2009 Pontiac VIBE Power Train Automatic Transmission Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2009 Pontiac VIBE Power Train Automatic Transmission Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID776311
 Internal NHTSA #10319187
 Model Year2009
 File date10/02/10
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI drive a 2009 pontiac vibe (essentially a toyota matrix) and under the right circumstance the vehicle will upshift right after you put on the brake causing the vehicle to surge ahead for a moment due to the upshift. It only happens at around speed of 25-35 mph. This is obviously not a pedal issue but a transmission programming and or solenoid valve issue in the transmission. The car has been reprogrammed per the tsb for harsh shifting. I will admit that some of the harshness has gone away but the upshift issue while slowing down still remains. From what i have read many others have had this issue as well, even after the reprogramming of the transmission (check out genvibe. Com, you will find other owners suffer from this as well). The issue is especially noticeable while coming down a hill and it happens to me almost daily because i go down a large hill outside of my house daily. I am very careful while going down this hill to have my foot on the brake at all times as the car can upshift at anytime causing a brief forward surge. There are always children waiting at the bottom of the hill for the school bus when i leave in the morning so i am concerned for there safety more than mine at the moment but as i said, i am always extremely aware of the issue and very careful while descending the hill. I would be willing to demonstrate this issue to anyone if needed.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure5000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateANKENY, IA
VIN pattern 5Y2SP67099ZXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase28/03/23
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed30
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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