The Vibe boasts easy access, a roomy rear seat, a refined powertrain, and impressive fuel economy. The driving experience is sound, but the Vibe is not exactly engaging to drive. Interior fit and finish and the driving position are middling and the cabin can get noisy.
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There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 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

"Took to shop and told them I heard break noise in right rear and thought I needed a break job. They checked and said that everything looked fine. After driving another couple hundred miles I had metal on metal. Caliper was bent and destroyed the rotor as well costing me a lot more to get repaired the 2nd time around. I blame the shop more that I blame the part for failing"

Don N., MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"callipers required maintenance because of previous owner neglect"

Greg C., NS (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was told that because I don't use the brakes enough to keep them dry in the winter when parking (manual transmission) that they rust faster. Had to have the rotors replaced. I use the transmission to slow me down instead of riding the brakes"

Anonymous, MT (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted rotors a-t-il r¿mer braies , th¿ustique est pu th¿as quickly... 4000km"

Anonymous, QC (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear disc brakes. Pads & rotors wear unevenly due to there susceptibility to dirt and corrosion. Need to be disassembled and cleaned every 8 months to ensure function"

John P., ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"right rear pad wore unevenly"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Uneven brake pad wear"

Anonymous, NB (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left rear pad premature weir"

Anonymous, QC (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes wore out prematurely and when I had them repaired they apparently were put on wrong and wore out again and I had to repair them again, but this time they aren't making any noise so assume they are fixed right this time"

Jeannette B., MT (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"wear quickly, but I live in snow country and expect it/"

Susan M., NY (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"wear & tear, not out of service ever because of that, just maintenance to replace them"

Mary K., IA (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base Unsure)

"Now on second set of rotors. First set were warped and were replaced. Second set were also warped, but were turned and trued, and have been ok since then"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads wore unevenly"

Anonymous, NB (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They get rusty which causes squeaking, handling difficulty and sometimes a "thumping" noise. I have to have them cleaned about once a year"

Denny B., MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Periodically the antilock brakes, traction control, and stability control will stop working for a few minutes"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear passager ABS sensor needs repair"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Leaking master cylinder was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brakes were worn"

George A., MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front brake pads worn down sooner that the rear"

Mike M., IN (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We've had to replace both the front and back brakes. It was normal wear, but the dealer's service department did not tell us we would be needing the back ones done soon when the front ones were done and we waited too long to have them done"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rear brakes"

Michael T., NY (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"had new rotors and brake pads installed --- this was normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes needed replacement due to wear"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-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

CD player

"Volume knob broke. Would turn and not adjust volume. This affected radio, CD, aux peripherals, and would have rendered On-Star unusable had I still be subscribing to it"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The electronics for the sound system are locked up. I can't adjust the treble/bass, front/back or left/right controls. I can only play the radio -- only ny using the control on the steering wheel!"

Denny B., MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The knobs for the volume and station selection have both broke. I had replaced one but I don't think they still carry the part in order to replace the other"

Anonymous, SC (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"THE CONTROL KNOBS ON THE RADIO ARE CHEAP. I REPLACED ONE AND IT BROKE AGAIN WITHIN DAYS OF REPLACING IT"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tuning and volume knobs no longer can turn. Need to use steering wheel controls for volumn and search feature for find radio stations"

Kathy P., MD (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Volume knob broke, rendering the entire system basically unusable. Was a known issue with that in-dash system"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Volume control on dash does not work"

J E., TX (2009 Pontiac Vibe Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cheap push buttons on volume control and on/off could not be pushed and couldn't be replaced. Had to buy a new radio"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base Unsure)

"volume & tuning know broke"

Frank H., NJ (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"knobs on radio/music system no longer function, must control using steering wheel controls"

Kathy P., MD (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The volume control broke"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken volume button"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Volume control malfunctins"

Stanley K., MD (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Volume knob was intermittently not working"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio power knob broke. The radio was replaced by the dealership in warranty. In general it looks this model has been problematic"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Volume knob would not adjust"

Anonymous, BC (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the control button came off partialy and will not work"

Frederick H., VA (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Power seems to intermittently cut out then come back. Display blanks completely and sound (radio/cd) stops"

John P., ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"On Star works poorly; doesn't 'hear' my voice correctly. Onstar in my '03 Vibe, an 'add-on' works clearly"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-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

