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2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe Added To Long, Long List Of Takata-Related Recalls
2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe Added To Long, Long List Of Takata-Related Recalls

Last week, Toyota updated its long list of vehicles affected by the ongoing recall of Takata airbags. Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that the Toyota Corolla Matrix (aka the Toyota Matrix) was on that list and wondered, "What about the Pontiac Vibe? Wasn't it essentially the same car?" Indeed...Read More»

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Takata's Tough Week: Honda, Lexus, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota Add 11.5 Million Cars To Airbag Recalls

The tale of Takata and its deadly airbags has all the hallmarks of an epic saga: chaos (among automakers, the public, and regulatory agencies), hubris, and a stubborn reluctance to admit defeat (the latter two among Takata's top brass). Also like an epic saga, it has also gone on for a long time --...Read More»

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2.1 Million Acura, Dodge, Honda, Jeep, Pontiac, Toyota Cars Recalled (Again) To Fix Airbag Glitch

Yesterday, while many of you were gearing up for the big game, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was rolling out a massive series of recalls affecting more than two million Acura, Dodge, Honda, Jeep, Pontiac, and Toyota owners in the U.S. The problem? An electrical glitch can...Read More»

2004 Toyota Corolla XRS
Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus SC; Pontiac Vibe Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

The number of vehicles affected by faulty Takata-brand airbags has just grown by 247,000, thanks to a new recall from Toyota. The recall affects five Toyota and Lexus models, and even one from Pontiac. Over the past few years, automakers around the globe have recalled more than 12 million vehicles...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
Toyota Adds About 6.4M To This Year's Bumper Crop Of Recalls

Toyota has issued a number of recalls affecting vehicle owners in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. According to Detroit News, nearly 6.4 million vehicles are affected by the recalls, and at least 1.77 million of those are registered in the U.S. To complicate matters, these...Read More»

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Toyota Recall Affects GM's Pontiac Vibe: Part II

Yesterday we learned that a recent recall of 1.1 million Toyota Matrix and Corolla models will also affect 160,000 Pontiac Vibes. The recall is related to stalling and rough shifting. However the underlying story is why a Pontiac model is involved in a Toyota recall. The answer to this mystery...Read More»

2004 Pontiac Vibe
Toyota Recall Affects GM's Pontiac Vibe: Part I

Toyota recently announced a voluntary recall of 1.1 million Corolla and Matrix models. Model years affected were 2005 through 2008. 160 complaints relating stalling and rough shifting initiated the recall. However, there is another aspect to the recall that most Americans are not aware of: 160,000...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe
GM Joins Toyota, Will Recall 200K Pontiac Vibes For Stalling

No sooner had Toyota announced it will recall 1.1 million Corolla and Matrix models than General Motors joined in, saying it will recall 200,000 Pontiac Vibe models built at the company's jointly owned plant that use the same engine. In both cases, the recall will replace an engine-control module...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe
Review: the 2010 Pontiac Vibe

Besides the more angled windshield and the beefier wheel arches the Pontiac Vibe hasn't changed from the previous model.  There really isn't anything that stands out on the exterior, although the look of the car is fine for a small affordable vehicle of this type.  The performance has...Read More»

NUMMI plant in Fremont, California
Toyota-GM Joint Venture Now Shuttered, But Lessons Remain

NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.), the manufacturing plant set up in the 1980s as a revolutionary venture between GM and Toyota, has closed its doors, with the last vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, rolling off the line last week. Over the years, the plant has assembled a number of vehicles...Read More»

2010 Pontiac Vibe 4-door HB GT FWD Angular Front Exterior View
GM Announces Pontiac Vibe Sudden Acceleration Fix

Pontiac is dead and soon to be gone--only a handful of cars remain on dealer lots--but General Motors today announced it will be fixing all 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe models affected by the sudden acceleration issue. The Vibe shares most of its parts and design with the recalled Toyota Matrix. The fix...Read More»

2005 Toyota Avalon
Toyota Recall: Older, Higher-Mileage Vehicles More At Risk

Toyota's recent recall for an issue that might lead to a sticky accelerator pedal covers about 2.3 million vehicles going all the way back to 2005. But is the owner of a 2005 Toyota Avalon with 150,000 miles more likely to experience this as, say, the owner of 2010 Toyota Corolla fresh out of the...Read More»

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Toyota Recall: Dealers To Start Fixing Gas Pedals This Weekend

While Toyota has been accused of being extremely slow to respond in issuing a recall for its floor-mat-related, unintended-acceleration issue, the automaker has responded remarkably quickly with a solution to its other, unrelated recall—regarding sticking accelerator mechanisms. Toyota (NYSE: TM)...Read More»

Badge on 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
12 Born-In-The-U.S.A. Fuel Sippers

Want American-made and fuel-efficient? A small car, too? You don't have many choices. Shoppers are valuing fuel efficiency more than before, especially now that they might be able to take advantage of a $4,500 Cash-for-Clunkers incentive. While there are plenty of stars-and-stripes-waving larger...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Genesis
2009 Hyundai Genesis Drives To The Top Of J.D. Power's Heap

The good times for Hyundai keep on rolling: J.D. Power and Associates has given top marks in its Vehicle Launch Index to the 2009 Hyundai Genesis. The Index "quantifies how well new vehicle models -- including new entries to the market and all new redesigned models -- perform during the first eight...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
General Motors Launches Six-Day, 72-Hour Sale

In an effort to keep the wheels of (re)invention rolling, General Motors has released plans for a "72-Hour Sale", which starts today and runs through July 6. By our calculations, that's considerably longer than 72 hours, but we're going to give GM the benefit of the doubt and assume they mean...Read More»

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D-I-V-O-R-C-E: GM Calls it Quits with Toyota, NUMMI

General Motors is washing its hands of the joint venture it operates with Toyota in California--the NUMMI plant in Fremont, Calif., where the companies teamed to build the Pontiac Vibe, and where Toyota builds the Tacoma pickup and Corolla sedan. We've been telling you for months that GM probably...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe w/1SA
Pontiac Dies in August With the 2010 Vibe; What Will NUMMI Do Next?

General Motors is shutting down the Pontiac brand--and now, it's confirmed the final Pontiac will be built in August 2009. GM said in a press release today that it would build the last Pontiac Vibe in about two months, bringing the history of the 90-year-old brand to a close. The Vibe is listed by...Read More»

Pontiac On Sale
Fire Sale Pricing: Fact Or Fiction

The law of supply and demand is what's at work here, folks. As auto sales continue at subterranean levels compared to a few years ago, there are deals to be had in the new car market. The bankruptcies and dealer closings at General Motors and Chrysler have only added more downward pricing on...Read More»

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