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NHTSA — Structure Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 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.

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.

2008 Pontiac Solstice body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Pontiac Solstice Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 152010

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


I opened the driver door from the inside, and my hand was slashed open. Bleeding profusely. The chrome had peeled off the handle. The dealer replaced the entire door panel, stating that it was an expensive, one piece unit. I sold the car, and bought another one from my fiance. (we bought them both on the same week) hers has been fine until now, when the chrome on this one has begun to bubble up. It will also break free and become too sharp to use. The dealer says it is a well known problem and that GM extended the warranties on the trucks with the same problems. They have not extended the warranties on the Solstice or the HHR, which share the problem, and a single piece style door panel. The dealer said the single piece panel is a bad design, and so expensive, that GM is refusing to extend the warranties on them. Leaving the customers swinging in the breeze with an injury waiting to happen.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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