Pontiac Sunfire Repair and Maintenance
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Pontiac Sunfire ProblemsFront Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations
The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.
Pontiac Sunfire QuestionsWhat else can make the engine backfire thru the exhaust? (1 answer)
Had a new timing chain put in a Valve job done. She still backfires thru the exhaust. She is so far out of time the garage says new engine.The head is good yet.
How do replace it and what tools do I need?
So I bought a 2001 Pontiac sunfire as a beater car. The parking break doesn't work and usually this isn't a problem but because it is a manual I kind of need it. When I pull the lever the light comes on and it locks into place but it does not apply the parking break.
Pontiac Sunfire RecallsBrake Lights and Turn Signals May Not Work
The brake lights and rear turn signals may stop working due to insufficient contact between the socket and bulb. Inoperative tail lamps may not communicate the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. If both tail lamps become inoperative, the cruise control will not engage. Dealers will inspect the rear lamp bulb socket assemblies and apply grease or replace them if needed. The recall began January 18, 2005. The GM recall number 04083.
On 37 vehicles, the passenger-side rear safety belt may have been installed with an incorrect nut and bolt. In a severe crash, the upper seat belt anchorage may separate, reducing the effectiveness of the seat belt and increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect the safety belt anchorage and install a new nut and bolt. The recall began August 23, 2004. The GM recall number is 04056.