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Pontiac Vibe Transmission Troubles

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  • 0rch1d0rch1d Posts: 2
    So I sent all of the information requested to the GM customer service person who posts on this forum and was informed there was nothing they could do for me. If only I had driven my car another 20 miles to the dealership with the check engine light on and the hard shifting, then they would apparently stand behind their product. I guess they wanted me to risk my life driving 20 miles on the interstate with a faulty PCM/transmission.
  • redman14redman14 Posts: 1
    So my wife had the PCM on her 2006 VIBE replaced in October 2011. A couple of weeks ago the car started having symptomatic problems described in the PCM recall letter (harsh transmission, engine stalling to be exact). We took it back to the dealership that replaced the PCM and they are saying that the PCM is fine but the evaporative canister needs to be replaced.

    I don't know enough about cars but does a faulty evaporative canister cause similar issues to that of a faulty PCM or is the dealership pulling my chain on this one?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,080
    redman14,
    Thank you for taking the time to post your question. Unfortunately I do not have technical information. If you are unsure of your dealers’ diagnosis I would recommend getting a second opinion from a different GM dealer. Please keep us updated on your concerns. Please feel free to email me directly.
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
    SocialMedia@GM.com
  • lalswiftlalswift Posts: 14
    Good luck with your vibe transmission. Unfortunately, you will need to do all of it on your own. GM will initially act concerned but will ultimately offer no support or financial compensation. We spent $3000 fixing our transmission after the PCM failed. The PCM was a known defect and caused a lot of damage. GM was too big too fail so taxpayers bailed them out. I, apparently am too small.
  • I am having the same issue with my car...
    I had the PCM Recall part changed on August 1, 2012 & my check engine light came on after about 1,500 miles, had the code read it said TCC solenoid ...
    This seems like a common issue... not sure what to do now...
  • onteoonteo Posts: 4
    Hi I have a 2003 vibe and the manual transmission shudders in 1 st gear. My gm dealer can't find that the manual granny's have a pressure switch, and no recall. Anyone have an idea on what to do?
  • onteoonteo Posts: 4
    Hi I have a 2003 vibe and the manual transmission shudders in 1 st gear,but not every time. No rhyme or reason. My gm dealer can't find that the manual transmission's have a pressure switch, and no recall on it Does Anyone have an idea on what to do?
  • onteoonteo Posts: 4
    What a waste of time the 800 Pontiac number was. In india Had never had a call about a Pontiac transmission with my problem before. Called the same dealer I just left to ask them the same questions I just asked them. No wonder people are buying foreign cars.
  • onteoonteo Posts: 4
    What a waste of time the 800 Pontiac number was. Russel In india Had never had a call about a Pontiac transmission with my first gear shuddering problem before. Called the same dealer I just left to ask them the same questions I just asked them. Anyone know of how to reach a specialist not just a call center ? No wonder people are buying real foreign cars.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,080
    Good morning onteo,
    We're sorry that your experience with the Customer Assistance Center was frustrating; if you wanted to forward the last 8 digits of your VIN to us, we can check into the Service Request they set up. We can be reached at socialmedia@gm.com

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • the last snow storm i hit a snow drift and all of a sudden i had no movement woulldn't go a head or back wondering if the recall on the pcm could be the reason the car still runs great.
    I am also having trouble with my 2009 vibe everytime it needs AWD the engine light come on and an ecs light whats that
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,080
    nessasue,
    If you would like for us to check to see if there are any open recalls on your 2005 Vibe, please email us the last 8 digits of your VIN at socialmedia@gm.com.

    As your engine light is coming on, it may be a good idea to get your 2009 Vibe in to be checked out. Let us know if we can be of any assistance to you in that process.

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • i have a 03 vibe 5 speed. i have had the car for a year and a half love the car but about 2 weeks ago i started hearing a grinding noise, i checked and found out that the bearing in the transmission is going out so i called gm customer service and they refused to listen to me about the transmission all they were interested in was finding out when i would be bringing my car in for a recall on a totally unrelated issue. obviously they are aware of many problems this car has since there have been recalls on multiple issues with this car but for some reason they are ignoring the faulty manual transmissions they are putting into these cars. after doing some research online i have found out that many people are having these same issues so i am seriously considering filing a class action lawsuit especially since this is a problem that could have (if not already) cost people their lives. anyone interested in participating let me know.
  • lburgelburge Posts: 1
    Caron,
    I have a 2007 Pontiac Vibe that I purchased on 4/22/2008. Vin# 5Y2SL65807Z419828. About 2 months ago I had the ECM recall work done as the car started to act up with harsh transmission shifting. All was good until a week ago on the freeway with the cruise control on the check engine light turned on again with the torque converter solenoid code. I currently have no symptoms but expecting them soon. After reading blog after blog and never having any problems with the vehicle before the ECM issue I believe the current issue is in conjunction with the previous one. Is there anything GM can do for me or am I at the mercy of the dealerships? Please help.
    Craig B.
    cburge@wi.rr.com
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