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2004 Pontiac Vibe Engine Problems and Repair Histories

67 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. 14 of these members (20.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 12 engine repairs to 2004 Pontiac Vibes--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2004 Pontiac Vibe problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2004 Pontiac Vibe problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2004 Pontiac Vibe problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2004 Pontiac Vibe repairs by problem area

26% of the 2004 Pontiac Vibe repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 36% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 11% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 47 repairs.

2004 Pontiac Vibe engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Pontiac Vibe engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 26% cost less than $100, 53% between $100 and $499, 11% between $500 and $999, and 11% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 19 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2004 Pontiac Vibe Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Pontiac Vibe

Engine not specified

Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 124000    
127100 500 O2 sensor pre-catalytic converter 
 

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2004 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

180-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 117000    
154000 1500 Head gasket went bad. 
158000  

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2004 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Vibe in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 76260    
121820 150 small leak. Small part replaced. Will see if leak continues on next oil change. 
131440  
Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 39680    
48980 160 check engine light came on - problem seemed to be associated with gas cap - now non existant 
43400  
Pontiac Vibe in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 310000    
466500 136 Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) malfunctioned. Purchased new part for $135.67, including MI sales tax. Part installed myself. 
 
Pontiac Vibe in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 62000    
68000 0 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?? 
95500 0 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. 
100000 0 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. 
102000  

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2004 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

123-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Pontiac Vibe in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 27000    
28000 882 Broken tailpipe at joint to muffler. 
28000 1100 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 
 

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2003 Pontiac Vibe

Engine not specified

Pontiac Vibe in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2013 132000    
132000 0 catalactic converter was replaced 

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