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Good morning Joe, We're sorry to hear that your Vibe is giving you some troubles upon start up. Do you have any plans to get this checked out by a dealership at all? Sarah, GM Customer Service
If you let it set for 20 minutes it will start and run perfectly. It does not put on the check engine light or any other light. Also no flashing Security light either The engine cranks over just fine. Does not put any codes in the computer. It does not matter if its the first start of the day or the last, or if it was ... Read More
nessasue, If you would like for us to check to see if there are any open recalls on your 2005 Vibe, please email us the last 8 digits of your VIN at email@example.com. As your engine light is coming on, it may be a good idea to get your 2009 Vibe in to be checked out. Let us know if we can be of any assistance to you in that process. ... Read More
the last snow storm i hit a snow drift and all of a sudden i had no movement woulldn't go a head or back wondering if the recall on the pcm could be the reason the car still runs great. I am also having trouble with my 2009 vibe everytime it needs AWD the engine light come on and an ecs light whats that
Hell my name is Robert Gray and in 2009 I bought a 2009 new Pontiac Vibe from Payne motors at 2401 E Exp 83 Weslaco Texas 78596 phone # Sales 956-246-4079 or Service 956-969-4488. Well my radio volume button broke I could not turn it up or down so I took it back and my sales man got it fixed. Well later down the road the same thing happen and the ... Read More
I am currently researching hatchbacks to replace my Honda Civic. I need something that gets at least 30mpg on the freeway (preferably 32-33), has excellent safety and reliability, and has a base price of $18,000 at an absolute maximum (preferably $16-17k or cheaper). Coming from a sedan, I'm worried about thick C-pillars blocking visibility, so blind spots are also a concern. I don't need much power, just something that can maintain ... Read More
We have a 2009 Vibe, AWD, sun and sound, etc. It's been a great car for 22000 miles, just as all the buying advice predicted. However, we recently had a big problem with it, and I'm posting some details to provide some advice to other owners. My wife (its primary driver) has experienced five incidents of total lock-up/no key turn allowed/no starting/no shifting to neutral for towing onto flatbed, etc. During ... Read More
peri, I would like to set up a case with GM Customer Assistance however I am unable to guarantee cost assistance. In order to start the process I will your complete contact information (including full name, mailing address and phone number), VIN, current mileage and the involved dealership sent to me in an email. Also, could you please provide a brief description of the problems you are experiencing? Thank you, Caron, ... Read More
I'd say they're just trying to get out of a warranty repair. The burden of proof for the alleged "abuse" is on them. Suggest you contact GM Headquarters & REPORT that dealership!
We are a GM family, have bought 3 in the last 18mos new, from the same dealer. Our vibe had the clutch go out last week, and after towing it in, the dealer is saying we owe $1600 because it "had been abused". Our 20 y/o son drives this car, as do my husband and I, he has driven a clutch for over 5 yrs and we have never had a ... Read More
I have a 2009 Vibe. Does anyone know how to set up the favorites on the radio? And then, how do you access them?
I've had my Vibe just over a year now. Approx 9K miles driven. This car is a "FUN" driver. Quick and agile. I love the electronic shift. Cruise control only works in "D" Drive. I drive this car rather aggressively within safe limits. Smooth on the highway, I catch myself cruising at 100 mph on occaision, oops! Great car! I don't see a problem with floor mats as the original mats ... Read More
2009-10 Pontiac Vibe Recalled
I'm trying to disable the "interior illuminated entry with delay" feature of my 2009 Pontiac Vibe. Is this possible? Does anyone know how to accomplish this?
