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NHTSA — Equipment: Air Conditioner Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 052003

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • miles

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

I've been having multiple problems with my 1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT. Last month I had a fuel injector and water hose go bad and need replaced. The suction hose pump for the ac was leaking and had to be replaced within the past 3 weeks. In the same time period, the compressor started leaking. I've had 2 different compressors put in, and both have leaked still. The 3rd compressor is being installed today, so we'll see whether it leaks too. A compressor should really last longer than 5 years, and I shouldn't have 3 compressors in a week trying to find one that doesn't leak. There's also a crack in the welding that needs to be fixed or it will start leaking. One of the fan parts went bad, so now level 1 on the fan adjustment doesn't work. This seems like alot of problems in a short timeframe, especially with 3 problems being for the air conditioning. I've contacted the Pontiac customer service department, and they contacted a dealership who said that problems should be expected after 5 years. Guess I thought they would build a better car. So far, I'm out $1900 and haven't had the fan or the welding crack fixed yet. I would appreciate any help that could be offered.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

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