NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

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2004 Pontiac Sunfire engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 242006

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,000 miles


I am experiencing the same issue as ODI id number : 1016866, where at anytime, any speed, stopped or moving, my car's engine will drop below the normal idling speed and stall out. It will just stop! the car is moving, but the engine has stopped! this has happened several times! I've experienced this problem a couple of times in a high volume traffic area. This issue could cause serious injury or wreck, because when the engine is stopped, you loose power steering! this car is not an easy car to maneuver without power steering. I cranked the key, the car would start right up, but as soon as the clutch hits the floor and gives the engine time to wind down, it stalls again. This issue is very sporadic, I haven't been able to put a finger on what would cause the engine to stall that way. I did email Pontiac's customer support and have received no regard to my email. No questions, no confirmation other than the automatic reply, no calls, nothing. I feel like we are getting shafted on this issue and I don't think Pontiac is taking this issue seriously! I don't think they realize the potential danger this issue proposes!

- Bartlett, TN, USA

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