NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems

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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,333 miles

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2002 Pontiac Bonneville body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012008


  • miles


Water problems: 1) water draining from windows into interior soaking floorboards. This is due to the rubber caulking that attaches a plastic sheet on the inside of the doors that diverts the water down the door panel. The caulking ultimately fails. Out of warranty, I took off the interior door panel and re-caulked the plastic sheeting with silicone. It has solved this problem, at least for now. 2) trunk. Still leaks. Have unplugged the weep holes in the trunk lid, which has lessened the problem.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 202006


  • 40,000 miles
2002 Bonneville: All 4 doors/windows have been re-sealed multiple times because rain water flows down the outside of the windows, then flows inside the door, and then flows into the car at the bottom of the car door, causing soaked carpeting (puddles) and mold. Sun-roof mechanical linkage has cracked and broken off in places. I bet I used the sun-roof only 10 times before this happened. Sunroof now closes crooked. Dealer cost estimate to fix = $1200. All 4 power window units have been replaced and now doors rattle; right passenger door trim falls off routinely. Wiper fluid motor would not shut off. Crunching sound when I turn the steering wheel. All of these issues started occurring shortly after warranty expired.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #1

May 222002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left outside rear view mirror vibrates, causing a blurry vision. Contacted dealership. Replaced mirror and motor mounts however, problem reoccurred. Inside trunk panel keeps falling, window controls/left front door door panels are loose.

- Los Fresnos, TX, USA

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