"Replacement aftermarket water pump was noisy from install and leaked within 4 month. Manufacturer replacement has afforded good service to this point"

John P., ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced a water pump on mechanic recommendation"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump seal failure"

John P., ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Moon roof seal failed causing it to leak resulting in rust. Moon roof had to be replaced"

Bruce B., OH (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"door seals pull off when doors are closed for a few days mostly in summer heat"

Brent L., ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Wind noise above 50 mph, squeaks coming from the dash, unknown location, cannot find the cause"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When the car has been parked overnight, there is a squeaking for the first mile that changes with speed. The car has always had rattles and cabin noise, but that is less concerning that the recent squeaing that seems to be coming from the front axle"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering column problem"

Dennis O., ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Unsure)

"Vibration when braking/resurfaced rear Rogers"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it screeches when its first starts almost every time. sounds like a loose belt but isn't. has been to dealership service 6 times and they don't know what it is"

Brent L., ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Wind noise is very common at higher than 50 mph"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Vibe is a hatchback with low profile tires. Wind noise and tire noise is very loud. Nothing can be done about it"

Bruce B., OH (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive wind noise"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I can do nothing about it at this time. I considered adding sound deadener in this device, but not motivated to do it now"

Anonymous, MI (2009 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

"underpan a bumper cover are lose due to weak fastners"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Each 2009 vibe has at least 1 push pin fastener loose"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Each 2009 Vibe has at least 1 push pin fastener loose"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front bumper molding came loose on each side. Was replaced, but came loose again after a few months. Dealer refused to repair again, due to minor scratches on underside. Also skid pan ripped off while on freeway, and had to vigorously complain to ge"

Les F., CA (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The plastic flange of the side panel developed a tear, causing the fender to flex out"

J T., OH (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"sharp edges have black showing through"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is peeling off of front hood. This is the first vehicle I have ever experienced this type of problem with. In comparison, I have a 06 Honda Odyssey that deals with similar elements, but does not have this problem"

Mark R., AZ (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the clear coat has dulled to the point that a paint job is required"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Since I bought this car the paint inside on the door was peeling and chipping"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust through the undercarriage heat shield causing it to fall off while driving. Attempted to fix but ultimately had to remove it"

Jarrett B., MA (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Unsure)

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

Shocks or struts

"Leaking. Had to replace"

Michael S., MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced original low-profile wheels and tires because of continual tire leaks. Tire leaks continue with new wheels and tires, though less often. The ride is terribly rough, and we are getting ready to replace the shocks and/or struts"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Was told by my mechanic that I needed new struts. He replaced them"

Donna D., MN (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Unsure)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering shaft rattle also 17" sport rims with low profile tires collect ice buildup in winter causing severe shaking"

Peter W., ME (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling sound in steering at low speeds. Independent mechanic says it's common"

Michael F., OH (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Car made an increasingly loud noise as accelerated to 50 mph. Took it to a mechanic that said wheel bearing needed replacement. Had that done and it fixed the problem"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Pontiac Vibe Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We had to replace two rear wheel bearings about 6 months apart. The parts were more expensive than most, but luckily we found a small repair shop that cost less than a dealer repair"

Josephine K., MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base Unsure)

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

"I recently discovered that my A/C is not working, i.e. no cold air. It blows outside temperature air. I have not had it diagnosed to confirm it is the compressor yet"

Patricia L., NY (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor suffered internal mechanical failure and no longer was able to function. Pieces of debris contaminated the closed system which required also replacing the condenser & expansion valve and complete flush & recharge of the system. Worked fine since"

Thomas M., FL (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pulley broke but cannot be repaired. Must replace entire compressor. ($900)"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"Needs to be replaced since it stopped working"

Dominic V., ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Le r?ig?nt coulait"

Anonymous, QC (2009 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

"oil pan gasket needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked oil pan"

Dennis O., ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Unsure)
Accessory belts or pulleys

"The tensioner on the multigroove belt went bad and caused the clutch on the alternator pulley to go bad. Both parts were expensive to replace"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Idler pulley seems to have failed much sooner than normal. Car only has 84000 miles on it"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-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

"replaced U joint"

Mary K., IA (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base Unsure)

"Vibrates during certain driving conditions"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"New starter needef"

Darwin E., WI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Differential

"Differential broke in Feb 2017"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"needed new clutch"

