Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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Passlock System Failure


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
170,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Pontiac Bonneville electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 072011

Bonneville SE 3.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles


Dex cool intake manifold issues. Plastic intake manifolds. Pass lock systems that fail. Corruption at its peak. Paint peeling off of cars like an orange.

I cannot understand why gm cannot design and build quality cars like they used to.It is not a mystery that they were hurting financially,because you are not going to have returning customers when you do not care about them. GM only has one goal in my opinion,make cars that do not last past 7 yrs without major repair issues and huge profits. Why has GM been allowed to do this to consumers and not go to jail that is the question! Where are we being protected as consumers.They build unreliable cars and don't stand behind them when they fail costing consumers thousands of dollars in repairs.when a customer wants to get a part they say it has been discontinued.They have complicated cars on purpose so a hard working man or woman on a budget cannot repair it themselves.

Shame on you auto makers.Also when their models that were not built with reliability in mind stop selling they discontinue them and leave the customer up a creek without a paddle. Auto makers start building cars that last like they used to and stop being cheap

- , Benton Harbor, MI, USA

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