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PONTIAC SUNFIRE Problems with Electrical System

 
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2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE. These complaints & 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. You may file your own complaint for the 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (67 Complaints)
Date reported Jan 31, 2002
Location CORTLANDT MANOR, NY
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Vehicle 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Email
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Complaint - Electrical System

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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