Linda M., PA (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Early mileage failure - may have been due to bad youthful driver"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch repaired at 126,000 Was grinding going into third gear"

Michael T., NY (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"We were dismayed that a 2009 vehicle would already need a new transmission"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

"Started to smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust leak near manifold caused excessive noise during acceleration and loss of engine power (weak acceleration)"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Probably touched the snow while driving"

Anonymous, MI (2009 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

"When road debris broke the driver's headlight, we couldn't repair it ourselves. The entire front of the car has to be removed to replace the light assembly, which forced us to take the car to a mechanic"

J T., OH (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"The pressure monitor light periodically goes on, but the pressure in the tires is actually normal per tire pressure gauges"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Replaced Windshield Wiper Motor"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Unsure)

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

"Failure of intake air controller"

Andrew H., VA (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"My car just wouldn't start one morning. I just filled it up with gas the night before. The engine would turn over, but it wouldn't start. The battery and alternator were good, so I had it towed to the mechanic, and the issue was the fuel pump went bad"

Michael H., MI (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"A sensor failure caused engine light to come on. Took two trips back to the repair shop for them to determine that a second related sensor also had to be replaced even though it had not explicitly failed"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

"leaking coolant"

Anonymous, SC (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"started making noise but did not actually stop working before I had it fixed"

Anonymous, PA (2009 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

"New alternator @ 60000 miles"

Tim S., CA (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"Switch sticks in "Start" position. Requires frequent lubrication"

Anonymous, GA (2009 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

"Very small leak on rear differential. Not repaired yet. Only found traces on differential body. No oil on ground"

Anonymous, QC (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-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

"Car uses excessive oil from 90,000 miles on"

