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NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,667 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 292007


  • miles


My window motors started going out or losing power the shop could find nothing wrong with them the finally stopped working in Oct of 2007 a friend has the same car and her did the same thing after replacing the motors in the windows 8 months later one of the motors started acting the same way again my friend had to replace her S also is there a defect with the motors.

- Burnsville, MN, USA

problem #2

Apr 122004

Sunfire 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2002 Sunfire that I purchased on February 28, 2002, and it has already been in to be worked on several times. Both window motors have been replaced, the rotors have been replaced, the passenger seat had to be replaced due to a broken support in the back, the passenger side door lock had to be replaced, the cigarette lighter fuse had to be replaced, and the trunk latch had to be replaced because the trunk would not shut. Runs good but has had so many problems that I would definitely hesitate before buying another Pontiac.

- Dorton, KY, USA

problem #1

Oct 022003

(reported on)


  • 5,000 miles
When brake pedal was depressed brakes made a loud noise, and excessive force had to be applied to stop vehicle. This was caused by the rotors continuously cracking. Dealership resurfaced and replaced the rotors. Also when slowing down or at a complete stop, vehicle would stall without warning. Dealership reprogrammed the computer chip. In addition, power windows malfunctioned. They would engage by themselves and slide up/down, and stick in either position. Dealership replaced the motor, but the problem still exists.

- Pulaski, VA, USA

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