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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,032 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.

2001 Pontiac Firebird electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Pontiac Firebird Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 162006

Firebird 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


: the contact stated upon entering the vehicle, a burning odor was detected. The contact opened the trunk and noticed a beach towel had two burn marks on it. The towel was moved and the vehicle has not been inspected by a mechanic.

- Swansea, MA, USA

problem #4

May 102002

Firebird 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,580 miles
Electrical power trunk and convertible top. The vehicle caught on fire. It was determined the fire started in the trunk. The housing over the convertible top had burned up. The vehicle was totaled.

- Scituate, MA, USA

problem #3

May 012003

Firebird 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Turn signals operate sporadically, whether standing or moving. This has been happening for approximately 3 months and the dealer found nothing wrong.

- Marina, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 062002

Firebird 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,580 miles
A fire started in the trunk of the vehicle. Scc

- Pasadena , CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 052002

Firebird 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Headlamps will flicker intermittantly when driving. Dealership is unable to duplicate problem.

- Moraine, OH, USA

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