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NHTSA — Wheels: Lugs/Nuts/Bolts Problems

10.0

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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 251999

Sunfire

  • miles

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

Water pump leaking half gallon or more of fluid everyday, causing low coolant light to come on. Local dealer wanted 7 hours and $600 dollars or more to fix. Catalytic converter failed at accordian-like shock absorber at high speed. Was upset to learn that replacement part was dealer-only item and cost $420 dollars plus $40 dollar core charge. Wheel studs (three)on passenger side front wheel failed during highway trip in June of 1999. Two more failed during August of 2000. Have been told, could be overtightening issue, but have not had problem with remaining studs on other wheels. This could be very serious safety concern. Interior dome light has intermittent malfunction which causes light to remain lit indefinitely. Has happened several times. Had to turn light off by pulling dome light fuse or disconnecting battery each time.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 251999

Sunfire

  • miles
Water pump leaking half gallon or more of fluid everyday, causing low coolant light to come on. Local dealer wanted 7 hours and $600 dollars or more to fix. Catalytic converter failed at accordian-like shock absorber at high speed. Was upset to learn that replacement part was dealer-only item and cost $420 dollars plus $40 dollar core charge. Wheel studs (three)on passenger side front wheel failed during highway trip in June of 1999. Two more failed during August of 2000. Have been told, could be overtightening issue, but have not had problem with remaining studs on other wheels. This could be very serious safety concern. Interior dome light has intermittent malfunction which causes light to remain lit indefinitely. Has happened several times. Had to turn light off by pulling dome light fuse or disconnecting battery each time.

- Fenton, MI, USA

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