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Pontiac Vibe 2009+

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  • wtd44wtd44 Posts: 1,211
    I agree with you that the oil change should come every 3K. It's just a little assurance thing to keep one from being sorry later, you might say. :shades:

    I only have 400 miles on my 09 AWD 2.4--
  • zzsignupzzsignup Posts: 6
    I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall the very first oil change should be around 3000 due to engine break-in.

    I usually do the normal oil-change at 5000-7000, since I do mostly highway miles.
  • mywreckmywreck Posts: 5
    Thank heavens for that! I find it very annoying when someone locks their car and the horn honks.
  • wtd44wtd44 Posts: 1,211
    The honking can be slightly startling, but it has a value for reassurance of locking, and also in locating the car. In addition, some game-playing for amusement... :P
  • morristrmmorristrm Posts: 1
    Annoying. Rude. Crude. Uncivil. Should be outlawed.
  • gary_ggary_g Posts: 13
    "I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall the very first oil change should be around 3000 due to engine break-in."

    - My manual does indeed say every 5000 miles for an '08.

    I will make the 1st oil change at 5000 miles, after that I'll do evey 7000 miles.

    Take care.
  • wtd44wtd44 Posts: 1,211
    "Annoying. Rude. Crude. Uncivil. Should be outlawed."

    And I'll take a dozen now, thanks! ;)
  • kasjunkasjun Posts: 4
    although i prefer the locking to be silent many vehicles have the option of either silent or horn sounding. it can't be too hard to include that.
    on another note i would like to let anyone out there interested in the chrome clad 17 inch wheels to know they are actually not chrome but only a plastic wrapped wheel that chips easily. our vibe started peeling off after only 1500 miles and pontiac will do nothing about it. just thought i would warn anyone interested in those wheels. i don't know how they figure these are worth 650 dollars extra for plastic.
  • At less than 4,000 miles and none of it on what one would call a rugged road, I have pinholes on the front spoiler (air dam). At first, I thought the pits were bugs. Upon close inspection, they are irregularly shaped specks of silver ("liquid platinum"?) paint, each with a small hinge to reveal the black elastomeric spoiler. The coating should be more resilient. I still love my Vibe GT but am disappointed.
  • rob52rob52 Posts: 2
    I CHANGED MY OIL ON A 2.4 ENGINE AND THE DIPSTICK READS FULL
    AT 4 QUARTS. THE 2009 VIBE MANUAL STATES THE ENGINE IS FULL AT 4.5 QUARTS. HAS ANYONE RUN INTO A SIMILIAR SITUATION? I READ ABOUT 2000 TOYOTA TRUCKS BEING SENT FROM THE FACTORY WITH
    THE WRONG DIPSTICK AND HAD TO BE REPLACED BY TOYOTA.
  • wtd44wtd44 Posts: 1,211
    Did you change the oil filter as well? Whether you did or didn't could make a difference in the oil required to reach the mark on the dipstick. I haven't changed the oil and filter yet on my 2009 Vibe AWD, so I don't have a pat answer. :confuse:
  • bones8bones8 Posts: 2
    Pontiac refers to the Vibe auto trans option as; 5 speed automatic with Driver Shift Control. What does Driver Shift Conrol mean. How is it different from the automatics I have driving? thanks
  • bikerscumbikerscum Posts: 9
    The shifter is electronic. Pull it down into drive & it shifts as normal. Move the shifter to the left from there & it becomes a tap shifter... bump it forward to upshift, backward to downshift. It does not give you full manual control.... you can force a downshift, but not an upshift if the trans would not shift into that gear at that speed. In other words, you can't tap it forward 4 times & start out in fifth.
  • bones8bones8 Posts: 2
    Thanks for the repsonse and understandable explanation.
  • maxx4memaxx4me Posts: 1,340
    Can anyone tell me if they have discovered where the cannister is on the 1.8 liter engine? I have been told it requires a "special tool" to remove the lid, but this could be nothing more than a phillips head screwdriver for all I know. I don't want to buy this car if I can't change the oil myself. Thanks.
  • repoman1repoman1 Posts: 64
    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.
  • nortsr1nortsr1 Posts: 1,060
    Go to weathertech.com They have real good bug deflectors and EASY to Install...usually fits into existing underhood holes with no drilling. No, I don't work for them....but...they really do have excellent products.
  • repoman1repoman1 Posts: 64
    The weathertech stuff looks nice, exactly what I am looking for. Unfortunately they do not have a hood deflector for the 2009 Vibe yet. The only option that I can find right now is putting 3M Scotchgard or Invsi-Mask film on the hood.
  • I just bought a 2009 Vibe in liquid platinum with the 1.8 and auto trans. I have the hubcaps in 16" and was wishing I could have got aluminum wheels but I couldn't with that package combo. Anyway, I've been searching for accessories and noticed someone on e-bay selling body moldings for a VIBE 09.
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