2010 Vibe Base Wagon SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM Recall

On August 31, 2009, the NHTSA and Pontiac announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM. Learn more about this problem below.
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2010 Vibe Base Wagon SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM Recall

Recall ID # 09V392000 - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Recall Date
AUG 31, 2009

Model Affected
2010 PONTIAC VIBE

Recall Summary
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 PONTIAC VIBE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.8L ENGINE AND ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, COLORADO, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, IOWA, KANSAS, MAINE, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. WHEN DRIVING UNDER CERTAIN UNIQUE CONDITIONS IN EXTREMELY LOW AMBIENT TEMPERATURES, THE INTAKE MANIFOLD SUCTION PORT FOR THE BRAKE VACUUM CAN BECOME LOCKED DUE TO THE FREEZING OF CONDENSATION RESULTING FROM POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION.

Defect Consenquence
THIS COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASE IN VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Remedy
DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE BRAKE VACUUM LINE FREE OF CHARGE. A SPECIAL ADVISORY LETTER WILL BE SENT TO OWNERS OF VEHICLES REGISTERED IN ALL OTHER STATES IN THE SAME TIME FRAME. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 23, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

Units Affected
10119

Notes
GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 09199
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