Neither the Toyota unintended acceleration floor mat recall, nor last week’s sticking pedal recall should give Pontiac Vibe owners any cause for concern, according to General Motors.
Even though the Vibe shares a common platform with the recalled Toyota Corolla and Matrix models, “based on GM’s experience, the Vibe is safe to drive,” TheDetroitBureau.com was told by a General Motors spokesperson.
GM has not received any “relevant” customer complaints for the 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe.
The company also says that there were not any complaints found in a search of U.S. and Canadian databases.
However, since it was announced that the Vibe was included in the two Toyota recalls, GM says “we have received several complaints of alleged sticking accelerator pedals. To the best of our knowledge, the Vibe vehicles were safely brought to a stop. We are investigating each of the claims.”
GM says it will communicate with the approximately 99,000 Vibe owners in the United States and Canada as soon as it receives additional information to share about the recall from Toyota.
Any customer who experiences any accelerator pedal issue should immediately park the vehicle, and have it towed to their GM dealer for an inspection, the company said.
The Vibe was built through August 2009 at the New United Motor Manufacturing (NUMMI) plant in Fremont, Calif., which was a joint venture of GM and Toyota.
Toyota is in the process of shutting the plant down.