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NHTSA — Fuel System, Other Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,600 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #1

May 082004

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,600 miles


Vehicle was operating under normal conditions, vehicle was purchased used. Two blocks from my destination, the car was running rough, almost like it was sputtering. I parked the car in the hopes it would start, the backfire that I never heard, not only broke the nose off the starter, blew a hole in the intake manifold and filled the engine with antifreeze. Luckily for me I had shut the car off before any major damage had been done to the engine. I had the car towed back to the dealer I had purchased the vehicle from. Monday came and I then went to the dealer to have them fix this vehicle I had just purchased only 3 months prior, they looked at it and gave me a $700 estimate, knowing full well that this is a defect with the vehicle, but would not provide me with temporary transportation while waiting for the repars to be done. I asked that they put the old parts that had been replaced into the trunk for further investigation by me. Have done research on this on the internet only to find this a more common problem with this vehicle than had been imagined. Why must someone die before something is done about this defect with this vehicle"?"

- Oxford, AL, USA

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