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NHTSA — Structure Problems

4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,272 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.

2002 Pontiac Sunfire body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 172006

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Was not notified by Pontiac that my sunroof should be serviced yearly to prevent leaks. I contacted the dealer where I purchased the car and was told GM has no recommended service yet everywhere I have asked has told me it needs serviced or you will have leaks. Dealer said there is nothing they can do for me. Now I have clogged drain lines and have water leaking into my trunk, and the water has damaged my back speakers. Also, I am very upset with the design of the shifter light. I have called around and the only place I can have it fixed at is the dealer and I am looking at $130 just in labor for a bad light bulb. I think it is unfair to your customers to have a part, such as a light that will burn out, unreplaceable by anyone but the dealers who then in turn charge outrageous prices to do the repairs. So now I have water in my trunk no back speakers and can't see what gear I am in at night on a vehicle that is only 3 years old with 42000 miles on it. I also have been told that the vehicle looks wrecked and I am having to replace front struts and mounts as well as rack and pinion. I never wrecked this vehicle and no one else drives my car!

- Perryville, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 252002

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,543 miles
Service brakes wore out prematurely, and destroyed the rotors and other brake components. The brakes squealed and made a grind noise, the left (driver front) hub cap rattled/shaked, water leaked in the back seat. The service technician said the metal brakes didn't have pads. The front end steering shaked, the rotor(s) had worn out, the right inside door panel was loose, the speaker had gone out, the power steering squeaked per invoice, the ac chirped, and a wind noise had come from the front doors.

- Houston, TX, USA

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