NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 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.

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2002 Pontiac Firebird engine problems

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2002 Pontiac Firebird Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 302014

Firebird 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Firebird. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, there was a burning odor emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that oil was leaking from the valve cover gasket. As a result, the technician informed the contact that the oil pan gasket and the valve cover gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 1/12/16 the consumer stated with the oil leaking, it was coming in contact with the exhaust manifold. Updated 02/04/16.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 142012

Firebird 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Engine oil leak problem since August. I have had car checked on two (2) occasions by my mechanic. He stated it could need a new oil pan or the rear main seal. The car only has 50,000 miles on it and has been very well maintained. I am the original owner and not too happy that I am facing costly engine repairs for this well cared for car.

- Horsham, PA, USA

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