Except for another Pontiac which is for fleet sales, it is my understanding the last Pontiac in production will be the Vibe in which this is the last month of production. Cash for clunkers has bee extended, and of course the Pontiac Vibe would qualify. Since the clunkers are likely to be American Cars trade in may be preferred for an America Vehicle (part Toyota). Instead of keeping them on the ... Read More
Good luck getting a used car at those prices Steine. The prices are all there on the web for everyone to see. What pilgrimjs has been quoted is very much lower than what is posted on the web. Pilgrimjs: as for the current generation Vibe, yes, it is far superior. Again I own the first and second generation. The only issue I have with the 2009 is that the Corolla engine ... Read More
Here's the chatter from over at GenVibe: New bulletin. #09-07-30-010: Harsh Transmission Downshift When Stopping After Transaxle Has Upshifted to 4th or 5th Gear (Reprogram Powertrain Control Module (PCM)) - (May 13, 2009) Subject: Harsh Transmission Downshift When Stopping After Transaxle Has Upshifted to 4th or 5th Gear (Reprogram Powertrain Control Module (PCM)) Models: 2009 Pontiac Vibe Equipped With 5-Speed Automatic Transmission -- RPO MVD Condition Some customers may comment that ... Read More
I understand that the oil filter for 1.8 engine is of a new design (paper cartridge inside a permanent canister). None of the Pontiac dealers in my local area have it. Does the 09 Matrix have the same filter and is it warranty valid for the Vibe???
I first had a 2003 Vibe with the 1.8 and loved it. I wanted a little more power, though, so prior to getting this 2009, drove both the 2009 Vibe 1.8 with the 4 speed automatic and the 2.4 with the 5 speed automatic. I preferred the 2.4, because it is quieter, the shifting points were smoother, and it's much quicker. As mentioned by someone else, the GenVibe.com site is a ... Read More
For your used car: 1. are you looking for good gas mileage since you are only using the car for short trips? 2. are you looking for a standard or automatic? 3. have you totally ruled out AWD? I have both a 2003 AWD and 2009 Vibe. I think AWD is virtually a waste of money. I want to make sure that you know that the 2003-2010 models are all Corolla, ... Read More
I was planning to buy a 2009 AWD Vibe. But with GM ending the Pontiac line, am concerned about the long term care of the car. If something goes wrong with the car, I fear no one will have any parts to replace the broken ones. So now I'm considering going with a Subaru Forester. Does anyone know something about the lopng term viability of car lines that are discontinued? Thanks! ... Read More
If I understood what's going on with G.M., the last year of the Pontiac Vibe will be the 2009 model (including all Pontiac models). If I buy a 2009 Vibe and Pontiac doesn't build it anymore and I need a body or mechanical part, what will happen over the years? Will I be stuck with a car with no replacement parts? I always keep my cars 5 to 7 years before ... Read More
Drove it over unplowed Narbona Pass on Navajo Reservation, when four wheel drive trucks made it over the AWD 2009 Pontiac Vibe did well with all season winter rate tires. All passed vehicles going over the snow covered rim going down to Phoenix. Noted and Toyota Matrix, felt it was two wheel drive of to the side of the snow covered road. Slept in it with front passenger seat folded down ... Read More
We have the details worked out on a 2009 Vibe purchase for my son. Now I just need to decide if rebates will be better or worse in July. We have a current Pontiac, so quality for the loyalty rebate. Dealer is passing along the dealer rebate, so total is 3K. 1,000 in rebates expire 6/30, although the loyalty rebate expires 7/6. My intuition is telling me that regular July rebates ... Read More
bluedevils, you can definitely use your $2,000 top-off bonus earnings on a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. I did it on 6/8/09 (post #345). Anyone thinking about purchasing a Vibe should consider that according to this New York Times article: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/gm-to-end-pontiac-vibe-production-in-- august/?nl=wheels&emc=wheelsa1 production of the Vibe will end in August of this year rather than sometime in 2010 as was previously announced. I have not seen any rebates or incentives listed for 2010 ... Read More
I had little intention of buying a Vibe AWD last Saturday but did so. We need a good run about with some foul weather capability. I saw in the paper this 2009 AWD vibe with 2.4. Listed by Pontiac dealer as Con package, security system, tint and GM "executive car" with 5k miles. I was worried some rental crap. No, it was a real deal gently used car. You can always ... Read More
