Pontiac Dealers Begin Receiving Repair Parts

The Toyota-related Pontiac Vibe recall is almost nearing its conclusion, after American manufacturer GM announced today it has begun shipping repair parts to dealers, with letters to be mailed to customers starting February 16. Repairs are scheduled to begin startingwith February 26, GM says in a release.

"Repair parts for the sticking accelerator pedal condition in the Pontiac Vibe will begin being shipped to General Motors dealers this week (Feb. 8). Letters to Vibe customers will be mailed Feb. 16 with instructions to contact their Pontiac dealer after Feb. 22 to have a precision-cut steel reinforcement bar inserted into the accelerator pedal assembly."

"The installation will take about 30 minutes but customers may need to leave their vehicles with dealers for a longer period of time."

This fix is only meant to cover the sticking accelerator pedal issue, as the one regarding the floor mats is still under way. GM will send an additional letter to customers, as soon as a remedy for this other one is found. Until then...

"For now, customers are urged to take out any removable floor mat and place it in the trunk of the Vibe and not replace it with any other mat. Customers who choose against taking out the removable floor mat are encouraged to check the operation of the accelerator, brake and, if applicable, the clutch pedals to assure the floor mat does not interfere with them."

GM recalled model year 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe, built the now defunct New United Motor Manufacturing (NUMMI) joint venture with Toyota in the end of January. No number of affected units has been provided.
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