The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire
1996 Pontiac Sunfire
1996 Pontiac Sunfire Problems
A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.
Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
The serpentine belt tensioner can fail; it may become noisy and/or the belt may jump off. Replacement of the failed tensioner will be necessary.
1996 Pontiac Sunfire Recalls (Recent)
Summary: 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.Learn more »
Summary: 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.Learn more »
Summary: 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."Learn more »
Summary: 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."Learn more »
1996 Pontiac Sunfire Questions and Answers
My sunfire wont start unless I feed it alittle gas what could i do to fix it
i was wondering if anyone could tell me about how much replacing a timing chain (or belt not sure what its called) would cost me...Thanks
The windshield wipers work, but stall in the upright position when not turned on. The car horn also doesn't work. How much would it be to get both these items fixed.
my daughter ran into a ditch and had to get help getting it out. The next day, no matter how much you push the gas, it won't move. This is a manual transmission, the cluth is not hard to pus...