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NHTSA — Steering Problems

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,049 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 042014

Sunfire

  • 114,000 miles

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

Driving the vehicle went to turn a corner and the entire car died. I lost all steering and electrical in the car. When the vehicle was tried to be restarted that was a very loud clunking noise. Once towed to a mechanic was told the engine had seized up even though there was oil in the vehicle. Was also told this is identical to the problems other vehicles have been recalled for.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 012013

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
My son was driving down road car shut off and everything locked up and had no power. Afraid it could happen while driving at faster speed and could cause an accident.

- Norwood, NY, USA

problem #1

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

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