2nd Generation (2009—2010) Vibe Problems

This generations ranks 11th out of 29 Pontiac generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (38%), wheels (19%), and the brakes (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Wheel Center Caps Fall Off 6 complaints at an average of 12,555 miles in the 2009 Pontiac Vibe.
  2. Excessive Oil Consumption 9 complaints at an average of 106,578 miles in the 2009 Pontiac Vibe.
  3. Screeching Noise at Startup 2 complaints at an average of 26,500 miles in the 2009 Pontiac Vibe.

What Vibe Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Pontiac model years.

Watch out for the 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2010 3 8 598 0.51
2009 28 9 575 5.99

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