NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Pontiac Sunfire fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 022003

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • 65,500 miles


Fuel pump went out on 2003 GM Pontiac Sunfire. Lost power on highway in the middle of traffic only 65K miles on the car.

- Ottawa, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 162005

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Was driving on the freeway, traveling at 70 mph and all of the lights both dash and exterior went out and the engine stopped. Pulled to the side of the highway and tried to restart the car, no luck. Waited for 30 minutes and tried to restart it and it started up, but when I got up to 40mph, it repeated what it did before, pulled to the side of the road and waited another 15 minutes and it started again, and it did it again. Again I pulled to the side of the road and waited, then it started, and I finally got it to an exit off of the highway. It would only run at 25mph, anything above that it would repeat the same symptoms as above. The next day after leaving the car sit overnight, it started just fine, ran just fine, except the engine light came on. Took it to the dealership, and they reset the computer, the code read that it was running to lean, they checked, but could not find any problems. The car will not run above 70mph, this has happened three times since the first incident. The only repairs that were done, were the recalls already on file for this vehicle.

- Spokane, WA, USA

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