1997 Pontiac Firebird

61 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 1997 Pontiac Firebird

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1997 Firebird are official communications between Pontiac & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
  • SUSPENSION:REAR
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
  • PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • TIRES
  • TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

    SUSPENSION:REAR

    • TSB #3561

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017070

      REAR SUSPENSION CLUNK NOISE. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

    • TSB #970801735026

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54419

      COMMENT THAT THE ABS LIGHT IS ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) 46 AND 86 SET AS CURRENT OR HISTORY. *YC Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL

    • TSB #735014

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52340

      RATTLE/BUZZ NOISE FROM PARK BRAKE HANDLE RELEASE BUTTON (ADD TENSION TO RELEASE BUTTON). *TW Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #040601021

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012148

      NEW REAR MAIN SEAL AND SPECIAL TOOL FOR INSTALLATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #01119A

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007576

      ROLL-OUT FOR THE GEN III SMALL BLOCK ENGINES WITH IRIDIUM SPARK PLUGS. ALSO INCLUDES 2003/2004 M/L VANS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #971101777170

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54188

      SUBJECT PERTAINING TO A TCC SLIPS AND/OR DTC P1870. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #876527

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603086

      SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCE ENGINE MISS/ POOR DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #9709016116A

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54327

      COMMENTS OF AN ENGINE OIL LEAK THAT APPEARS TO ORIGINATE TOWARD THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE; REAR OF ENGINE. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #99083

      Date Announced:
      NOV 13, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #617610

      GENERAL MOTORS HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT A VOLUNTARY EMISSION CAMPAIGN FOR THE AIR INJECTION REACTOR (AIR) PUMP EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WHICH MAY FAIL TO OPERATE AND CAUSE THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP TO ILLUMINATE. Read More »

    • TSB #00140

      Date Announced:
      OCT 17, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #616389

      A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE THE AIR INJECTION REACTOR (AIR) PUMP EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAY FAIL TO OPERATE AND CAUSE THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99083

      Date Announced:
      OCT 02, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #619008

      ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE AIR INJECTION REACTOR (A.I.R.) PUMP EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAY FAIL TO OPERATE AND CAUSE THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99083

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #6091560

      ON SOME VEHICLES THE AIR INJECTION REACTOR (A.I.R.) PUMP EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAY FAIL TO OPERATE AND CAUSE THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99083

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #6092567

      VOLUNTARY EMISSION CAMPAIGN INVOLVING THE AIR INJECTION REACTOR (AIR) PUMP EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WHICH MAY FAIL TO OPERATE AND CAUSE THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

    • TSB #00096

      Date Announced:
      JAN 19, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #618109

      VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE FAILURES. *JB Read More »

    • TSB #00096

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #616774

      SOME CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE A FAILURE OF THE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) VALVE DUE TO CORROSION OF THE INTERNAL DIAPHRAGM PLATE, LEADING TO DRIVEABILITY COMPLAINTS OF A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FOR EGR VALVE (DTC P0400); OR ENGINE STALL ... Read More »

    • TSB #00096

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #618093

      CONCERNS W ITH EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE FAILURES. *JB Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #05-06-04-035D

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137901

      This informational bulletin provides the technician with information on what E85 fuel may due to a non E85 vehicle. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #97120177717A

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54010

      EXPERIENCING A SLIP AND/OR DTC P1870 AT 70-90 KM/H (45-55 MPH) WHEN THE TCC APPLIES. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #3020

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008766

      6SP MANUAL TRANSMISSION STUCK IN FOURTH GEAR WILL NOT SHIFT OUT OF FOURTH. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #030730056

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005566

      4L60-E AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PUMP FIRST AND SECOND DESIGN IDENTIFICATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010730023B

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #634815

      SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A HARSH 1-2 UPSHIFT AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT OR SERVICE ENGINE SOON INDICATOR IS ILLUMINATED AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1870 SET. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010730023A

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #627839

      INFORMATION REGARDING HARSH 1-2 UPSHIFT, SERVICE ENGINE SOON, MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP, OR CEL ILLUMINATED, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1870 SET. Read More »

