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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,500 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.

2003 Pontiac Bonneville fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 252014

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville. The contact stated that after the vehicle was refueled, a fuel odor emitted from the vehicle and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank was leaking and the fuel tank pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 03V238000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 160,000. Update 01/15/16

- Freeport, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 012013


  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville. The contact stated that fuel fumes emitted into the vehicle and all the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the fuel injectors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that the sunroof failed to operate, both side mirrors would operate independently and when the vehicle was started a whistling noise activated that would last for several minutes. The independent mechanic replaced unknown parts. However, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Rome, GA, USA

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