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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Torque Converter Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 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.

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2001 Pontiac Firebird transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Pontiac Firebird Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 222002

Firebird 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles


When car is sitting still and in park or neutral there is a vibration thru out car @ 2200 RPM's. when vehicle is in drive the vibration occurs at 48-51 mph. This vibration is worse when the vehicle is in motion. Two different dealerships say this is a "normal characteristic" of this car. Both dealerships have agreed there is a vibration but say "they can do nothing about it". they have also said that some of these cars vibrations are worse than mine.

- Moraine, OH, USA

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