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PONTIAC SUNFIRE RECALLS - (27 Recalls Found)

Since 1969, PONTIAC has issued a total of 669 car recalls worldwide. Of those recalls, 27 have been for the PONTIAC SUNFIRE starting in 1995. This accounts for approximately 1.9% of the 36050 car recalls issued by the NHTSA since 1966. The SUNFIRE accounts for about 4.0% of all the PONTIAC recalls issued since 1969. Compared to other car manufacturers, PONTIAC ranks #15 in overall number of recalls issued by a car maker.

Please keep in mind these numbers are for statistical purposes only & do not necessarily reflect the quality of the PONTIAC SUNFIRE or PONTIAC itself. These figures are based only on the number of recalls issued and NOT the total number of vehicles affected by a particular recall.

Find your PONTIAC SUNFIRE listed below. Results are sorted year from newest to oldest. Select the desired PONTIAC SUNFIRE to view the complete recall details. Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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2004 Recalls ↓

2004 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - SEAT BELTS:REAR

Problem: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 210, 'SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES.' THE PASSENGER-SIDE REAR SAFETY BELT MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED WITH AN INCORRECT NUT AND BOLT. Recall Details - 6/23/2004
2003 Recalls ↓

2003 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE REAR LAMPS THAT PROVIDE STOP AND TURN SIGNALS AND TAIL LAMP FUNCTIONS STOP WORKING BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE CONTACT BETWEEN THE BULB AND SOCKET. IN ADDITION, IF ONE BULBS WERE TO BECOME INOPERATIVE WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS OPERATING IN CRUISE CONTROL, THE CRUISE CONTROL WOULD DISENGAGE WHEN THE REMAINING BULB WAS ACTIVATED. IF BOTH LAMPS WERE TO BECOME INOPERATIVE, THE CRUISE CONTROL WOULD NOT ENGAGE. Recall Details - 11/1/2004
2001 Recalls ↓

2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS. Recall Details - 1/27/2004
2000 Recalls ↓

2000 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS. Recall Details - 1/27/2004
1999 Recalls ↓

1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS. Recall Details - 1/27/2004

1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - INTERIOR LIGHTING

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROL LOCATION, IDENTIFICATION, AND ILLUMINATION." THE INSTRUMENT PANEL BACKLIGHTING MAY NOT FUNCTION AFTER ADJUSTING THE INTERIOR LIGHT INTENSITY.Recall Details - 8/11/1999
1998 Recalls ↓

1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE WHEEL LUG NUTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED SECURELY RESULTING IN A FRACTURE OF THE WHEEL STUDS.Recall Details - 11/24/1997

1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - STEERING:RACK AND PINION

Problem: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.Recall Details - 11/4/2002

1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS. Recall Details - 1/27/2004
1997 Recalls ↓

1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.Recall Details - 3/6/2002

1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - STEERING:RACK AND PINION

Problem: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.Recall Details - 11/4/2002

1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - WHEELS:SPACE SAVER WHEEL

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE COMPACT SPARE TIRE ASSEMBLIES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH INCORRECT RIMS. IF THE SPARE TIRE IS UNDERINFLATED, THE BEAD CAN SEPARATE FROM THE RIM CAUSING A RAPID LOSS OF AIR. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."Recall Details - 6/28/1997

1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - SUSPENSION:REAR

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM BOLTS CAN FATIGUE AND BREAK.Recall Details - 12/15/1998

1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - STRUCTURE:BODY

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH MIS-LOCATED WELDS AT THE JOINT BETWEEN THE LEFT ROCKER PANEL INNER REINFORCEMENT AND THE BODY SIDE RING. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 214, "SIDE DOOR STRENGTH."Recall Details - 2/25/1998

1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. BECAUSE OF CERTAIN CALIBRATIONS IN THE AIR BAG'S SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE, AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT COULD OCCUR IN A LOW SPEED CRASH OR WHEN AN OBJECT STRIKES THE FLOOR PAN.Recall Details - 6/29/1998
1996 Recalls ↓

1996 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - SUSPENSION:REAR

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM BOLTS CAN FATIGUE AND BREAK.Recall Details - 12/15/1998

1996 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - AIR BAGS

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. BECAUSE OF CERTAIN CALIBRATIONS IN THE AIR BAG'S SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE, AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT COULD OCCUR IN A LOW SPEED CRASH OR WHEN AN OBJECT STRIKES THE FLOOR PAN.Recall Details - 6/29/1998

1996 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.Recall Details - 3/6/2002

1996 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS

Problem: THE FRONT AND/OR REAR HAZARD WARNING LAMPS (FOUR-WAY FLASHERS) DO NOT FLASH WHEN THE HAZARD SWITCH IS ACTIVATED. THIS FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."Recall Details - 12/17/1996

1996 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - INTERIOR LIGHTING

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR THE INTERIOR LAMPS TO COME ON UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE THE VEHICLES ARE BEING DRIVEN. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS."Recall Details - 2/17/1998

1996 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE COULD HAVE BEEN KINKED DURING ASSEMBLY CAUSING HIGH ACCELERATOR PEDAL EFFORT, STICKING ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE, OR A BROKEN ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE.Recall Details - 10/23/1995

1996 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - STEERING:RACK AND PINION

Problem: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.Recall Details - 11/4/2002
1995 Recalls ↓

1995 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS

Problem: THE FRONT AND/OR REAR HAZARD WARNING LAMPS (FOUR-WAY FLASHERS) DO NOT FLASH WHEN THE HAZARD SWITCH IS ACTIVATED. THIS FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."Recall Details - 12/17/1996

1995 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Problem: THESE VEHICLES HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH WELDS MISSING FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES CAUSING EXCESSIVE LOADS ON THE EXISTING WELDS.Recall Details - 2/16/1995

1995 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Problem: SOME WELDS WERE OMITTED FROM THE BODY LOCK PILLAR, OR "B" PILLAR. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO.208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."Recall Details - 7/26/1995

1995 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Problem: THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER TRIM PLATE/BEZEL CAN SAG AND COVER THE LIGHT EMITTING DIODE PORTION (LIGHTED POINTED ABOVE PANEL) OF THE TRANSAXLE SHIFT INDICATOR DISPLAY. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROL LOCATION, IDENTIFICATION, AND ILLUMINATION."Recall Details - 1/2/1996

1995 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.Recall Details - 3/6/2002
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