NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Fuel Pump Problems


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

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 122007

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I had the fuel pump replaced on this vehicle in December 2006. I have been given information indicating this pump is in the suspect group of pumps covered by the delphi recall number 07E-015. I contacted the number listed, and was told that since someone else had entered information on the VIN that they will not tell me anything. They refused to tell me how to have the inspection or reimbursement done. This vehicle was wrecked by my daughter in March 2006, and there is an ongoing investigation of the ABS system also.

- New Carlisle, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 261999


  • miles
Fuel pump had to replace after only 56000 miles. Dealer says it will cost $600 or more to fix. After it was fixed it still hesitates when you first accelerate. Loud knocking and vibration noise in exhuast when you accelerate or just idling. I will never buy another Sunfire. I can't wait to get rid of this one.

- Zanesville, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 111999


  • miles
First owner smelled a strong odor of fuel, then the vehicle just shut down. Vehicle was towed to the dealership. Fuel pump sending unit was replaced by dealer at owner's expensie.

- Markesan, WI, USA

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