I got a new 2009 Pontiac Vibe with these specs from Zubor Pontiac in Taylor, MI: 1.8L engine Automatic Transmission Preferred Package Air Conditioning MP3 Aux Stereo Base price $18,077.00 + $79 doc fee + $1112.36 Tax + $23 Title/Reg - $4,309.06 in Bonus GM Card Earnings! - $500 Dealer Cash = $14459.30 I'm happy! :)
Picking it up Saturday! I don't know if this was for everybody or I was selected as I have over $8K in earnings. I have the card that doesn't limit earnings, but does have the redemption limits. The offer let you do up to $3K on some cars and $5K on others. The $5Ks were mostly big SUVS/Trucks, some Caddilacs and every Pontiac (Even G8). Pretty much everything else GM was ... Read More
good lord no. You can NEVER buy a car thinking you are going to sell it. I don't care what the economy is doing, it is NEVER a good idea to throw away money on the worst "investment" you will ever make. You've done the homework; you know the car is a Corolla. If you don't think you will need it in a few years, I'd seriously rethink the purchase altogether. ... Read More
My answer is biased because I own 2 Mazda5s, but in summary: Mazda5 = more space, sliding doors and better handling (a blast to drive) I rented an 09 few months ago (2009 2.4L 5AT Pontiac Vibe FWD 1SB) so here is the summary (I'm not sure if I posted it here before, but here we go): 1. The first gen Vibe rear was much sexier, the 09 facelift looks terrible. ... Read More
I will try to keep this as short but as detailed as possible. I after years of consideration, I am considering a Vibe...please take a moment to follow along on my journey... Facts: -I have owned a 1999 Dodge Durango for 8 years and have loved it, aside from the 12mpg. -The cargo area is my most beloved aspect of the Durango -I love the clearance of the vehicle. -Conversely, mostly ... Read More
"However he discovered there was a service bulletin that just came out in which Pontiac is coming out with a revised wheel disc and once they come in, he will replace each one with the new type. This is to be done at Pontiac's cost... " The NHTSA website http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/tsbs/ does not list any service bulletins for a 2009 Vibe. Raythegerman if you could get the number from the service rep ... Read More
The 1.8 2009 Vibes do not have a 16" wheel upgrade, just the black steel wheel with plastic spoke cover. Would the good wheels from my 03 fit on the 09 ??? Tire size remains 205/55/16 so I see no issue that way. Bolt Pattern??? I don't want the 45/17 size if I can avoid it. :D Also does Pontiac equip with any other tires other than GY RS-A's ???
I filed a product liability issue with Pontiac. They called me back and said their speedometer can be +- 5mph off. They are not going to do anything about it. The dude I finally got to (a Team Supervisor) would not pass me up the chain or give me any number to call in quality. Dealer has advised me to file a lemon law complaint which I have done. We all ... Read More
I have the same problem. They replaced my instrument cluster twice. Then the dealer received a note from pontiac saying their accuracy rating on their speedometer can be +-4 MPH. I have the bulletin. This is crud. I'm going to start to call the state and see if I can get a consumer advocate group on them. Maybe they will fix it if they get enough negative publicity
I have a 2009 Vibe GT and recently one of the wheel discs fell out. I went to the dealership yesterday and the service rep. was going to glue another one in along with the remaining three. However he discovered there was a service bulletin that just came out in which Pontiac is coming out with a revised wheel disc and once they come in, he will replace each one with ... Read More
I have 2,000 miles on my new 2009 AWD Vibe and I'm getting the EPA estimates of 20 and 26. I also own a 2006 FWD Vibe and get great mileage on it. I was hoping my conservative driving habits might yield somewhat better mpg on the '09AWD but I guess I was forewarned. My son has a 2003 AWD Vibe and still loves it. I drove it the other day ... Read More
After much time and research I finally found a way to eliminate the DRL on my 2009 Vibe and have total control over my headlights with the ignition on at night. Thanks to 2 great service techs at my local Toyota dealership and help from several on related websites. The DRL on the 09 is located behind the glove box. Remove the glove box completely to make it easy to locate ... Read More
Luv my 09 Vibe except for this one perk. You have no control over your headlights with the ignition turned on at night, the headlights will not turn off, not even to the park lights. I've tried another Pontiac forum site with out much luck and the local dealer told me that it's built into the computer that way and you can't do anything about it. Quote from the local service ... Read More
