NHTSA — Communications: Horn Assembly Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville accessories - interior problems

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 232003

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Horn is worthless. Was hit by a party who ran a red light. Applied horn to get their attention, but it would not work. I have tried to use the horn on numerous occassions when about to be hit in a parking lot or on the street, but it never seems to work. Very hard to get to work. Airbag did not deploy even though damage required replacement of front bumper. When getting car repaired also advised that steering column bolts were stripped on one side and sheared off on the other, but not caused by accident. Estimate to fix steering another $500+

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012001

(reported on)


  • miles
Horn is difficult to apply in an emergency due to air bag assembly.

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 251998


  • miles
From the night we drove the car home we had problems with the headlights/ dash lights and interior lights not working properly. Then we had trouble with the windshield wipers not working, horn. Upon repair work in March of 1999 we were showed and told that the dash had been broken out before and wires had been cut into. We have also had a problem with lack of power upon pressing accelerator.

- Foster, WV, USA

problem #1

Apr 031998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn is extremely difficult to engage, excessive physical effort is required.

- New City, NY, USA

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