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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline 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.

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.

2001 Pontiac Sunfire engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 082002


  • miles


Consumer states that while driving and no warning the engine fail and lost power and it was hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer notified

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 162002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When braking and without warning the vehicle stalls and becomes be hard to control. Dealer notified. The vehicle does not start sometimes. The fuel pump was replaced as a possible cause, but the vehicle still stalled.

- Honeoye Falls, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 012001


  • miles
While driving vehicle will stall, resulting in loss of proper steering and braking control. Vehicle has been checked by dealer.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 222001


  • miles
At highway speeds vehicle will automatically shut off. All lights will go out except dashboard lights. Consumer has to wait at least 3-4 mintues before restarting the vehicle. Contacted dealer.

- Simi-Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 082001


  • miles
On a number of occasions vehicle track off light would come on, and vehicle would shut down while driving. Vehicle been in dealer shop on two occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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