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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Roof And Pillars Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 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 Firebird body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Pontiac Firebird Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 031999


  • miles


Consumer was driving on the highway, and hit a deer on the driver's side and the deer flew onto the roof of the car. The car crashed into a ditch of water, and went under water. Electrical system locked the doors. The T-top glass roof would not open. Passenger's window was opened, to get consumer out. Also, driver's airbag did not deploy at all.

- Eldorado, AK, USA

problem #1

Aug 291998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 55-60 mp, the driver's side T top shattered. The dealer is aware of the problem. The problem has not been corrected.

- Granite, IL, USA

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