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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Manifold/Header/Muffler/Tail Pipe Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 312004

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles


In my 98 Sunfire GT I have some major problems with yet I still own the car. A little bit ago it seems like my exhaust pipe falls off from the exhaust manifold from the flange. With causing your car to sound like it was a drag racer. Well I went to Pontiac and figured out that it was going to cost me a pretty penny $500 some odd dollars. And the funny thing is that this has not just happened to me. It has happened to a few of my friends as well. I don't how know many times you have gotten letters about the faulty exhaust flanges.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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