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


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,133 miles

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 162005

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Pontiac Sunfire 2002, stalled, replaced fuel pump strainer. The oxygen sensor was also replaced.

- Tuba City, AZ, USA

problem #2

May 012003

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle has cut-off or couldn't be started 7 times. Also, the vehicle was towed 4 times due to its stalling problems. Pontiac had been given 4-5 chances to fix the problem since May 2003. The mechanics could not duplicate the problem. The power train module failed intermittently and the PCM assembly was replaced, the cd player did not function properly, and the engine would crank, but not start. The mechanic(s) found the fuel pump shorted.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 282003

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,400 miles
Oct. 2003 2003 ponitac Sunfire refused to start. Had towed to mechanic cause 400 miles over warranty, replaced fuel filter but mechanic said needed fuel pump replaced. Jan. 2004, same problem, except had family member replace fuel filter as cheap fix, but didn't work. Trying to find out why this is happened without having to buy fuel pump from GM at cost, too much money. All these problems with GM vehicles and nothing being done about it, yet all are the same. Please help fix problem.

- Columbia, MO, USA

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