I got a great final price because of the GM card rebate points - something that, IMO gives GM a great edge over the competition. The experience I had at Carl Black GMC/Pontiac was excellent. I think the dealership and the salesman both deserve mention. The internet salesman - Bob Leyda actually saved me money by taking the time to discuss who the car was for and how it would be ... Read More
Well we took delivery today of the 2009 Vibe. For information purposes, it has the 1.8l engine, 4sp automatic, a/c, and convenience package. We got the GM employee pricing, the $500 GM instant rebate, and we had $2028 in GM Mastercard points which clinched the deal. We've got the "old card" so we used them all. Without the GM Mastercard points the price came to just over $16700. Then knock off ... Read More
Had to go to Atlanta to do it. Most of the dealers in the Greenville/Spartanburg area are holding buyers up for a $299 document processing fee. The one that didn't only had a single Vibe in stock and was loaded with options we didn't want or need. Carl Black Pontiac in Roswell came through (only something like a $25 documentation fee) after we mass emailed dealers in a 150 mile radius. ... Read More
Bought a 2009 Vibe Liquid Silver, 2.4L, 5speed auto, 1SB for $16200 in dallas. Dealer had just the one on sale, something to do with special coupons from the manufacturer got the price down from $19,300. Would have liked to get the 17" wheel upgrade and the Monsoon sound system, but for the price I can just upgrade my stereo myself and find some good aftermarket wheels.
no, the margins are very small on a Vibe. There is a GMS discount calculator on the pontiac.com website. Just click on the employee badge to the right. I just special ordered my 1.8 liter Vibe. Dealers around the country are not swapping Vibes, and the 1.8 liter Vibe is not coming with some of the options I want. Even if I miss out on GMS pricing, I'll be happy I ... Read More
You're misreading something. The employee prices are about 2000 off msrp for all the models. Your misreading something or the website was temporarily burping. Otherwise, get a model and dealer located and get that 5100 off NOW! Good luck --jjf just looked at the GM Summer Sale website... 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT, MSRP $20,585.00, Employee Price $15,363.00, cash back $500.00, your price $14,863.00. Is this a misprint? The employee price on ... Read More
I just looked at the GM Summer Sale website... 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT, MSRP $20,585.00, Employee Price $15,363.00, cash back $500.00, your price $14,863.00. Is this a misprint? The employee price on the GT looks to be lower than the employee price on the base model.
I just bought a 2009 Carbon Gray Vibe, 2.4 engine with the Preferred package, 5spd Auto, Air, etc. MSRP $19,365 Purchase Price $17,643 + License, Tax and Title. Overall I felt it was a pretty good buying experience!
I have a 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT. In April, two days after I purchased it, I drove to Durham, NC and back to Buffalo, NY and averaged 29.97 miles to the gallon. Last week I drove to Baltimore, MD and back to Buffalo, NY and averaged 31.20 miles to the gallon. Most of both trips were on the highway, although I did drive in the cities as well. My previous vehicle ... Read More
If you look on edmunds new car pricing there is only about $1,000.00 between invoice and MSRP . I check looking up a GT model so it looks like you made a good deal. Enjoy your new car.
My only other suggestion is to try EBay...type in Pontiac Vibe accessories and see if there are any available.Several suppliers advertise on that site and usually there are bug deflectors, window deflectors, etc. available. Perhaps some are availabe for the 2009 Vibe????? I know the Matrix and Vibe are supposedly "TWINS' so maybe the Matrix bug deflector might fit if available?????
Hey It's back ....2009 AWD !!!!!!!! :)
If / when anyone knows where to get a hood deflector for a 2009 please post it here. Pontiac parts department does not have anything. I searched the web and could not find anything.
MSRP is $21,300 so $1,127 off; not bad, but not great either. I probably could have done better if I had waited until the end of month (I was hoping for invoice or lower). The dealership was great, though; no-pressure at all, ever. I love my Vibe.
"I've been quoted $18,762.33 in Baltimore, MD. Is this reasonable? " I live in Abingdon, Harford County. I used Edmunds.com and was contacted by Fox Pontiac in Laurel. They sold me my '08 Vibe at $3500 below sticker. Good luck.
