another one that had a big upgrade to the shield-holding bolt method. Instead of a plastic-mounted nut, the 2nd one had an all-steel tab with nut, WELDED onto the strap! I made my thanks known. It wasn't cheap, around $85.00 total, but it is a permanent repair that should remain trouble free for a long time! And so it goes..."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"An actuator motor in the blower system failed and has caused an annoying clicking in the dashboard. The cost to repair is prohibitive, since it has no effect on performance"

George P., PA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Poorly insulated against noise just like the Matrix"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"part of the pipe rusted around the area of the muffler."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"The heat shield started to rattle. I took the vehicle to an exhaust specialist and the problem was fixed in no time"

Joseph K., MI (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"The vehicle was recalled for repairs to the airbag initiating control device"

Ron T., OR (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The airbag light is on and needs a new clock spring to repair."

Lee P., KS (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"First my driver airbag light came on. then GM issued a recall for the passenger airbag to be replaced and while being replaced was told the driver airbag needed a clock spring that was gonna cost almost $500 to be done at the dealer"

Brian W., NM (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"The exhaust pipe came apart just before the catalytic converter and needed to be rewelded"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"pipe rusted between muffler and converter"

Robert F., PA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hole, breakage, exact location and cost not determined yet as I haven't taken the car to my mechanic"

Milton H., ON (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"undercarriage guard coming loose"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"On tire rims the paint is peeling/flaking off. It looks terrible. Neither the dealer or manufacturer would do anything. We live in IL. We bought the car in IL. It should be able to stand up to road salt and weather"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat is separating from the paint and bubbling up in places"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on hood comes off in little circles or pock marks. Not related to sand or rocks from the road."

Steven W., TX (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Just small rust picks from rocks along the top of the windshield. I had the roof painted"

Candice D., NS (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rust spots were minor, I wouldn't have worried about them, but one rust spot was right at the junction of the windshield and the body, and the garage warned me that if it rusted through, ice could form in the gap between the body and the windshield so to avoid problems with the windshield I should get the rust spot fixed. Most rust spots were very small, all seemed to be due to stone impacts or such scratches"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Three 'small' rust spots forming. Not addressed at this time. Each is less than 1/2" diameter. Two on roof near front passenger door. Third spot on hood of car - passenger side. Will fix myself this year"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rust appeared on the roof on both corners of the front window. It caused water to leak in when there was heavy rain."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

"One failed to work, probably because of wiring problem."

Anonymous, OR (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Since 2012, I have had to replace the headlights on this car about 2-3 times a year. This is issue of bulbs going out is a main concern, but I believe the major issue is normal wear and tear on the vehicle. The car is over ten years old. Also, I do use my lights more regularly then others to stay visible to other drivers."

Anonymous, KY (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We've had to replace the headlight WAY MORE often than normal AND because the factory lights give a completely inadequate amount of light to drive safely, we've gone aftermarket with brighter lights. Unfortunately, they too seem to burn out much too"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to use by brights to turn the headlights on."

Anonymous, OR (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The Daytime Running Lights sensor/control module needed to be replaced"

George P., PA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel pump

"It was leaking and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"engine light goes on if we don't put premium gas in or if we let the tank get too empty. we had it checked out and all was fine"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I can't explain what the teck told me, leaking anti freeze near intake manifold, replaced sensor, new gasket on intake and exhaust manifolds"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Manual Transmission Clutch failed replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I replaced the clutch at 180000 miles, which in my opinion is pretty good for a manual. It was getting touchier to shift, and because I had a long trip coming up, the garage suggested replacing it before the trip rather than chancing having it fail during the trip"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"developed leak and clutch failed"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch needed replacement at 140,000 miles. I think that is reasonable."

David D., TX (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

CV joint

"CV joint/wheel bearing failure. Replaced failed one and replaced opposite at same time"

Larry M., BC (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"bad bearing in CV joint"

G D., LA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"Drive belt tightner failed"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"The engine failed on a road trip. It was diagnosed as having a bad piston with the result that a replacement engine had to be located and installed."

Brett S., WA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Catastrophic failure relating to pistons, required total engine replacement"

Brett S., WA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Head gasket leaks, check engine light comes on, only in extremely cold weather, less than 15 degrees or so. Then have the light reset, have not remedied the situation as of yet"

Fred K., NY (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Serpentine belt broke"

Michel G., NB (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

"Check engine light coming on then after up to a week later going back off."

Anonymous, WV (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"intermittent charging failure"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"Would not start with heat soak on engine"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"This car has a body in perfect condition. It gets us around town, and a little further sometimes. Our local mechanic is keeping an eye on the ball joints and will let us know if it becomes a "must be dealt with" issue. This car is a real gem!"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering rack was severely worn causing play in the steering and had to be replaced"

Gary M., BC (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Radio

"Display "burned out" so nothing was visible"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After 6 years, we replaced the radio. It worked finne EXCEPT the backlight burned out on the right half so we could see time, station, CD track, etc. It was SOOOO expensive to replace it with a comparable GM radio, we went aftermarket"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Transmission not engaging properly when upshifting to 3rd. Hear grinding sound when shifting"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"The transmission fluid lines leaked. They are being replaced now. Hopefully there wasn't damage done to the transmission itself"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

"he electric motor of the fan burned out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, PR (2007 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

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