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2008 Pontiac Vibe repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 33 repairs.
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2008 Pontiac Vibe repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (60%)

Chart based on 30 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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2008 Pontiac Vibe

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Pontiac Vibe in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2012 - Oct 2013
Oct 2012

51560 mi

C $300
brake calipers wheel bearing 

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2008 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac Vibe in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2012 - May 2016
Jan 2013

64000 mi

US $4
Check Engine light came on in below zero temperature. Used code reader and found code P0101 MAF sensor. Pulled the MAF sensor and cleaned using sensor cleaner solution. Car ran and idled smoother after the cleaning. 
Aug 2013

75000 mi

US $25
Both dim lights went out at the same time. Checked all fuses and all were good. Found there was power at the headlight terminals so replaced bulbs. Both bulbs had been replaced 2/2013. Unsure what caused both to fail. 
Dec 2013

82000 mi

US $30
There was a slight oil leak from the timing chain tensioner. Tensioner was replaced along with using Permatex gasket sealer. 
Aug 2014

95000 mi

US $20
Timing chain tensioner is leaking. Tried to fix with new o-ring and gasket sealer. Part is still leaking. 
Pontiac Vibe in British Columbia, Canada
May 2010 - Jul 2011
Apr 2010

12400 mi
Caliper retaining brackets replaced under warranty to correct clicking caused by loose front brake pads 

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2008 Pontiac Vibe 4dr Hatch

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Vibe in New York, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

105000 mi
replace engine 
Sep 2017

121000 mi

US $100
Oil, adj brakes, all preventive 
Pontiac Vibe in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2016 - Apr 2017
Nov 2016

150000 mi

US $350
Blender door switch was stuck needed to be replaced 
Pontiac Vibe in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
May 2016

114300 mi

US $30
Added charge to ac 
Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Apr 2014
Aug 2010

31000 mi

C $110
Cabin fan was noisy and replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2012

86800 mi

C $70
Air bag sensor was indicating error. Apparently due to corroded wire connection. 
Dec 2012

93000 mi

C $75
Headlamp assembly replaced bulb. 
Jul 2013

113240 mi

C $1250
Fuel pump failed while on highway without warning, resulting in engine stall and failure to start. Replaced fuel pump and flushed system. Limited parts availability required second day. 
Apr 2014

123861 mi

C $1200
Water pump leaking and new belt required. Dealer suggested replacing both before complete failure. Also maintenance work required to replace rotors and drums (but not pads) after 60,000KM plus transmission fluid flush. Water pump was leaking. Dealer suggested replacement before complete failure. Fuel pump failed. 
Pontiac Vibe in Michigan, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2017
Jul 2014

48000 mi

US $140
had to replace the tensioner and belt - belt was not bad but replaced anyway 
Mar 2017

53000 mi

US $100
rear O2 sensor failed. 
Pontiac Vibe in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Sep 2017
Mar 2013

55180 mi
Engine light 
Oct 2013

65180 mi

C $5
Door trim came loose. Needed new tabs. 
Jan 2014

67240 mi
P0171 code. Reset with meter and now driving to reevaluate. 
Feb 2014

68820 mi
P0171 code. Cleaned MAF sensor. If the code comes on again I will change the intake gasket. Windshield wiper arm sheared. Removed arm, cleaned grooves on bracket and reinstalled arm. 
May 2014

71920 mi

C $100
Replaced battery 
Sep 2016

94240 mi
Vehicle wasn't starting. Checked battery and found fluid level low in all cells. Refilled and charged battery with portable charger. 
Pontiac Vibe in California, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

94800 mi
Battery wouldn't reliably start car in sub 45° F weather. Self replaced with Walmart branded battery. 
Pontiac Vibe in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2015

129000 mi

US $100
Recirculation actuator failed. Replaced 
Nov 2015

138000 mi

US $10
Intake manifold gasket replaced. Took less than and our and cost $10 
Jun 2017

158000 mi

US $550
Bad compressor and expansion valve so compressor, condenser, r/d, evaporator, and expansion valve replaced 

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