This is a "new Vibe". I just bought it at the end of October and have been working on it. Got the safety check done on it last week and transferred it to my name....so at least it is "fit". All I need to do is get insurance and plates for it now. It is for daughter #2....who won't be 16 until August 2019, so there is no rush to get it on the road. I got a Vibe in August for daughter #1 and have liked it so much that I figured on getting another one.
There was just a piece of the old clip in the hatch, but the spring was nowhere to be found. Someone had obviously been in there since it broke. It works using the key fob, but obviously not with the key.
I'm sure one or more of those clips available by Dorman would work....thanks for the tip! They are metal as well, so they won't break like the plastic ones used. As for a spring....yeah, there is probably one out there that could be MacGyver'd to work, another great tip!
The spring and clip were not available at the dealership, and of course the whole latch assembly is only available. There are two different ones, and of course mine is the more expensive one at $298.32. I went to a local "pick and pull" and picked up the whole assembly for $17.70. Just have to swap out the old with the new.
Thank you all for your responses and ideas, it is greatly appreciated.