NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2005 Pontiac Sunfire (Page 3 of 3)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,102 miles

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire electrical problems

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Mar 022009


  • 70,000 miles


All gauges on the dash have failed: Temp, tach, speedometer and fuel.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #4

Jul 012007


  • 37,000 miles
The gas gauge and the tachometer on my car both are not working properly. When I fill up the car, the gas gauge doesn't reset and often falls over into the speedometer. The tack hasn't worked in over a year. Warranty expired on the car. Mechanics said I'd have to replace the entire panel, giving my car an incorrect read on the mileage.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 222008


  • 40,026 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly began to decelerate and the air conditioner began blowing warm air followed by a burning smell. Prior to the failure, whenever the contact would drive the vehicle with the air conditioner activated at any speed, she could hear a rattling sound coming from the air conditioner unit. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. Updated 09/17/08. The consumer was told if she turned the vehicle off, it would not start again. Updated 09/24/08. B

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 032007

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
I have 2005 Sunfire and about 37,000 miles the speedometer doesn't work right the fuel gage stopped working if your stopped after after driving for a while speedometer say your doing 110mph and it stay there?

- Dayton, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 272006

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • 24,147 miles
Date: 5/2/07 Sunfire 2005 was purchased brand new in 9/05 investment purpose in a new car for safety, reliability, gas mileage, non-repair and price of vehicle. At 26,000 miles, $900 of repairs were placed on the car in upgrades to keep the vehicle running, to-date, counting 10 failures, first date of failure requiring car repair 12/27/06. (not including vehicle maintenance) repairs demand at a minimum 3hrs of time at each repair visit. Repairs on vehicle demand just a few more hundred dollars in cash payments and cost of a car rental while vehicle is down. Incidences of failure on vehicle remain unresolved due to Pontiac's denial and refusal to fix the vehicle. Supportive documents will show price gouging, harassment and a defective vehicle. The following failures have occurred on the GMC/Pontiac Sunfire 05 vehicle: Trunk latch failure, no crank - battery failure, all four tires failed warped, cracked, frayed apart, brake pad failure. Following are failures occurring on the vehicle left unresolved: Brakes squeak, maneuvering in turning vehicle makes noise, vehicle bounces/rocks forward when parking and stopping, vehicle bounces/rocks backward at stop. These failures are just a few and counting.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

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