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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,485 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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2007 Pontiac Solstice electrical problems

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2007 Pontiac Solstice Owner Comments

problem #20

Oct 232016

Solstice

  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Passenger airbag sensor broken/defective. I started the car one morning and the "service air bag" came on. I took it to a mechanic, who said the seat sensor in the passenger seat is broken. He told me it was a common problem for this model, and advised me to file this complaint.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #19

May 012016

Solstice

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that the passenger seat sensor activated when the seat was unoccupied. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to an independent mechanic where the diagnosis was the same. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #18

Jun 192015

Solstice

  • 51,253 miles
Recall 2007 for rear axle pinion seal and for air bags, electrical system. An going issue for these vehicles which GM refuses to take responsibility for. Both were "repaired" in original recall but are recurring. I made contact with GM and they will not take any action on either problem. The vehicle has 51000 original miles. Repairs cost me over $3500 for both on 6/19/2015. GM case # 71-1488399100.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #17

Dec 122014

Solstice

  • 57,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I recently took my 2007 Pontiac Solstice into a local GM dealership to have the ignition switch replaced. Within less of a month my vehicle'a engine light has came on, my car indicates that my gas cap is loose, an I am having issues with the transmission shift. When I purchased the vehicle I believe the car dealership knew of the issues prior and did not relay the information to me. My car is too dangerous to drive and I am unable to purchase a new vehicle. I may lose my job because a faulty car that was sold to me !

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #16

Apr 012014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lindenhurst, NY, USA

problem #15

Mar 152014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the parts needed were unavailable to perform the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #14

May 152014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After having my transmission replaced, my throttle sticks and erratically idles. When putting it in neutral and rolling to a stop my car idles up to 3000 RPM.

- Havelock, NC, USA

problem #13

Jul 012014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Had message service air bag come on. System showed passenger air bag off. Took vehicle to GM dealer. Inspection showed a defective passenger presence sensor, compromising both air bags. This would require a $800 repair.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #12

Mar 052014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact was concerned for his safety since the parts were still not available in order to repair recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The vehicle has no experience the failure. The vehicle current mileage was 2,600.

- Yoakum, TX, USA

problem #11

Mar 052014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the part was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. There were no failures.

- Maimisburg, OH, USA

problem #10

Mar 192014

Solstice

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated she had received NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the dealer did not have the part available. The contact felt that the recall had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The manufacturer was contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Barbeau, MI, USA

problem #9

Jan 012013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
When I go to slow down either by coasting or light braking when my car gets to about 20mph it feels like it suddenly brakes or down shifts but if it were not for the seat belt it would send the driver and passengers into the windshield!! it is terrifying!! I am a master mechanic and I verified that it wasn't the brakes grabbing by shifting the car into neutral before it slowed to 20 mph and when you do that the car will not suddenly jerk stopped. It sets many codes tcm etc. I had the tcm replaced and synced at dealership but the car is still doing it. The code now reads that "communication to the tcm is lost" I was told by GM when speaking to them about the latest recall on the ignition switch that they said it could be related because the ignition switch recall affects the car shutting off, rolling away and the airbag inoperative light. Many other Pontiac Solstice owners are having the same problem. It is very dangerous and is going to cause accidents if not fixed. Please help.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #8

Apr 072014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice gxt. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 14V171000 (electrical system) and stated that the dealer indicated that the necessary parts were not available to complete the recall repair. The contact stated that the recall repair was not completed in a reasonable amount of time. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not contacted.

- Burridge, IL, USA

problem #7

Apr 012014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Pontiac Solstice. Submission from re safety recall notice(GM recall #14063) the consumer stated didn't understand why, it took so look to discover the defect, relating to the ignition switch recall.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 192014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for when the remedy part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Grapevine , TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 152013

Solstice

  • 34,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the engine stalled without warning and caused the vehicle to swerve forcefully off the roadway. The contact then crashed into a tree and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained head trauma from striking the windshield and a police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage facility. The contact believed the air bag failure was associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) but the contact had not received notification of the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,800. The VIN was unavailable.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #4

Jan 102014

Solstice

  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that when anything would touch the key while in the ignition, it would cause the vehicle to stall sporadically and without warning. The failure was recurring. Additionally, the air bag warning light illuminated without warning. The contact had to disable the air bag sensor more than once to get the sensor light to turn off. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure occurred before the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags and electrical system), in which the vehicle was included. The approximate failure mileage was 137,000.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 042008

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that there were multiple stalling failures with the vehicle. The dealer was unable to diagnose the stalling failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure but to no avail. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 200.

- Hawkins, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 082013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 29,953 miles
Airbag seat sensor fails to activate airbag and airbag warning light remains on indefinitely whether passenger is in passenger seat or not. Replacement cost nearly $900.

- Corvallis , OR, USA

problem #1

Aug 062013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
My car suddenly brakes hard on it's own as I am slowing and gently applying brakes. It starts around 20 mph. It is very scary and dangerous. To have your car slam on it's brakes on it's own. I have heard that the powertrain/transmission can throw error codes P0700 and P2637 and that can cause the same sudden braking of the car on it's own. Also my coolant temperature gauge(digital) intermittently goes blank showing only three dashes instead of the temp. When it does this my air/heat will not work. My passenger door handle broke off. Also my airbag warning light will not go off. I also have a mysterious coolant leak but it's intermittent as well.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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