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Pontiac Vibe Transmission Problems

511 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Pontiac Vibe. 13 of these members (2.5%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 17 transmission repairs to Pontiac Vibes--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Pontiac Vibe problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Pontiac Vibe repairs by problem area

Chart based on 324 repairs.

Pontiac Vibe transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 65 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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2009 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

66000 mi   Mechanic reported that my driver's side cv BOOT WAS split. The CV boot was replaced. 

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2007 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

76000 mi   Transmission Failure at 76k miles, estimate $2500 for repairs. 
76000 US $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. 

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2006 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

54000 mi   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   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. 

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2006 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

39060 mi   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

17000 mi   issues with transmission, and MAF sensor, cleaned air sensor myself 
23000   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

177940 mi C $890 axles  

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2005 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

118-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

45220 mi C $100 replaced leaking front pinion seal 
62500 US $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

140000 mi US $1500 Transmission failed. 3rd thru 5th gear synchros failed. Countershaft needle bearings failed 

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