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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Module Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Pontiac Bonneville electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 021999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Intermittently vehicle will suddenly accelerate or stall and die. Dealer has replaced the alternator generator and the ECM. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 111997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently while driving the vehicle shuts off, losing power brakes, power steering, etc. The dealer was not able to duplicate the problem. The computer was reprogrammed in February of 98. The problem still exists.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 201997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle about 10 mph and sometimes higher speeds, according to consumer, the vehicle just shuts off, losing power and steering power. The engine check light comes on when engine stops. Consumer had taken vehicle to dealer twice they said: The problem is with the fuel pump that's why the engine was not working. Consumer states that the fuel pump was not the cause of the problem, possible engine problem.

- Gilbertsville, PA, USA

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