    • TSB #010730023

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #622930

      SOME OWNERS WITH VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE JANUARY 15,1999 MAY COMMENT ON A HARSH 1-2 UPSHIFT AND MAY ALSO HAVE A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. *ET Read More »

    • TSB #010730021

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619742

      THIS TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN STATES THAT TECHNICIANS MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY IN REMOVING THE CONNECTORS FROM THE PARK / NEUTRAL POSITION SWITCH, USUALLY WHEN TRYING TO REMOVE THE SWITCH DURING TRANSMISSION SERVICE. Read More »

    • TSB #3060

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009370

      THE ENGINE DOES NOT STALL WHEN PERFORMING A P1870 DIAGNOSTIC TEST WITH THE TECH 2 SCAN TOOL OR WHEN COMMANDING THE TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH ENABLE SOLENOID ON APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE THE P1870 DIAGNOSTIC TEST LISTED. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

    • TSB #020730024A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #634999

      DIAGNOSIS OF CRACKED OR BROKEN TRANSMISSION CASE. *TT 2006 AND PRIOR CARS AND LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

    • TSB #3188

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10010619

      DRIVESHAFT PING TING CLANG SNAP OR CLICK NOISE. *EH Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #000730022B

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #618141

      A NO REVERSE, NO SECOND GEAR, OR NO FOURTH GEAR CONDITION. *TT UPDATED *EH Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PIP4723D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 31, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171318

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #19NA273

      Date Announced:
      DEC 02, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170494

      This informational bulletin provides information for dealers/technicians on Procedures to Unlock Delco Radio with Theftlock. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

    • TSB #99057

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089940

      SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT REGARDING SPARK PLUG WIRE REPLACEMENT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99057

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088977

      SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT FOR SPARK PLUG WIRE REPLACEMENT ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.8L ENGINE. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

    • TSB #98876518

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601903

      SUBJECT REGARDING ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC (OBD) SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS (RE-FLASH CALIBRATION). *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #PIP4723B

      Date Announced:
      FEB 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10113443

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #738133

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52570

      INOPERATIVE POWER DOOR LOCKS/POWER WINDOWS (INSTALL NEW SWITCHES). *TW Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    • TSB #020844003

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #632306

      SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON A BUZZ OR RATTLE SOUND FROM THE DOOR PANEL OR REAR QUARTER PANEL TRIM SPEAKER LOCATIONS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #971101631041

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54065

      COMMENTS ON INOPERATIVE POWER DOOR LOCKS (FRONT AND/OR REAR DOORS). Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

    • TSB #052802

      Date Announced:
      MAY 28, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #636700

      SERVICE MANUAL ADVISES INCORRECT USAGE OF CONVERTIBLE TOP FLUID. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #831512

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #615084

      ON SOME CONVERTIBLE MODELS, THE CONVERTIBLE TOP MECHANISM BINDS OR STOPS WHEN HALFWAY OPEN OR CLOSED. *TT Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #050604058

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017568

      INTERMITTENT CHUGGLE OR FISHBITE ON LIGHT ACCELERATION OR A HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITH NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS). *TT Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #3144

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10010180

      SLIGHT PULL LEFT OR RIGHT, TIRE WANDER. *TC UPDATED 6/4/10. *PE Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #19NA273

      Date Announced:
      DEC 02, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170494

      This informational bulletin provides information for dealers/technicians on Procedures to Unlock Delco Radio with Theftlock. Read More »

    • TSB #17NA073

      Date Announced:
      SEP 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10166638

      This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696D

      Date Announced:
      SEP 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165876

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #17NA073

      Date Announced:
      FEB 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154641

      This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #PIC4696E

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168979

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696B

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114947

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114924

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #PIC4696E

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168979

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114924

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #549001A

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52600

      CLN INDICATOR APPEARS ON RADIO DISPLAY AND DOES NOT TURN OFF (RESET CLN INDICATOR WITH THE EJECT BUTTON ON TAPE). *TW Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #17-NA-073

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138060

      This warranty administration bulletin provides policy information with the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    • TSB #010844005A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012745

      INFORMATION ON ERROR CODES ON RADIO DISPLAY THEIR CAUSE AND CORRECTIVE ACTION. *EH Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

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