1995 Pontiac Sunfire
7 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 1995 Pontiac Sunfire
Official recalls have been issued for the 1995 Pontiac Sunfire by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Pontiac service department immediately!
If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Pontiac customer service.
1995 Pontiac Sunfire STEERING NHTSA Campaign #08E063000
Summary: Dorman products is recalling 3,900 intermediate steering shafts dorman part nos. 425-151, 425-152, and 425-153, (sold under dorman's "oe solutions" brand name), balkamp #'s 7-3057, 7-3058, 7-3059 (sold under the "Napa" brand name), and platinum parts #'s 2425151, 2425152, and 2425153 manufactured during the month of September 2007. These replacement steering shafts can be used on the vehicles listed above. The weld connecting the inner tube to the outer tube may be defective.
Consequence: If the weld fails, loss of steering could result, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Actions: Dorman will notify owners and replace the steering shafts free of charge. The recall began on October 16, 2008. Owners may contact dorman toll free at 1-800-523-2492. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E063000 »
1995 Pontiac Sunfire EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E026000
Summary: Certain pro-a motors corner lamps, turn signals, and headlights sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.
Actions: Pro-a motors will notify owners and offer to repurchase the lamps. The recall began on April 3, 2006. Owners may contact pro-a motors at 323-838-2988. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E026000 »
1995 Pontiac Sunfire ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #02V070000
Summary: On certain passenger vehicles. If the engine fails to start and the driver holds the key in the "start" position for an extended period, high current flows through the ignition switch, and sometimes produces enough heat to melt internal switch parts.
Consequence: If the switch is damaged, a fire could occur in the steering column, even with the engine off and the key removed.
Actions: Dealers will install a relay kit in these vehicles to prevent high current from flowing through the ignition switch. Owner notification began March 27, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737, Buick at 1-800-521-7300, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V070000 »
1995 Pontiac Sunfire EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #96V250000
Summary: The front and/or rear hazard warning lamps (four-way flashers) do not flash when the hazard switch is activated. This fails to comply with FMVSS no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequence: If these lamps were not flashing, other vehicles would not be aware that this vehicle was stopped increasing the risk of an accident.
Actions: Dealers or vehicle owners will inspect for proper function of the hazard warning lamps. If necessary, dealers will replace the hazard lamp switch. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V250000 »
1995 Pontiac Sunfire POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL) NHTSA Campaign #96V003000
Summary: The instrument panel cluster trim plate/bezel can sag and cover the light emitting diode portion (lighted pointed above panel) of the transaxle shift indicator display. This does not comply with FMVSS no. 101, "control location, identification, and illumination."
Consequence: Consequence of non-compliance: The driver of the vehicle would not be able to see the actual position of the transaxle gear selector resulting in a driver either inadvertently leaving a parked or idling vehicle in drive, reverse, or neutral rather than park, or selecting an incorrect transaxle shift position while driving the vehicle.
Actions: Dealers are to install a new instrument panel cluster trim plate/bezel assembly which is not subject to this condition. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V003000 »
1995 Pontiac Sunfire STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS NHTSA Campaign #95V141000
Summary: Some welds were omitted from the body lock pillar, or "B" pillar. This does not comply with FMVSS no.208, "occupant crash protection."
Consequence: Consequence of non-compliance: If a vehicle crash should occur, occupant protection levels could be reduced.
Actions: All vehicles in this recall campaign have been repurchased and replaced with a comparable vehicle. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #95V141000 »
1995 Pontiac Sunfire SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM NHTSA Campaign #95V025000
Summary: These vehicles have been built with welds missing from the front suspension lower control arm assemblies causing excessive loads on the existing welds.
Consequence: This condition can result in separation of the frontbushing sleeve subassembly from the control arm increasing the potential for a vehicle crash.
Actions: Dealers will inspect both left-hand and right-hand front suspension lower control arm assemblies and replace all control arm assemblies found with omitted welds. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #95V025000 »