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PONTIAC SUNFIRE - 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 67 complaints filed for the 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Communications (1) Exterior Lighting (2) Seat Belts (2) Structure (2) Vehicle Speed Control (1)
Electrical System (21) Fuel System Gasoline (3) Service Brakes (2) Suspension (3) Visibility (4)
Engine (2) Fuel System Other (2) Service Brakes Hydraulic (8) Tires (4) Wheels (1)
Engine And Engine Cooling (12) Latches Locks Linkages (1)

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: BATTERY

11/7/2003 - VILLA RICA, GA
UPON PULLING HOOD RELEASE LATCH INSIDE THE VEHICLE THE HOOD FAILED TO OPEN TO SECONDARY LATCH. THE MECHANISM WAS INOPERATIVE DUE TO BATTERY ACID LEAKING ONTO HOOD RELEASE CABLE, CORRODING IT.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES: HOOD: LATCH

11/7/2003 - VILLA RICA, GA
UPON PULLING HOOD RELEASE LATCH INSIDE THE VEHICLE THE HOOD FAILED TO OPEN TO SECONDARY LATCH. THE MECHANISM WAS INOPERATIVE DUE TO BATTERY ACID LEAKING ONTO HOOD RELEASE CABLE, CORRODING IT.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE: OTHER FUEL TYPES: TURBO-CHARGER

8/26/2003 - SMITHERS, WV
CONSUMER CALLED COMPLAINING ABOUT FUEL PUMP PROBLEMS. DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE CONTACTED, AND STATED THAT IT NEEDED TO BE REPLACE, BUT VEHICLE HAD NO WARRANTY, AND CONSUMER WAS NOT ABLE TO PAY FOR THE REPAIRS.

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VISIBILITY: POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

7/29/2003 - TALLAHASSEE, FL
DRIVER SIDE POWER WINDOW BECAME STUCK AND WOULDN'T ROLL DOWN. TAKEN TO THE DEALERSHIP, THEY FIXED IT BUT IT CONTINUES TO ROLL DOWN SLOW WHEN PRESSING ALL FOUR WINDOW BUTTONS AT ONCE. WHEN PRESSING ONLY THIS BUTTON AND NONE OTHER THE WINDOW ROLLS DOWN AT A MEDIUM PACE.

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TIRES

6/5/2003 - NORTH ROYALTON, OH
I WENT TO LOOK AT MY BRAKES AND FOUND THAT INSIDE MY TREADS AS WELL AS OUTSIDE MY TREADS THE RUBBER IS CRACKING. THE TIRES ARE JUST OVER A YEAR OLD WITH 25,000 MILES ON THEM. PLACE OF PURCHASE WAS CONTACTED BUT DUE TO A MOVE I AM UNABLE TO GET TO DEALER HAVE TO FIND CLOSER DEALER THAT SERVICES THE TIRES.

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VISIBILITY: REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER: MOTOR

2/21/2003 - WIGGINS, MS
WHEN SET ON INTERMITTENT OR MIST, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS SEEM TO BE TURNING OFF AND ON DURING THE WIPE CYCLE, MAKING THEM JUMP A COUPLE OF TIMES WHILE WIPING. CONCERNED THAT THEY MAY STOP WORKING ALTOGETHER WHILE DRIVING IN BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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AIR BAGS

1/20/2003 - LIBERTY, TX
HAD A FRONTAL COLLISION, MY ENTIRE FRONT END WAS EFFECTED BY THE HIT NEITHER AIR BAG DEPLOYED NOR DID MY SEAT BELT KEEP ME AGAINST THE SEAT.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

11/25/2002 - AUGUSTA, ME
WHEN THE ROADS ARE ICY/SNOWY, THE BRAKE PEDAL DOESN'T GO TO THE FLOOR BUT WILL LOCK UP, MAKE NOISE, AND GO OUT OF CONTROL. THE DEALER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. TS SCC

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TIRES

11/25/2002 - HONEYOYE FALLS, NY
WHEN DRIVING VEHICLE FOR ABOUT 20 MILES, CONSUMER STATED THERE WAS A SMELL OF BURNING RUBBER COMING FROM THE REAR OF VEHICLE. CAUSE UNKNOWN. DEALER CONTACTED. TS

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC: FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

10/8/2002 - ELKVIEW , WV
WHILE IN MOTION, THE REAR BRAKES WILL LOCK UP. THIS CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO GO INTO AN UNCONTROLLABLE SKID SIDEWAYS.

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