565 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Pontiac Vibe. 17 of these members
(3%) have reported transmission repairs for their car.
A total of 22 transmission repairs to Pontiac Vibes--an average of 0 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Transmission Failure at 76k miles, estimate $2500 for repairs.
Engine light came on and car began shifting hard. Transmission damaged due to faulty $1,200 PCM which the dealer installed and replaced for free under warranty. Had to replace a damaged wiring harness. Transmission rebuild.
Check engine light came on. Same code as previous visit in which they replaced the PCM. This time they ordered and installed a torque converter part. Cost was covered 100% under GM extended warranty, including use of a loaner car. The same check-engine code showed up again (3rd time). 1st time they replaced the PCM, 2nd time a solenoid in the torque converter. This time they replaced the torque converter. Ext. warranty paid for it. Hopefully this finally fixes it.
Check Engine Light code P0741 for the 4th time in 9 months. In 3 previous attempts to fix, they replaced the PCM, then a valve in the torque converter and then the torque converter. This time they replaced the transmission. Hope that's it.
issues with transmission, and MAF sensor, cleaned air sensor myself
Had another shop check the transmission, although the fluid was somewhat of a darker color, it was signs of normal city/highway use versus what the dealer informed me of. So the transmission didn't need a fluid change as of yet. I will probably have this