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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Front: Anchorage Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 172002


  • miles


I was using the cinching latch plate to keep my child's car seat tightened. Fortunately, the day it broke we were looking at cars. We traded in our Sunfire that day. I am terrified to think what would have happened had we been in an accident! I had re-installed the car seat, tightened it, and wiggled the seat once to make sure it was secure. I heard a pop and the seat moved a foot. My front passenger's seat belt had the same problem, but it wasn't as big of a deal to me--it wasn't holding a car seat secure! nlm

- Eagle Mountain, UT, 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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