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Pontiac Vibe Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

497 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Pontiac Vibe. 60 of these members (12.1%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 16 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Pontiac Vibes--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 Pontiac Vibe repairs by problem area

30% of the Pontiac Vibe repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 268 repairs.

Pontiac Vibe transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Pontiac Vibe transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 52% cost less than $100, 32% between $100 and $499, 8% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 62 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 Pontiac Vibe Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2013 64000    
66000 0 Mechanic reported that my driver's side cv BOOT WAS split. The CV boot was replaced. 
76000  

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2007 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 76000    
76000 0 Transmission Failure at 76k miles, estimate $2500 for repairs. 
76000 1800 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. 
82000  

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2006 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 11000    
54000 0 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. 
55500 0 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. 
76000  

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2006 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Pontiac Vibe in New Brunswick, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 35340    
39060 0 Discovered oil leak on garage floor. Rear axle required new gasket. Repaired under powertrain warranty. 
 

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2006 Pontiac Vibe 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Pontiac in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 16000    
17000 0 issues with transmission, and MAF sensor, cleaned air sensor myself 
23000 0 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 
 

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2005 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 139500    
177940 890 axles  
 

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2005 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Pontiac Vibe in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2013 44020    
45220 100 replaced leaking front pinion seal 
58280  
Pontiac Vibe in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 60000    
62000 476 Inner boots were slightly leaking so had them replaced. 
 

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2003 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 114000    
137000 1500 Transmission failed. 3rd thru 5th gear synchros failed. Countershaft needle bearings failed 

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