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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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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.

2001 Pontiac Firebird engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Pontiac Firebird Owner Comments

problem #3

May 312002

(reported on)


  • miles


There is a knocking noise in the engine. Contacted dealer. Had engine repaired, problem reoccurred.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery amp gauge fluxuates random, maxing amp (18) then dropping dramatically dow as low as (8). Lights (headlights, brake lights, dash) brighten and dims at random including high beams. Car dies, steering becomes difficult at random when turning sharply to left or right.

- Monteagle, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 272001

(reported on)


  • miles
Excessive oil consumption - approximately 1quart of oil is consumed every 1000 miles. Electrical - during acceleration the left front headlight shorts out. This has escalated to not turning on after the car is warm and driven, stopped and turned off, then turned on again. Currently, not turning on at all. If I tap on the light, it flickers.

- La Canada, CA, USA

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