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PONTIAC SUNBIRD RECALLS - (23 Recalls Found)

Since 1969, PONTIAC has issued a total of 669 car recalls worldwide. Of those recalls, 23 have been for the PONTIAC SUNBIRD starting in 1977. This accounts for approximately 1.3% of the 52992 car recalls issued by the NHTSA since 1966. The SUNBIRD accounts for about 3.4% of all the PONTIAC recalls issued since 1969. Compared to other car manufacturers, PONTIAC ranks #26 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 SUNBIRD 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 SUNBIRD listed below. Results are sorted year from newest to oldest. Select the desired PONTIAC SUNBIRD to view the complete recall details. Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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1994 Recalls ↓

1994 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Problem: THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH OVERTORQUED DRIVE AXLE SPINDLE NUTS. THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE EXCESSIVE LOADS ON THE SPINDLE NUT AND DRIVE AXLE RESULTING IN FAILURE OF THE DRIVE AXLE OR THE SPINDLE NUT. FAILURE OF EITHER OF THESE COMPONENTS CAN RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE STEERING KNUCKLE TIRE-WHEEL ASSEMBLY FROM THE DRIVE AXLE.Recall Details - 6/24/1994
1993 Recalls ↓

1993 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DURING VERY COLD WEATHER, WATER THATN ENTERS THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE CONDUIT FREEZES AND CAUSES THE ACCELERATOR CABLE TO DEVELOP A HIGH EFFORT OR BINDING CONDITION.Recall Details - 11/22/1993

1993 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Problem: THE BRAKE HOSES WERE MANUFACTURED INCORRECTLY, AND DO NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS 106, "BRAKE HOSES."Recall Details - 7/21/1993
1992 Recalls ↓

1992 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DURING VERY COLD WEATHER, WATER THATN ENTERS THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE CONDUIT FREEZES AND CAUSES THE ACCELERATOR CABLE TO DEVELOP A HIGH EFFORT OR BINDING CONDITION.Recall Details - 11/22/1993

1992 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: THE ACCELERATOR CABLE MAY HAVE BEEN KINKED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. THE KINK IN THE CABLE CAN CAUSE EITHER A HIGH EFFORT ACCELERATOR CABLE, STICKING ACCELERATOR CABLE, OR A BROKEN ACCELERATOR CABLE.Recall Details - 4/3/1992

1992 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Problem: THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH SPRING IS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED OR MISSING, LEADING TO A CONDITION WHERE THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH DOES NOT ENGAGE THE SECONDARY STRIKER.Recall Details - 9/23/1991
1991 Recalls ↓

1991 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - SEAT BELTS

Problem: THE FRONT DOOR SHOULDER BELT GUIDE LOOPS MAY BE CRACKED AND ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 208.Recall Details - 1/10/1992

1991 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Problem: FRONT DOOR INTERLOCK STRIKER MAY FAIL, CAUSING DOOR FRAME COLLAPSE AND INSUFFICIENT STRENGTH FOR THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHORAGE.Recall Details - 9/23/1991
1989 Recalls ↓

1989 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Problem: A FUEL TANK LEAK COULD OCCUR DUE TO SMALL CREASES ON THE TANK UNDERSIDE CRACKING DURING PRESSURE CYCLING WHICH OCCURS DURING NORMAL OPERATION.Recall Details - 12/6/1988
1988 Recalls ↓

1988 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK

Problem: REAR LAMP WIRING HARNESS MAY CONTAIN OPEN OR INTERMITTENT CIRCUITS AFFECTING BACK UP LAMP OR LICENSE PLATE LAMP OPERATION.Recall Details - 6/14/1988

1988 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Problem: THERE MAY BE POOR BOND ADHESION BETWEEN WINDSHIELD GLASS AND MOUNTING.Recall Details - 7/25/1988
1987 Recalls ↓

1987 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Problem: THE FUEL FEED AND/OR RETURN HOSE/PIPE ASSEMBLIES COULD CRACK OR SEPARATE, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK INTO THE UNDERHOOD AREA.Recall Details - 12/1/1987
1986 Recalls ↓

