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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 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.

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2002 Pontiac Firebird fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Pontiac Firebird Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 122003

(reported on)

Firebird 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Problems with electrical system, clutch, pistons, dash fan and rear right molding. The vehicle developed a crack in the cylinder head. Saturn repaired the part but would not reimburse the consumer for repair cost due to the vehicle exceeding the warranty. At the time of the repair the vehicle had 96K plus miles. The vehicle also experienced the following: Engine knocking/loss of power (8 pistons were replaced), after engine problem/repair, engine oil consumption occurred (one quart every 1300 hundred miles, bang noise in the clutch (bearing was replaced), water and haze was in the high/low beam inside the bulbs, left headlight shorted out/wire burnt (actuator was replaced), the brake pedal rubber guard had detached, the gas tether detached, there was an engine knock upon acceleration, the ignition module and camshaft position sensor experienced performance problems, the transmission shimmies when shifting under the vehicle when the clutch depressed, the headlights, rear light, dash lights, radio lights, and the interior lights would continuously flicker. In cold weather the shifter failed to engage in 2nd and 4th gears.

- Sudbury, MA, USA

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