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Pontiac Vibe Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2010 Pontiac Vibe   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Vibes, 9.1 months of data per Vibe, average 59200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Pontiac Vibe 27
8.24175824176% 8.24175824176% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  62 Vibes, 10.0 months of data per Vibe, average 83300 miles

Redesigned.
2008 Pontiac Vibe   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Vibes, 10.5 months of data per Vibe, average 97700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Pontiac Vibe 33
12.8571428571% 12.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Vibes, 9.1 months of data per Vibe, average 101800 miles
2006 Pontiac Vibe 27
5.1724137931% 5.1724137931% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Vibes, 8.6 months of data per Vibe, average 131600 miles
2005 Pontiac Vibe 68
39.2857142857% 39.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Vibes, 9.6 months of data per Vibe, average 122500 miles
2004 Pontiac Vibe 62
30.6722689076% 30.6722689076% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Vibes, 8.2 months of data per Vibe, average 138200 miles
2003 Pontiac Vibe 53
17.3992673993% 17.3992673993% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Vibes, 9.6 months of data per Vibe, average 148800 miles

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Pontiac Vibe Reliability

You won't find Pontiac Vibe reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the Pontiac Vibe truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Pontiac Vibe reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Pontiac Vibe was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Pontiac Vibe has been recently.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Pontiac Vibe

Pontiac Vibe Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
care-free and low cost operation
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
It has the Toyota Corrola platform which has a proven track record. Plenty of available parts if/when repairs are needed.
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Toyota drivetrain very reliable & past model(2003) owned was low cost & low maintenance.
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This car is GREAT! Starts quickly and responds well when you accelerate. I've had very few problems
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Extensive research made me notice the Vibe. I was pleased with my purchase, but when my car was exposed to the worst of Hurricanes Gustav & Ike--with NOT EVEN MINOR DAMAGE--I was thrilled. Even my beloved Accord was not this realiable in the 1st 6 months!
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Is mechanically the same as a 2009 Toyota Matrix.
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Very reliable power train
2008 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The Vibe/Matirx seems to hold their value very well.
2008 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
In 5 years/ 175,000KM no major issues. Two repairs included airbag sensor and replacing a noisy cabin fan. Brakes replaced at 135,000KM.
2007 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Manufactured by Toyota
Pontiac Vibe Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
going by reputation but i once had a toyota tercel stick and i only did one clutch in 270M miles and when inspected for emissions the engine still had factory specs.they do put out water to tailpipe but vibe is stainless steel muffler a refinement.