1986 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Problem: THE PUSH-PULL HEADLIGHT SWITCH MAY HAVE ELECTRICAL CONTACTS WHICH ALLOW AN INTERMITTENT HEADLIGHT CIRCUIT CAUSING HEADLIGHT TO FLICKER OR SUDDENLY GO OUT. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: SUDDEN LOSS OF THE HEADLIGHTS UNDER SEVERE WEATHER OR NIGHTTIME DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD REDUCE DRIVER VISIBILITY WHICH MIGHT RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. NOTE: ALSO, SEE NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER 86V131000.Recall Details - 4/28/1986
1984 Recalls ↓

1984 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Problem: SOME VEHICLES HAVE BUCKET SEAT BACK LOCKS THAT DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 207, ANCHORAGE OF SEATS. IN EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT BACK LOCK MAY NOT FUNCTION.Recall Details - 2/6/1984

1984 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - SEATS

Problem: THE METAL FLOOR PAN ANCHOR BAR COULD FATIGUE AND BREAK AROUND THE LEFT FRONT OUTER SEAT ADJUSTER STUD OF THE DRIVERS SEAT, ALLOWING THE STUD TO SEPARATE FROM THE FLOOR PAN ANCHOR BAR.Recall Details - 5/7/1987
1983 Recalls ↓

1983 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - SEATS

Problem: THE METAL FLOOR PAN ANCHOR BAR COULD FATIGUE AND BREAK AROUND THE LEFT FRONT OUTER SEAT ADJUSTER STUD OF THE DRIVERS SEAT, ALLOWING THE STUD TO SEPARATE FROM THE FLOOR PAN ANCHOR BAR.Recall Details - 5/7/1987
1980 Recalls ↓

1980 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Problem: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE SEAT BELT RETRACTORS IN THE REAR SEATING POSITIONS CONTAIN FIRST LOCK POSITIONS WHICH WILL NOT LOCK WHEN USED BY SMALLER PASSENGERS. THIS FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION".Recall Details - 5/19/1981
1979 Recalls ↓

1979 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Problem: THE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH MAY CAUSE A RANDOM INTERNAL ELECTRICAL SHORT WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE ENGINE STARTING BY ITSELF WHEN THE IGNITION SWITCH IS TURNED TO THE "ON" POSITION.Recall Details - 5/6/1979

1979 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Problem: THE CARBURETOR FUEL FEED HOSE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY POSITIONED DURING ASSEMBLY. AS A RESULT THE HOSE COULD COME IN CONTACT WITH OR BE TOO CLOSE TO THE ENGINE EMISSION EXHAUST SYSTEM GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE. THIS CAN CAUSE THE HOSE TO RUPTURE.Recall Details - 6/13/1979
1978 Recalls ↓

1978 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

Problem: THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT COUPLING ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN MACHINED OVERSIZED IN THE SERRATION AREA WHERE IT ATTACHES TO THE STEERING COLUMN. THIS WOULD PREVENT THE COUPLING FROM PROPERLY TIGHTENING ON THE SHAFT WHEN THE CLAMP AND PINCH BOLT WERE INSTALLED.Recall Details - 1/24/1978

1978 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Problem: OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE IN A MANNER WHICH PRODUCES HARD BOTTOMING OUT OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION MAY CAUSE DEFORMATION OF THE LEFT ENGINE MOUNT SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND ALLOW THE ENGINE MOUNT BRACKET TO CONTACT THE STEERING PITMAN ARM OR STEERING LINKAGE.Recall Details - 3/30/1979
1977 Recalls ↓

1977 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Problem: OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE IN A MANNER WHICH PRODUCES HARD BOTTOMING OUT OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION MAY CAUSE DEFORMATION OF THE LEFT ENGINE MOUNT SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND ALLOW THE ENGINE MOUNT BRACKET TO CONTACT THE STEERING PITMAN ARM OR STEERING LINKAGE.Recall Details - 3/30/1979

1977 PONTIAC SUNBIRD Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Problem: ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE INCORRECT FUEL HOSE PIPE WAS INSTALLED. CONSEQUENTLY, THE NEEDED SPECIAL REINFORCEMENT, USED TO HELP PREVENT RUPTURE OF THE HOSE AND SPILLAGE OF FUEL RESULTING FROM AN IMPACT FROM THE SIDE, WAS OMITTED. THIS WOULD CONSTITUTE A NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 310, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY".Recall Details - 2/16/1977
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