General Motors Recalls 2005-08 Pontiac Vibe

General Motors is recalling 161,754 2005-’08 Pontiac Vibes to correct a problem with the engine control module that could lead to engine stalling. The campaign is linked directly to last week’s recall by Toyota of more than 1.1 million Corolla and Matrix vehicles from the same model years. All three vehicles — Vibe, Corolla and Matrix — are based on the Corolla platform.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the engine control module on cars equipped with the 1ZZ-FE (LV6) engine and two-wheel drive “may have been improperly manufactured.”

NHTSA said that, in some cases, “the engine may not start or the engine could shut off while the vehicle is being driven.”

GM has not yet provided an owner notification schedule, but its dealers will correct the defective cars free of charge. Contact GM at 800-620-7668 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

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  2. Good afternoon,

    We have received numerous recall cards and have called our local GM dealer to schedule an appointment to get module fixed. We are told they will call us back with an appointment so they can check or order the part. That call has not been returned at all.

    I would really like to get this problem fixed as soon as possible. The car is used daily for work. The appointment would have to be on the week-end unless a loner is provided.

    Thank-you…Have a good day’

    Paula J Tonnon

  3. Hi Paula,

    I wanted to let you know that we are not affiliated with General Motors and can’t help you set up an appointment for the recall. Our site is about bringing attention to issues with GM cars that may qualify under the Lemon Law and help consumers find a lawyer to help them. If we can help in that regard, we’ll be in touch. Thank you!

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