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#150 of 169 Re: ODB Codes P02420, P0441, P0453 [arthur13206]
Jan 04, 2011 (1:04 am)
As of today, and many phone calls later, I am still waiting for the Dealerships Mechanic to order and install the needed part. Has anyone else had extensive wait times for VIBE parts or is this dealer and his mechanic totally nonfunctional.
I am also wondering if this malfunction is the same problem described in TSB 050604074. Has anyone had their PCM [power-train control module] replaced?
#151 of 169 Re: ODB Codes P02420, P0441, P0453 [arthur13206]
Jan 07, 2011 (11:04 pm)
This is out of hand. I took my vibe back to the place I bought it for the 4th time Wed. morning. He said he bought the part himself and was taking the car to his mechanic that morning. I called in once a day for a progress report and his mechanic said he consulted with the GM dealer and was making the repair. Now it is Friday night and still no car. This is looking very bad for GM when they can't even figure out what is wrong with their own cars. The Vibe will forever be the black eye GM never recovered from. I really feel bad for anybody who bought GM stock. Their dealerships are worthless for providing service.
#152 of 169 Re: ODB Codes P02420, P0441, P0453 [arthur13206]
Jan 08, 2011 (5:33 pm)
Somewhere I discussed my problem with my '07 Vibe. About a year ago, it was towed to the Pontiac dealer after it would not run. The computer control module (may have a different title) that controls most engine functions had failed. The dealer replaced it that day. The down time was one day. The part in question is subject to a tentative recall. I received the letter from Pontiac. Since mine has been replaced, I may not be affected. The part was made by Delphi (must be another bankrupt GM parts supplier). The upcoming recall affects Toyota Corollas and Matrixes as well. Delphi may not be selling parts if this quality disaster is typical of their engineering and production talents. The Vibe is the latest, and probably the last, of my four GM vehicles. It is the only one that had to be towed to the dealer. The other three had more than their share of problems, however. Good luck with what otherwise is a good vehicle.
#154 of 169 Re: engine burns oil [oliver17]
Jan 08, 2011 (6:53 pm)
Wish I'd have seen this earlier, hope you still have your little Vibe. I own a '03 Vibe in which I change the Oil & Filter only once each year & it doesn't use or loose any oil. Suggest you do a complete Engine Flush, that will very likely solve your problem. For more details please contact me via my email:
I'll be glad to give you step-by-step instructions.
I can almost promise this will eliminate all oil burning/loss.
#155 of 169 Re: ODB Codes P02420, P0441, P0453 [hardcharger43]
Jan 08, 2011 (8:31 pm)
Thanks for the update. Do you know if a recall number has been assigned yet? If available the recall # and the production number of the defective part would be of great help to the rest of us who are searching for info on this. I do remember seeing the name Delphi some place else. I think this may be the part that is causing my problem. Other possible names I've seen for this part are PCM [Power Train Control Module] and ECM [Engine Control Module].
Jan 26, 2011 (2:01 pm)
My check engine light went on this morning. I have a 2006 Vibe, i checked the oil and it was low so i added 2 qts (its been a while since i changed oil)..
i went to Autozone and the guy there said the computer said it was some sort of "emissions" prob. I just filled up yesterday so im thinking i didn't tighten the cap enough, so i did. How long does it take for the light to reset itself?
No sure what else it could be.. and driving with that light on freaks me out. I have 62k miles on it.
thanks in advance for your help.
#157 of 169 Re: check engine light [whirlygirl72]
Jan 26, 2011 (2:15 pm)
The light should go off immediately. My 2003 Vibe Check Engine light came on & it turned out that it was the O2 sensor in the exhaust. I added a bottle of AMSOIL Performance Improver (PI) & after driving about 20 miles it went out. I believe the same will work for you.
#158 of 169 Re: check engine light [lubeexpert]
Jan 26, 2011 (2:36 pm)
geez, enough of the advertising already. Back to planet earth: if your CEL is because of you not tightening the gas cap, it will take several cycles of the engine (on/off) before it goes off. I does not go off immediately.
#159 of 169 Re: check engine light [maxx4me]
Jan 26, 2011 (2:48 pm)
thank you so much!