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2004 Pontiac Vibe Repair Histories

2004 Pontiac Vibe Repair Histories 2004 Pontiac Vibe Repair Histories

80 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. 31 of these members (38.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 64 repairs to 2004 Pontiac Vibes--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2004 Pontiac Vibe repairs by problem area

Chart based on 64 repairs.

2004 Pontiac Vibe repair cost distribution

Chart based on 34 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Pontiac Vibe

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Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009 C $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
May 2007 - Apr 2015
Dec 2007 C $50 Hose to rear windshield washer had split, causing the fluid reservoir to drain. 
Feb 2014   Check engine light comes on during cold weather -10C, code "engine lean". Light will clear itself if car is operated in +5C weather. Could be the O2 sensor, but I suspect an engine vacuum leak. Check out the Toyota TSB #04507. 
Mar 2015   Front driver wheel bearing failure 
Apr 2015   Clicking noise during low pressure braking. Seems to only occur after brakes have been used for a while. 

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2004 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Michigan, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2015
Jan 2009 US $250 Replaced front wheel calipers and disks 
Nov 2009   Replaced rotors and pads. 
Apr 2012   No air conditioning. Shop replaced air conditioning condenser as it was leaking. 
Pontiac Vibe in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Feb 2010
Jan 2010 US $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
Aug 2008 - Jan 2012
Jan 2008 US $110 Blower Motor: HVAC blower motor stopped working - no heat, A/C, or defrost. Installed motor myself. Cost includes MI sales tax. 
Sep 2008   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) 
Jul 2009   Wheel Bearings (front): Replaced "pressed in" type wheel bearings on both sides. The parts cost $58.00 and the labor cost $150.00. 
Feb 2010   Alternator: Re-manufactured alternator installed. Cost includes part, labor and MI sales tax. 
Sep 2010   Front right wheel bearing: $29.95 for genuine OEM part from dealer, $100.00 for labor/installation. 
Jan 2011   Replaced OEM starter. Replacement part purchased at salvage yard. Cost includes MI sales tax. 
Mar 2011   Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) malfunctioned. Purchased new part for $135.67, including MI sales tax. Part installed myself. 
Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010 C $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
Feb 2008 - Nov 2014
Oct 2008   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?? 
Jun 2010 US $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. 
May 2012   Needed set of front brake pads (rear were still ok). Discovered during annual, state mandated, inspection. Chose 
Feb 2013   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. 
Nov 2013   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. 
Pontiac Vibe in Illinois, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2013
Jun 2010   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
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009 US $882 Broken tailpipe at joint to muffler. 
Jul 2009   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
May 2007 - Nov 2011
May 2008   Defective CD Player. Replaced under warranty. 

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