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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Switches: Brake Light Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,977 miles

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2003 Pontiac Sunfire brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 262004

Sunfire 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,977 miles


While applying the brakes consumer had another driver stand behind the vehicle and watch for the brake lights to come on. Consumer had no brake lights. He drove the vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the bulbs needed to be replaced. This caused moisture to become trapped inside. Rear brakelights keep failing. The vehicle has been in the shop six times.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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