Wire Harness Caused Fire


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
71,462 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace wire harness (2 reports)
2003 Pontiac Sunfire electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 042007

(reported on)

Sunfire 2.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,923 miles


Well, one day the highbeams stopped working, soon followed by the headlights. Harness open not protect, exposed & worn thru easily, GM aware of problem -not covered, no recall for it. Harness was replaced and it happened again and this time caught fire under hood!!! I'm working on 3rd as I have no daytime running lights right now and fixed a short recently to repair function to headlights and highbeams again!!! Now have 260,000kms on car, mostly all highway (commuting). Co-worker has same car - same problem half of my KM's!!!

- , Woodville, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Feb 112007

(reported on)

Sunfire 2.4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

Had the car 3 weeks, purchased it used. Parked the car one day, shut it off and it went up in smoke. The wire harness burnt from the fusebox back to the trunk lights. Had the car towed to the dealer where I was told that there were no recalls on this problem, and if I wanted it fixed I would have to pay for it. Couldn't believe that a 3 year old car with what I thought was a severe wire problems wouldn't be covered by warranty. Thank god the kids weren't in the car at the time, the whole care filled with smoke. I even fought with GM Canada only to be told the same, NO WARRANTY. Would love to hear if this has happened to anyone else.

- , Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada

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