Typically, on our 05 Base Auto Trans we get near 35 mpg on the highway, with careful driving near the speed limits. We've got the 1.8L and it's more than adequate for our needs. Great vehicle!
i took our vibe to omaha, nebraska to have the seats put in. they are installers for katzkin leather. cost was $1400 for the leather and heated seats. if you live any where near there the place that put them in was "Galvin glass "and they did an excellent job. very professional looking and they even do leather inserts in the door. i was reluctant to spend that much but it ... Read More
I got my 2009 AWD Vibe in May. Love the car but agree with most of your wish list. Where did you get the Leather seats made and if you don't mind, how much did it cost? I didn't go for the tire upgrade because I heard the ride was rougher but the tires are more expensive. I have the upgraded radio and its very nice.
we bought our new vibe in april of 08. so far the two things that are the most disappointing is the mpg and the chrome clad wheels. the wheels were a 650 dollar option and they started to chip and peel almost immediately. i turned in a claim to pontiac at 1500 miles hoping to swap them for some alum. rims or else go back to the standard rims. but pontiac ... Read More
since we got our vibe in april we have checked mileage with about every fill-up. to date we have gotten anywhere from 23.6 to 28.5 with most about 24-25mpg. i was expecting a little better than that but it is about in line with the sticker estimates of 20 city and 26 highway. in my opinion they need the 5-speed transmission in the awd because at 70 mph the rpm's are ... Read More
how much off of the MSRP list did you get? thanks
I just purchased and took delivery of my 2009 Pontiac Vibe. I think I got a good deal. Optional features include preferred package, sun and sound package, automatic transmission with tap control, air conditioning, and 17 wheels with chrome. Price was $20,173 (before taxes, title, and document fee). They messed up and gave me a $500 rebate I wasn't eligible for, so they gave it to me anyway. As mentioned the ... Read More
I do not recall what first caused me to be interested in the Vibe/Matrix, but when the near by Pontiac dealer had some 2009 AWD models arrive, I decided to check them out. Here in the Rocky Mountains, all wheel drive is a very valuable asset. I compared the Vibe and Matrix AWD "twins", and analyzed the deal available on each in my vicinity. The Vibe simply had the upper hand ... Read More
Hi cdegiorgis. Technically one could lease a 2009 Pontiac Vibe through GMAC right now, but its lease program is terrible. GMAC's base lease rate for the '09 Vibe is 8.5% and it has no residual value support. If I was interested in an '09 Vibe, I would either lease one through an independent bank or just lease an '09 Matrix / Corolla through Toyota Financial Services instead. TFS has a very ... Read More
I test drove a 2009 Pontiac Vibe with 2.4L 1sb engine, 5 speed auto, with preferred package and sun and sound package (along with air and 17" aluminum chrome clad wheels). The dealer experience was great; a lot better than the Mazda dealer. Sheeze, you think I was trying to steal their baby or something. The dealer offered a little less than $300 over invoice for it. I decided to fax ... Read More
...so I did. I traded in my 2004 Jeep GC Laredo, paid cash for the spread, and now own an Ultra White AWD 2009 Pontiac Vibe. What have I done?
I read with interest the post #58 from vibeowner1. I too, have purchased a red hot metallic Vibe GT from my dealer in Amherst, New York. My wife and I drove it from Tonawanda, New York to Durham, North Carolina to visit her son, drove it around town, and drove back a week later. We averaged 30 miles a gallon on the nose, and that's with going 70-75 miles an hour ... Read More
I'm "standing on the brink" of trading into a 2009 AWD Vibe. I hope to trade in my 04 Jeep GC and keep the spread as low as possible. I drove the FWD GT model at one dealership, but they had no AWD models available. The other Pontiac dealer has several AWDs, so I am considering starting negotiations. Using Edmunds pricing and reviews has been more than helpful in this endeavor, ... Read More
Marina Pontiac in San Leandro. Ask for Luis. Tell him Jeff (red Vibe GT) sent you and you would like to get his price! :) Yeah the 18" tires are on the noisy side, however they really give the car a much sportier look (and handling). The price you pay for vanity I guess. ragu123 the price was before any kind of rebates/incentives. I made sure to negotiate pre-rebate/incentive price because ... Read More
While staying away from the dealer for now, I can't find a source for information that will tell me which AC filter is appropriate for the 2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD (2.4 liter 4 cylinder Toyota engine). Any ideas?
