80 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. 13 of these members
(16.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 21 engine repairs to 2004 Pontiac Vibes--an average of 0.3 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Every winter since I've had this vehicle, the engine light comes on when it gets to below -10C outside. It it always the same code (O2 sensor slow response). When spring comes, I reset the engine light and I'm good to go until next yr.
Replace intake manifold gasket to hopefully resolve check engine light coming on in cold weather. Issue has been happening intermittently since 2006 when the dealer replace the o2 sensor.
small leak. Small part replaced. Will see if leak continues on next oil change.
Timing chain tensioner leaking
check engine light came on - problem seemed to be associated with gas cap - now non existant
No cabin heat just blew cold air!! Blowers & a/c ok. Coolant low-added 3cps & some heat. Hard to check coolant lvl (no dipstick).Shop back flushed it twice. Tried everything. Mystery difficulty getting air out of engine had to burp itůmaybe air bubble??
Check Engine Light warninglight came on. Mechanic said code was emission related oxygen sensors so I drove it for a few days and the light did not come back on. Still I had it replaced less than $100. No problems since.
Check Engine light alert. Mechanic read code as emission item "oxygen sensor circuit slow response bank 1 sensor 1". Decided to clear code & take no action. No charge to read code since I get oil changed there. Light stayed off since.
Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) malfunctioned. Purchased new part for $135.67, including MI sales tax. Part installed myself.
The exhaust pipe sheared flush with the muffler clamp that holds the ball joint.
This should be a $175 repair maximum on any car I've ever owned(as well as on the FWD Vibes).
If you live where you need AWD prepare to pay $3K for exhausts by 100K