Recall Alert: 2003-04 Pontiac Vibe

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General Motors is recalling 135,749 model year 2003-04 Pontiac Vibe hatchbacks due to an electrical problem that could cause the airbags to deploy, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the affected vehicles, manufactured between Jan. 18, 2002, and April 27, 2004, the supplemental restraint system circuits are susceptible to internal electrical shorting; this may create an abnormal current flow and increased heat, which may damage the circuits. The problem could result in an inadvertent deployment of the front airbags or seat belt pretensioners, increasing the risk of a crash.

General Motors will notify owners, though no notification schedule has been specified. Dealers will install a supplemental harness containing an electrical filter between the airbag control module and its wire harness for free. Owners can call GM at 800-620-7668 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

Today's recall follows Wednesday's recall of 752,000 model year 2003-04 Corolla compact sedans and Matrix hatchbacks; the Pontiac Vibe is related to the Matrix and was produced during a Toyota-GM partnership.

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Comments 

Edward Russo

As the owner of both a 2004 Toyota Corolla as well as a 2004 Pontiac Vibe, I have received a recall notice from Toyota and had the work performed today.
After two contacts with GM and my local dealer there is no record of a recall contrary to what is stated here and echoed by Consumer Reports in the current (May 2013) issue.
Pontiac (GM) needs to pick up their game as a previous window recall on this car had Toyota send the notice out long before GM did.

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