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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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Engine And Engine Cooling (12) Latches Locks Linkages (1)

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SEAT BELTS: FRONT: BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

9/9/2002 - PLANO, TX
IN A FRONTAL COLLISION DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT CAME OUT OF HARNESS, CAUSING DRIVER TO BE THROWN OUT OF SEAT. DRIVER SUSTAINED MAJOR INJURIES.

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AIR BAGS: FRONTAL

9/9/2002 - PLANO, TX
IN A FRONTAL COLLISION NONE OF THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED ON IMPACT, CAUSING MAJOR INJURIES TO DRIVER.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY

8/26/2002 - SAN DIEGO, CA
NO SUMMARY LISTED FOR ABOVE VEHICLE.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE: GASOLINE

8/19/2002 - HONEOYE FALLS, NY
WHEN BRAKING AND WITHOUT WARNING THE VEHICLE STALLS AND BECOMES BE HARD TO CONTROL. DEALER NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE DOES NOT START SOMETIMES. THE FUEL PUMP WAS REPLACED AS A POSSIBLE CAUSE, BUT THE VEHICLE STILL STALLED.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE: GASOLINE

7/9/2002 - SARASOTA, FL
WHILE DRIVING VEHICLE WILL STALL, RESULTING IN LOSS OF PROPER STEERING AND BRAKING CONTROL. VEHICLE HAS BEEN CHECKED BY DEALER.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: WIRING: FRONT UNDERHOOD

2/1/2002 - COURTLAND MANOR, NY
AFTER BEING DRIVEN, VEHICLE WILL SMELL LIKE RUBBER BURNING ON OUTSIDE. WHILE PARKED, VEHICLE CAUGHT ON FIRE. DEALER CONTACTED.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: WIRING

1/31/2002 - CORTLANDT MANOR, NY
PRIOR TO INCIDENT BEING REPORTED, A BURNING RUBBER ODOR COULD BE DETECTED WHILE STANDING BESIDE VEHICLE AFTER NORMAL OPERATION. THEN, ON 04-JAN-2002, VEHICLE WAS PARKED FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES WHEN A NEIGHBOR INFORMED OWNER THERE WAS A FIRE UNDERNEATH THE CAR. OWNER STARTED VEHICLE AND MOVED VEHICLE AWAY FROM THE FIRE, LEAVES WERE BURNING. CONSUMER NOTICED THAT A LONG CABLE ATTACHED TO FRONT-AXLE WAS DANGLING FROM UNDERCARRIAGE, AND WAS CHARRED IN MIDDLE FROM THE FIRE. AN INSPECTOR FROM MANUFACTURER EXAMINED VEHICLE AND INFORMED CONSUMER THERE WAS NO PROBLEM WITH CAR. MANUFACTURER REFUSED TO PROVIDE CONSUMER WITH A COPY OF THE REPORT. PLEASE PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / DOCUMENTATION.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE: GASOLINE

1/9/2002 - BALTIMORE, MD
ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS VEHICLE TRACK OFF LIGHT WOULD COME ON, AND VEHICLE WOULD SHUT DOWN WHILE DRIVING. VEHICLE BEEN IN DEALER SHOP ON TWO OCCASIONS , AND PROBLEM STILL REOCCURRING. FEEL FREE TO PROVIDE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION.

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STRUCTURE: BODY: TRUNK LID

12/17/2001 - CLIO, MI
TRUNK AND BODY SEAMS ARE LEAKING, CAUSING INTERIOR OF TRUNK TO RUST. DEALER HAS BEEN CONTATCED. PLEASE PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS.

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SUSPENSION: FRONT

12/7/2001 - ST. AGNES, MI
TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALER FOR REPAIRS AND STRUTS WERE PUT ON BACKWARDS. CURRENTLY, VEHICLE MAKES RATTLING NOISES.

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