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2004 Pontiac Vibe Problems and Repair Histories

67 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. 25 of these members (37.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 48 repairs to 2004 Pontiac Vibes--an average of 0.7 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

25% of the 2004 Pontiac Vibe repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 15% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 35% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 48 repairs.

2004 Pontiac Vibe repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Pontiac Vibe repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 68% between $100 and $499, 13% between $500 and $999, and 6% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 31 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 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

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 18600    
22320 50 Hose to rear windshield washer had split, causing the fluid reservoir to drain. 
 

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2004 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 67000    
70000 250 Replaced front wheel calipers and disks 
88000 150 Replaced rotors and pads. 
137300 480 No air conditioning. Shop replaced air conditioning condenser as it was leaking. 
174000  
Pontiac Vibe in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 115000    
116000 285 CD player was not working so I had to get a new head unit, also the right tweeter was bad so that is on order and will require additional install cost. 
 
Pontiac Vibe in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
110 Blower Motor: HVAC blower motor stopped working - no heat, A/C, or defrost. Installed motor myself. Cost includes MI sales tax. 
315300 70 Instrument Panel: '04 Vibe odometer stops working at 299,999. Bought used panel with 16,770 miles in June. Used tripometer on old panel to track miles June-Sept. to match up actual mileage (300k + odometer = actual mileage) 
366300 208 Wheel Bearings (front): Replaced "pressed in" type wheel bearings on both sides. The parts cost $58.00 and the labor cost $150.00. 
405700 284 Alternator: Re-manufactured alternator installed. Cost includes part, labor and MI sales tax. 
440300 130 Front right wheel bearing: $29.95 for genuine OEM part from dealer, $100.00 for labor/installation. 
458000 37 Replaced OEM starter. Replacement part purchased at salvage yard. Cost includes MI sales tax. 
466500 136 Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) malfunctioned. Purchased new part for $135.67, including MI sales tax. Part installed myself. 
 
Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 24800    
52080 685 A/C condenser had to be replaced. Had leak and freon had leaked out. Got freon charged last summer and was advised to replace condenser 
 
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?? 
78000 227 Knocking sound coming from passenger side dash when Air Cond & Recirculator fan were on. Had to remove dash to work. Reecirculator door activator (part #88970277 $86.00 + lbr). Plastic gear teeth broke. Should be made of metal not plastic Driver side door not closing properly. Examined and discovered that 2 of 3 screws holding door to strike plate were MISSING (fallen off?). Ordered screws from dealer and replaced myself. Other three doors remained fine. 
90500 160 Needed set of front brake pads (rear were still ok). Discovered during annual, state mandated, inspection. Chose 
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  
Pontiac Vibe in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 113000    
114000 0 Door check interfered with drivers power window, adjusted door check mechanism. 
 

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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 
 
Pontiac Vibe in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 19000    
30000 0 Defective CD Player. Replaced under warranty. 
 

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