NHTSA — Suspension Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,824 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #2

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

problem #1

Jul 182006

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,500 miles
Clunking noise in front and rear of car when braking during turning and on uneven or rough roads. Had to shop 4 days and no results.

- Saint Ansgar, IA, USA

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