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NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
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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1998 Pontiac Sunfire body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 202003

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


She was involved in a accident where the lady hit her on the drivers side of the car. I have seen on tv where this car has a very bad side impact rating, and also on this website. The woman who hit her got two broken legs, the driver of the Pontiac Sunfire died. She suffered a broken brain stem, pelvis, arms, and femur.

- Magna, UT, USA

problem #1

Oct 031998

(reported on)


  • miles
Considerably leaky; leaving outrageous mildew smells; constitutes a safety problem.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

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