Turn Signal Switch May Fail and Cause Signals Not to Work on Pontiac Sunfire

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 118,022 (10,000–235,000)
11 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
77 people reported this problem
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i had a new turn signal switch installed a couple months ago and they put a new turn signal wire in and it worked great for about two months, now I drove to the shore three hours away from home and they don't work. brake light and hazards are not working as well. what is the problem and is there a QUICK FIX. THIS IS DANGEROUS AND NOT DRIVING WITH BRAKE LIGHTS
Turn signal switch stays on and does not blink
my turn signal & hazards do not work
turn signals turn on for a few seconds and the shut off while lever is still up or down
Turn signals work off and on....just started doing this
The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.
hazards work, turn signals dont, brake and tail lights are fine. *knock on wood just that* replaced the assembly, checked the fuses... ive just written it off as a lemon.
Both turn signals started to work only randomly, then completely stopped all together. Although emergency flashers continue to work fine.
smoke came from the steering column and since then the bake lights do not work. have tried the brake light switch and that wasnt it. does anyone have any ideas? my next thing was the headlight swich.
It has happened. The way I fix it is I turn the 4 way flashers on and they suddenly work. Pontiac is KNOWN for electrical problems.
Turn signal both back and front, both sides stopped working a few weeks ago. Booked appt with mechanic and then night before scheduled to go in, they worked again, so didn't go. Two weeks later now, they are intermittently working when they want again. Called dealer where bought the vehicle, told not a recall item, and would cost us for them to find the problem. Called Canada dealer head office as we live here and bought the vehicle here and awaiting follow up. As this appears to be a larger problem for many and not a cosmetic factor, think Pontiac head office ought to be responsible for fixing this, especially being a safety issue.
had to replace cobination switch and now the new one is doing the same thing. Unable to turn lights on unless you pull the switch forward.
Started doing this sporadically, became increasingly regular. Will replace the switch.
I'm having problems with my brake lights not working due to a combination switch that's works my turn signal on my 2000 Pontiac grand prix. Already replace one now need another one. Anyone one else having this problem . Was this a recall. Should have been.
No high or lowbeams parking lights and signals work new headlights and multi switch not sure what the issue is
right rear signal & brake light not working
turn signal does not work when cold/wet.. all bulbs and fuses are fine. hazards work.
Just happened. I am getting it looked at after first of the year. Brake lights work fine. Both sides for turn signals stopped working randomly after working all day.
Turn signals don't work.
my turn signals don't work but my 4 way flashers do its a 2000 dodge carvan