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2010 Pontiac Vibe news, pictures, and information
New for 2010• Exterior color: Ignition Orange Metallic replaces Mystic Blue Metallic
• Air conditioning standard on all 2.4L-equipped models
• Luggage rack available on AWD models
• Cargo management package and Sun & Sound package available on base 1.8L models
Source - Pontiac
GM Tests Show Vibe Brakes Can Stop Unintended AccelerationGeneral Motors has tested two Pontiac Vibe small SÚVs and found the brakes stop the vehicle in case of unintended acceleration.
The 2009-10 Pontiac Vibe, a sister vehicle of the Toyota Matrix, is included in two Toyota recalls related to unintended acceleration, one for sticking accelerator pedals and one for possible floor mat entrapment. The Vibe was designed and engineered by Toyota and manufactured through August 2009 at New Únited Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NÚMMI), a joint venture between Toyota and GM.
'We ran the Vibe wide open at 60 miles an hour and the brakes were able to bring the vehicle to a safe stop within 169 meters, consistent wîth our internal requirement for brake performance.' said Martin Hogan, GM director of brake systems.
In the rare case of a sticking throttle, a driver should apply the brakes firmly and steadily until you come to a stop. Do not pump the brakes, which can deplete the available vacuum boost from the brake system.
Any customer who experiences any accelerator pedal issue should immediately park the vehicle, and have it towed to their GM dealer for an inspection.
|Engine : 1.8 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 132 hp
Torque: 128 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 158 hp
Torque: 162 ft-lbs
5-speed Manual, 4-speed Automatic, 4-speed Automatic, 5-speed Automatic
None of the complaints have resulted in a crash or injury.
Prior to the recall announcements, GM had not received any relevant customer complaints in the 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe. Nor were there any complaints found in a search of Ú.S. and Canadian databases.
GM will communicate wîth the approximately 99,000 Vibe owners in the Únited States and Canada as soon as additional information about the recalls is received from Toyota.Source - Pontiac
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