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NHTSA — Equipment: Electrical: Radio/Tape Deck/Cd Etc. Problems


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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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1998 Pontiac Sunfire accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 052000

(reported on)


  • miles


My radio's lcd lighting is blurred and not properly lit with full digits. It blinks as though there is a short. It has been replaced 3 times already. The speakers also play inconsistantly even when balance is shown as equal setting. Cd's will skip for no reason. The car will not start on first attempt after driving for a period of time or if it is extremely hot outside. In traffic, the car wants to overheat. The needle will rise to warning mark and car runs rough. Sometimes a burning odor is detected. The left side front wheel sounds like metal on metal grinding. Car feels wobbly.

- Canoga Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 151999


  • miles
Seat belts have never fit properly.engage neck area rather than shoulder area of any size adult(we are average 5"8")-parking brake repaired in first six months of ownership as making strange twanging noises.problem returned recently (defective design?) and when changing tires recently we realised that the drivers side wheel would spin with brake "on"----the stereo display fails consistantly in hot weather.GM reman wait list is excessive(at least 6 months) for admitted defect by dealer personnel.

- Pen Argyl, PA, USA

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