I've had two dealerships tell me that the 2009 Vibe is not eligible for leasing. Can anyone confirm? I've emailed Pontiac but no response yet. Please tell me it isn't so!
Fellow Vibe lovers...as of 11AM CST, Pontiac has updated it's website, and the 2009 Vibe is available to view (or drool over, take your pick) in all it's glory! I'm one happy camper at the moment--ENJOY!
My husband and I just got a red hot metallic 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT and we love it! We traded a gas hog (15mpg) GMC Sierra for it and it was quite a change going from such a large V8 vehicle to a 4 cylinder, but this car is really quick and after filling the tank twice now, we are at approximetly 31 mpg. It has a tap shift mode as ... Read More
I was happy to see the GM name and the Toyota engine. I am looking to for 150-200,000 mile use from the Toyota motor. Not that confident in GM motor but like their cars better. Would like a more fuel efficient unit though. I guess if I can get a 175,000 out of this car there will be different types of fuels and engines when I trade. My local dealership does ... Read More
Read another review yesterday on the second gen. Vibe. Aaron Gold of About.com's guide to cars said, in regards to Navi: 'Between the Vibe and the Matrix, I'd take the Vibe for its longer warranty and better looks. The Matrix offers an optional GPS navigation system that the Vibe doesn't get, but that wouldn't be enough to sway me.' I don't know if this arrangement is likely to change for Pontiac's ... Read More
Well, I guess I was wrong about my guess on dealer inventory. My dealer did have a 2009 Vibe available, and I test drove it last night. It was a fully loaded GT model. Here are my first impressions (note - I didn't get to drive it for long as there were 2 other people waiting to drive it also). 1. The 2.4 liter motor is much quieter and smoother than ... Read More
My local dealership's website (Sawyers Pontiac in Lansing, Michigan) shows that he has one in stock. However, when I tried to view the window sticker, a message said that the "VIN # was not currently in the dealer's inventory." I'm going to stop by there tonight to see, but I'm thinking it's probably one he has on order that isn't actually there yet.
Pontiac has informed me that production started on January 22nd and that delivery to their dealers will be six to eight weeks later....
Jstant1, did you get the impression the guy you talked to was knowledgeable about the timing (February '08 availability) of the 2009 Vibe? I've visited Pontiac's website each day hoping for updates--nothing. I have e-mailed at least three dealers in my area regarding when they expect to have them--and was told by one that GM is now talking Summer for release. Tell me it ain't so! I really like this car. ... Read More
I saw the 2009 Vibe at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit yesterday. They wouldn't let you sit in the car (or the Matrix either) because they were "prototypes" - even though it is the actual production model as opposed to a concept. Pontiac gave me a free poster that said "Available in dealerships end of January, 2008" on the bottom. The guy I talked to who was handing ... Read More
We are looong time owners of various models of Toyotas. Knowing that the Matrix is a Toyota mechanically, we decided that if we were going to buy used, why not buy a Vibe instead of a Matrix. Here in southern California, the Matrix commands a much higher resale price than the Vibe, simply beacuse the Vibe is badged as a Pontiac. The values between the cars are very different, so much ... Read More
2009 Vibe timetable pulled forward at NUMMI- quote Wards- 2009 Vibe General Motors Corp. will accelerate production of its redesigned 09 Pontiac Vibe by at least two months, a move meant to satisfy an advanced timetable for the 09 Toyota Matrix and growing consumer demand for choices in the upper-small car segment. The 6-year-old Vibe and Matrix share a common platform. The Vibe is built at New United Motor Mfg. Inc., ... Read More
1. The Matrix looks better inside and out. The Matrix has a sleek look for a wagon, the Vibe is more box shaped. Matrix has tighter interior. 2. The Vibe is a little less expensive, but doesn't hold its value as well as Toyota. Is the Pontiac name associated with quality or cheap plastic? What is your visual when you hear the Toyota name? 3. The "Matrix" has a cooler name, ... Read More
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