NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2007 Pontiac Solstice (Page 1 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,082 miles

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2007 Pontiac Solstice electrical problems

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2007 Pontiac Solstice Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Oct 102017

Solstice

  • miles

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

Heater blower motor wiring harness is melted and GM knows about these fire hazard's that threaten the lives of occupants. MY17 yr old daughter babysits our 13 month old nephew. It's at integrity GM of chattanooga. They refuse to service the switch recall and want me to pay$350 wiring problem. Help please.

- Ft. Payne, AL, USA

problem #22

Aug 262017

Solstice

  • 65,715 miles
Service air bag due to faulty passenger system. Recall issued 7 months ago with no resolution yet. Air bag will not deploy for passenger in crash. Recall 17V-061 issued with no resolution.

- Ayden, NC, USA

problem #21

Aug 242017

Solstice

  • 117,455 miles
The blower fan did not come on when I tried to use it with the air conditioning. I smelled a burning smell, and turned the fan to the off position. Fortunately, I was in the driveway at the time of attempting to turn on the fan. Upon having it inspected and removed, it had an obvious burned area. When I investigated the part number, it was apparent that there was a recall on the same part for Hummer and Chevy canyon and colorados. There was no recall or information regarding the same part for the Solstice. The part number is obsolete now because of the redesign of the part from known fire danger of the part. I find this highly negligent of GM to not make this a mandatory recall/or free repair and replacement. The liability associated with this safety issue concerns me greatly, since a fire with this part has been a problem. My life and those of my family should not have been put in danger by GM's lack of responsibility. If there was a fire while parked in my garage, that engulfed my home and family while GM was aware of the danger, the damages would be astronomical in grief and financially. The evidence of the melted parts clearly is proof of the fire problem with this part. Depending upon the response to my situation and complaint, I will follow up with other authorities, legal avenues and information networks. Sincerely, gayle phillips

- West Linn, OR, USA

problem #20

Oct 232016

Solstice

  • 110,000 miles

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

Passenger airbag sensor broken/defective. I started the car one morning and the "service air bag" came on. I took it to a mechanic, who said the seat sensor in the passenger seat is broken. He told me it was a common problem for this model, and advised me to file this complaint.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #19

May 012016

Solstice

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that the passenger seat sensor activated when the seat was unoccupied. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to an independent mechanic where the diagnosis was the same. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #18

Jun 192015

Solstice

  • 51,253 miles
Recall 2007 for rear axle pinion seal and for air bags, electrical system. An going issue for these vehicles which GM refuses to take responsibility for. Both were "repaired" in original recall but are recurring. I made contact with GM and they will not take any action on either problem. The vehicle has 51000 original miles. Repairs cost me over $3500 for both on 6/19/2015. GM case # 71-1488399100.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #17

Dec 122014

Solstice

  • 57,500 miles

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

I recently took my 2007 Pontiac Solstice into a local GM dealership to have the ignition switch replaced. Within less of a month my vehicle'a engine light has came on, my car indicates that my gas cap is loose, an I am having issues with the transmission shift. When I purchased the vehicle I believe the car dealership knew of the issues prior and did not relay the information to me. My car is too dangerous to drive and I am unable to purchase a new vehicle. I may lose my job because a faulty car that was sold to me !

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #16

Apr 012014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lindenhurst, NY, USA

problem #15

Mar 152014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the parts needed were unavailable to perform the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #14

May 152014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
After having my transmission replaced, my throttle sticks and erratically idles. When putting it in neutral and rolling to a stop my car idles up to 3000 RPM.

- Havelock, NC, USA

problem #13

Jul 012014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles

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

Had message service air bag come on. System showed passenger air bag off. Took vehicle to GM dealer. Inspection showed a defective passenger presence sensor, compromising both air bags. This would require a $800 repair.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #12

Mar 052014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact was concerned for his safety since the parts were still not available in order to repair recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The vehicle has no experience the failure. The vehicle current mileage was 2,600.

- Yoakum, TX, USA

problem #11

Mar 052014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the part was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. There were no failures.

- Maimisburg, OH, USA

problem #10

Mar 192014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated she had received NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the dealer did not have the part available. The contact felt that the recall had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The manufacturer was contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Barbeau, MI, USA

problem #9

Jan 012013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
When I go to slow down either by coasting or light braking when my car gets to about 20mph it feels like it suddenly brakes or down shifts but if it were not for the seat belt it would send the driver and passengers into the windshield!! it is terrifying!! I am a master mechanic and I verified that it wasn't the brakes grabbing by shifting the car into neutral before it slowed to 20 mph and when you do that the car will not suddenly jerk stopped. It sets many codes tcm etc. I had the tcm replaced and synced at dealership but the car is still doing it. The code now reads that "communication to the tcm is lost" I was told by GM when speaking to them about the latest recall on the ignition switch that they said it could be related because the ignition switch recall affects the car shutting off, rolling away and the airbag inoperative light. Many other Pontiac Solstice owners are having the same problem. It is very dangerous and is going to cause accidents if not fixed. Please help.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #8

Apr 072014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice gxt. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 14V171000 (electrical system) and stated that the dealer indicated that the necessary parts were not available to complete the recall repair. The contact stated that the recall repair was not completed in a reasonable amount of time. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not contacted.

- Burridge, IL, USA

problem #7

Apr 012014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Pontiac Solstice. Submission from re safety recall notice(GM recall #14063) the consumer stated didn't understand why, it took so look to discover the defect, relating to the ignition switch recall.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 192014

Solstice

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for when the remedy part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Grapevine , TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 152013

Solstice

  • 34,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the engine stalled without warning and caused the vehicle to swerve forcefully off the roadway. The contact then crashed into a tree and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained head trauma from striking the windshield and a police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage facility. The contact believed the air bag failure was associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) but the contact had not received notification of the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,800. The VIN was unavailable.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #4

Jan 102014

Solstice

  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that when anything would touch the key while in the ignition, it would cause the vehicle to stall sporadically and without warning. The failure was recurring. Additionally, the air bag warning light illuminated without warning. The contact had to disable the air bag sensor more than once to get the sensor light to turn off. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure occurred before the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags and electrical system), in which the vehicle was included. The approximate failure mileage was 137,000.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

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