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2008 Pontiac Vibe Repair Histories

25 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. 11 of these members (44%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 28 repairs to 2008 Pontiac Vibes--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2008 Pontiac Vibe repairs by problem area

Chart based on 28 repairs.

2008 Pontiac Vibe repair cost distribution

Chart based on 11 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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2008 Pontiac Vibe

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Pontiac Vibe in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2012 - Oct 2013
51660 mi C $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 Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2015
64000 mi US $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   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. 
82000   There was a slight oil leak from the timing chain tensioner. Tensioner was replaced along with using Permatex gasket sealer. 
95000   Timing chain tensioner is leaking. Tried to fix with new o-ring and gasket sealer. Part is still leaking. 

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2008 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Florida, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2015
73000 mi US $420 Pad replacement. Rotors turned. Fluid flush. Normal wear items. 
Pontiac Vibe in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
129000 mi US $100 Recirculation actuator failed. Replaced 
Pontiac Vibe in Michigan, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2015
48000 mi US $140 had to replace the tensioner and belt - belt was not bad but replaced anyway 
Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Apr 2014
31000 mi C $110 Cabin fan was noisy and replaced under warranty. 
86800   Air bag sensor was indicating error. Apparently due to corroded wire connection. 
93000   Headlamp assembly replaced bulb. 
113640   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. 
123861   Fuel pump failed. Water pump was leaking. Dealer suggested replacement before complete failure. 
Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Mar 2015
55180 mi   Engine light 
65080 C $5 Door trim came loose. Needed new tabs. 
67540   P0171 code. Reset with meter and now driving to reevaluate. 
68820   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. 
71920   Replaced battery 
Pontiac Vibe in Iowa, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2015
81000 mi US $280 Needed new rotors and pads. 
Pontiac Vibe in California, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2015
96000 mi US $370 Replaced brake pads and rotors. 
107000   Battery wouldn't reliably start car in sub 45° F weather. Self replaced with Walmart branded battery. 

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