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2008 Pontiac Vibe Problems and Repair Histories

22 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. 7 of these members (31.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 20 repairs to 2008 Pontiac Vibes--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Pontiac Vibe problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Pontiac Vibe problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Pontiac Vibe repairs by problem area

45% of the 2008 Pontiac Vibe repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 15% to the brakes, 5% to the suspension, 20% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 20 repairs.

2008 Pontiac Vibe repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Pontiac Vibe repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 33% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, and 17% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 6 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 2008 Pontiac Vibe problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Pontiac Vibe

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Pontiac Vibe in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2012 51460    
51660 300 brake calipers wheel bearing 
 

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2008 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac Vibe in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Caliper retaining brackets replaced under warranty to correct clicking caused by loose front brake pads 
 
Pontiac Vibe in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012 54000    
64000 4 Check Engine light came on in below zero temperature. Used code reader and found code P0101 MAF sensor. Pulled the MAF sensor and cleaned using sensor cleaner solution. Car ran and idled smoother after the cleaning. 
75000 25 Both dim lights went out at the same time. Checked all fuses and all were good. Found there was power at the headlight terminals so replaced bulbs. Both bulbs had been replaced 2/2013. Unsure what caused both to fail. 
88000 30 There was a slight oil leak from the timing chain tensioner. Tensioner was replaced along with using Permatex gasket sealer. 
87000  

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2008 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 67000    
81000 280 Needed new rotors and pads. 
106000  
Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
110 Cabin fan was noisy and replaced under warranty. 
70 Air bag sensor was indicating error. Apparently due to corroded wire connection. 
75 Headlamp assembly replaced bulb. 
134540 1250 Fuel pump failed while on highway without warning, resulting in engine stall and failure to start. Replaced fuel pump and flushed system. Limited parts availability required second day. 
120900 1200 Fuel pump failed. Water pump was leaking. Dealer suggested replacement before complete failure. 
Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 27900    
55180 0 Engine light 
65080 5 Door trim came loose. Needed new tabs. 
67540 0 P0171 code. Reset with meter and now driving to reevaluate. 
68820 10 P0171 code. Cleaned MAF sensor. If the code comes on again I will change the intake gasket. Windshield wiper arm sheared. Removed arm, cleaned grooves on bracket and reinstalled arm. 
70680  

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