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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,074 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.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 272006

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • 24,147 miles


Date: 5/2/07 Sunfire 2005 was purchased brand new in 9/05 investment purpose in a new car for safety, reliability, gas mileage, non-repair and price of vehicle. At 26,000 miles, $900 of repairs were placed on the car in upgrades to keep the vehicle running, to-date, counting 10 failures, first date of failure requiring car repair 12/27/06. (not including vehicle maintenance) repairs demand at a minimum 3hrs of time at each repair visit. Repairs on vehicle demand just a few more hundred dollars in cash payments and cost of a car rental while vehicle is down. Incidences of failure on vehicle remain unresolved due to Pontiac's denial and refusal to fix the vehicle. Supportive documents will show price gouging, harassment and a defective vehicle. The following failures have occurred on the GMC/Pontiac Sunfire 05 vehicle: Trunk latch failure, no crank - battery failure, all four tires failed warped, cracked, frayed apart, brake pad failure. Following are failures occurring on the vehicle left unresolved: Brakes squeak, maneuvering in turning vehicle makes noise, vehicle bounces/rocks forward when parking and stopping, vehicle bounces/rocks backward at stop. These failures are just a few and counting.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 162007

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Pontiac Sunfire continuously stalling. Has been back to dealer four times, going back for fifth. They cannot find a problem. This creates a very dangerous situation, and nearly resulted in accidents when it stalled as I attempted to clear intersections. Pontiac hq in Canada of no assistance whatsoever, dealer unable to resolve problem. A total lack of caring about resolving the issue, or the fact that this is a defective, unsafe vehicle from all levels of this company.

- Vancouver, 00, USA

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