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About Pontiac Vibe

Combining clean styling, roomy interior and exceptional utility under one affordable priced roof, Pontiac Vibe was produced by New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), an automobile company jointly owned by General Motors and Toyota and sold under an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's brand Pontiac from January 2002 to August 2009 as a compact hatchback car. Originally introduced to replace the Geo Storm Wagonback and Geo Prizm, Vibe was built on the same platform as Toyota Corolla's. Due to the discontinuation of the Pontiac brand and the closing of NUMMI, the production of Vibe ended on August 17, 2009, and it was eventually replaced by Chevrolet Orlando and Chevrolet Cruze hatchback in the North American market after being manufactured through two generations.
The first-generation Pontiac Vibe was produced from 2002 to 2008 as a 4-door hatchback. It came in three trim levels: base, all-wheel-drive mid-trim and a sporty GT. And during this generation, Vibe was powered by a 1.8 L inline 4-cylinder engine producing 126 horsepower and a 1.8 L VVT-i making 164 hp. And both engines sent power through the 5-speed, 6-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions. The second-generation arrived at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show and it came in again three trim levels: base, AWD and GT. Vibe got two engine options: a 1.8 L I4 rated at 132 hp and a 2.4 L I4 producing 158 hp. Power was sent the through 5-speed manual, 4-speed and 5-speed automatic transmissions to front wheels or four wheels.

Pontiac Vibe Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Boasting peppy acceleration, capable handling, a lot of functionality and affordable price, Pontiac Vibe was by far the best of all the compact cars that wore Pontiac badges. However, we also should be alert to these common problems on Vibe all the time:
First, engine issue is what Pontiac Vibe drivers complained most as it is often so serious that it could break down the whole vehicle. But some experienced drivers find some signs indicating the engine is having something wrong. First of all, there will be rattling or rumbling noises from the engine, thick exhaust fume odor and burnt fuel smell in the compartment; then issue gets evolved to engine performance reduces, engine stalls, misfires, loses power when acceleration and suffers from starting issues; and once the cooling system also fails, the situation only gets worse. Therefore, once the Check Engine Light comes on, please inspect the Vibe water pump, air inject check valve, radiator hose, coolant reservoir, thermostat, timing chain tensioner, timing belt tensioner, throttle cable, cooling hose, intake manifold gasket, thermostat gasket and water pump gasket thoroughly.
Second, suspension and transmission failures are also headaches for Pontiac Vibe drivers. The trouble lies in people do not have a correct understanding of them but not on how to deal with them properly. They generally though both issues only bring about uncomfortable and unsteady driving experience, besides that, suspension failure could also pose a risk of poor handling due to intense vibration, uneven tire wear, tilting vehicle, unintentionally steering and loose steering wheel. And Vibe steering knuckle and wheel bearing are often the culprits. As for transmission failure, it could also cause difficulty shifting and incorrect gear readings, which are dangerous for driving, so please make sure the Vibe shift cable, transfer case seal and automatic transmission filter are in good condition before hitting on the road.
What's more, never overlook and underestimate the function of routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Pontiac Vibe, it is often the most effective method to keep you away from unexpected accidents. Thus, please maintain the Vibe hood latch, wiper blade, windshield wiper, door handle, fog light, door lock cylinder, door lock, seat belt, wiper arm and antenna base routinely.
To avoid unexpected incidents better, you should always choose OEM Pontiac Vibe auto parts as parts replacements for your Pontiac Vibe. And GmPartsPriem.com happens to carry a wide range of lowest-priced genuine Pontiac Vibe auto parts backed by the manufacturer's warranty for your selection. All these OEM Vibe parts could be returned without a hassle if you have any dissatisfaction with them, which I believe you won't after receiving them to the highest specification at the fastest delivery speed. Order now and you could have a best-shaped Vibe again in the shortest time!