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NHTSA — Steering: Column Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012003

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,100 miles


Steering column locked on me while I was making a left turn. I literally had to pull hard to the left to avoid hitting another car or going right up into park cars. I called to Pontiac roadside service so they can tow because the car is still under warranty. Dealership they took it to said they found nothing wrong, I refuse to pick it up and drive it any longer. I have children and their lives are not worth a $12,000 car. This is the 2nd time in 4 months that this car has been returned to the dealership for defects.

- Tracy, CA, USA

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