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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,667 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.

1998 Pontiac Sunfire engine problems

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #3

May 222003

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles


My daughter was driving my 1998 Pontiac Sunfire and had a collision with another car. She reported that the brakes failed and would not stop the car at all. We have also reported to the dealer on multiple occasions that the gas pedal gets stuck. This may have also contributed to the collision.

- Jackson , NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 242000

(reported on)


  • miles
When depressing gas pedal consumer has to push to floorboard very hard to gain speed.

- White Bluff, TN, USA

problem #1

Aug 241998


  • miles
Steering wheel is loose and tilt steering mechanism has slipped out of position while driving. Also, accelerator stuck while driving at 40 mph.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

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