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NHTSA — Electrical System: Starter Assembly Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162004

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles


I took my Sunfire to the dealership for the specified ignition switch recall and am now having problems with my starter. The starter I have is not even one year old - I am sure this has something to do with the recent recall work done at the dealership.

- New Bern, NC, USA

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