Peter W., ME (2009 Pontiac Vibe Base 2.4-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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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 09 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2013 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, 4Runner, Lexus IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, IS-F, and GX460 vehicles sold, ever registered, in the states of AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, PR, AS, GU, the MP (Saipan), and the U.S. VI or "Zone A." Toyota is also recalling certain 2010 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, 4Runner, Lexus IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, ES350, IS-F, GX460, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles sold, ever registered, in the states of AZ, AR, DE, DC, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, VA, and WV or "Zone B." Toyota is also recalling certain 2009 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Lexus IS250, IS350, ES350, IS-F, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles ever registered in the states of AK, CO, CT, ID, IA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, and WY or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, or replace the air bag assembly. The recall began on January 29, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for this recall are "Zone A" Toyota: G0P, Lexus: GLG; "Zone B" Toyota: G0R, Lexus GLH; "Zone C" Toyota: H0A, and Lexus: HLA.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V024000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 560775
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 09 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and IS350, 2007-2008 Lexus ES350, Toyota Yaris, Yaris HB, and 2008 Lexus IS-F and Scion xB vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on February 1, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V006000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 577875
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 23 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris, Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, Lexus IS250C, Lexus IS350C and Lexus GX460, 2011 Sienna, 2007-2011 Lexus ES350, and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2007-2008 Toyota Yaris, 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350 and 2007-2008 Lexus ES350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles of these model years and models that were not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on December 6, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), G2G (Lexus Zone A), and G2H (Lexus Zone B). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), GLG (Lexus Zone A), and GLH (Lexus Zone B).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V340000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1754517
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Oct 22 2015
If the sliding electrical contacts are not protected by lubricant, debris and moisture that get into the switch may cause a short circuit and the switch assembly may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tundra, Sequoia, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Scion xB, 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2007 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2006-2011 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, and 2009-2010 Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. During the manufacturing of the Power Window Master Switch (PWMS), grease lubricant may have been inconsistently applied to the sliding electrical contacts.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the switch, applying a lubricant if no abnormality is found. If abnormality is found, the PWMS circuit board will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is C0M.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V689000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1814284
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Apr 09 2014
If the FFC is damaged, connectivity to the driver's air bag module could be lost and the air bag deactivated. The failure of the driver's air bag to deploy in the event of a crash that typically necessitates deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, 2008-2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 Tacoma, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and General Motors Pontiac Vibe vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the steering column assembly contains electrical connections to the driver's airbag module housed in a spiral cable assembly, which includes a Flexible Flat Cable (FFC). Due to the shape and location of the FFC's retainer, the FFC could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota vehicle owners, and General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Toyota sent owners an interim notification letter in May 2014 to advise owners of the recall. Toyota will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. General Motors sent Pontiac Vibe owners an Interim letter on June 20, 2014 notifying them that parts are currently unavailable. General Motors sent notices to the Pontiac Vibe owners on September 15, 2014, that a remedy is available. The recall began on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-762-2737.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V168000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1486413
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Oct 10 2012
If the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Tundra, Sequoia, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Yaris, Scion xB, Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. The power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect, free of charge. Toyota owners that experience a problem with a switch should not attempt to make repairs, but should contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331. General Motors will contact the Pontiac Vibe owners affected by this recall and GM dealers will inspect and repair switches as necessary. Those owners may contact Pontiac Customer Care at 1-800-762-2737.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V491000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2519424
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Jan 27 2010
A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PONTIAC VIBE PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.
What should you do:
GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS WHEN A RECALL REMEDY IS AVAILABLE FOR RECALL 10038: FLOOR MAT INTERFERENCE AND ACCELERATOR PEDAL. GM REQUESTS THAT CUSTOMERS TAKE OUT ANY REMOVABLE (CARPETED, ALL-WEATHER, OR OTHER) DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT AND NOT REPLACE IT WITH ANY OTHER FLOOR MAT, AND PLACE IT IN THE TRUNK UNTIL THE FLOOR MAT INTERFERENCE AND ACCELERATOR PEDAL RECALL REMEDY IS READY AND IMPLEMENTED. IN THE EVENT THAT OWNERS CHOOSE NOT TO TAKE OUT THEIR REMOVABLE FLOOR MAT, GENERAL MOTORS STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT OWNERS USE ONLY FLOOR MATS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MODEL AND MODEL YEAR OF THEIR VEHICLE, AND THAT IT IS PROPERLY INSTALLED AND SECURED. DO NOT USE A MAT THAT IS FLIPPED OVER WITH THE BOTTOM-SIDE UP, AND DO NOT STACK ONE FLOOR MAT OVER ANOTHER. IN ADDITION, CHECK THE OPERATION OF THE ACCELERATOR, BRAKE, AND CLUTCH (IF APPLICABLE) PEDALS TO ASSURE THAT THE FLOOR MAT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH THEM. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 10038.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V024000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70806
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Jan 21 2010
THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY BECOME HARD TO DEPRESS, SLOW TO RETURN TO IDLE, OR, IN THE WORST CASE, MECHANICALLY STUCK IN A PARTIALLY DEPRESSED POSITION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PONTIAC VIBE VEHICLES. DUE TO THE MANNER IN WHICH THE FRICTION LEVER INTERACTS WITH THE SLIDING SURFACE OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL INSIDE THE PEDAL SENSOR ASSEMBLY, THE SLIDING SURFACE OF THE LEVER MAY BECOME SMOOTH DURING VEHICLE OPERATION. IN THIS CONDITION, IF CONDENSATION OCCURS ON THE SURFACE, AS MAY OCCUR FROM HEATER OPERATION (WITHOUT A/C) WHEN THE PEDAL ASSEMBLY IS COLD, THE FRICTION WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS OPERATED MAY INCREASE, WHICH MAY RESULT IN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BECOMING HARDER TO DEPRESS, SLOWER TO RETURN, OR, IN THE WORST CASE, MECHANICALLY STUCK IN A PARTIALLY DEPRESSED POSITION.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REINFORCEMENT BAR IN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WHICH WILL ALLOW THE PEDAL TO OPERATE SMOOTHLY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY FEBRUARY AND BE COMPLETED IN LATE APRIL 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V018000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70806
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Aug 31 2009
THIS COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASE IN VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 PONTIAC VIBE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.8L ENGINE AND ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, COLORADO, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, IOWA, KANSAS, MAINE, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. WHEN DRIVING UNDER CERTAIN UNIQUE CONDITIONS IN EXTREMELY LOW AMBIENT TEMPERATURES, THE INTAKE MANIFOLD SUCTION PORT FOR THE BRAKE VACUUM CAN BECOME LOCKED DUE TO THE FREEZING OF CONDENSATION RESULTING FROM POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE BRAKE VACUUM LINE FREE OF CHARGE. A SPECIAL ADVISORY LETTER WILL BE SENT TO OWNERS OF VEHICLES REGISTERED IN ALL OTHER STATES IN THE SAME TIME FRAME. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 23, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO.09199.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V392000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10119
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