by: Jonathon Ramsey, AOL Autos

    It is easy to forget that among the debris swirling in the tornado of claims against Toyota, the Pontiac Vibe is really a Toyota Matrix. Hence, the Vibe is also included in Toyota's recent recall of 2.3 million vehicles to repair accelerator pedal mechanisms that could stick and cause unintended acceleration.

    The Vibe was built at the NUMMI plant in a California. The joint venture between Toyota and General Motors became a victim of last year's industry turmoil. GM pulled out of the partnership last June, and Toyota is reportedly ending production there in March.

    We reached out to Alan Adler from General Motors, who said that they have not received reports of any problems from Vibe owners.

    "The 2009-2010 Vibe recall will be included with whatever vehciles Toyota identifies for recall. So far, Toyota has not told GM how many Vibes are involved in the recall," said Adler. "It is unclear at this point when the recall will begin. To date, we are unaware of any customer complaints on accelerator pedal sticking on the 2009-2010 Vibe."

    GM doesn't yet know how many 2009 and 2010 model Vibes are included in the recall. When it receives details on numbers and the fix from Toyota, customers will be notified and they can get their hatches repaired at Buick-GMC dealerships.

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    jetwaydave Mar 02, 2010 3:08 PM
    My question is did Toyota share all the information with GM regarding the Vibe/Matrix problems ?? I never would have bought my Vibe 10 months ago had I know any of these problems.. Now I am seeing that Toyota had the same problems dating back to 2002...
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    rosebuffalo Feb 12, 2010 8:41 AM
    My gas pedal has stuck twice on my 09 VIBE..once coming out of the bank ATM drive thru and once backing into my garage. Both times I was lucky to slam on the brakes and slide into neutral. Hope I get my letter soon!
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    pfotohog Jan 26, 2010 4:57 AM
    The Vibe is a great car.
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    casperandangel1 Jan 26, 2010 4:52 AM
    In May 2007 I made the mistake of getting a 2007 Toyota Corolla that was made at the NUMMI factory & have filed 4 Lemon Law complaints on it.. Toyota's response on those complaints is that 'these are design flaws'.. This car is a death trap & I can't wait for the lease to be up so that they can have it back..
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    stephons33 Jan 25, 2010 11:27 PM
    Don't worry...all you average people will still buy Toyota. The most average car in America and that's what the majority of Americans are looking for...average. Enjoy.
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    It is easy to forget that the Pontiac Vibe is really a Toyota Matrix. Hence, the Vibe is also included in Toyota's recent recall of 2.3 million vehicles.


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