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Pontiac Vibe transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 73 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 mi

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 mi 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 mi 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 
67580 mi

C $132
Rear passenger side differential/axle seal was seeping differential fluid. Replaced seal. 
62500 mi

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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Pontiac Vibe Transmission Problems

571 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.

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