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

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

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Average mileage: 116,834 (10,000–235,000)
11 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire 68,000 mi,
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
2000 Pontiac Sunfire 12,000 mi,
my turn signal & hazards do not work
Turn signals work off and on....just started doing this
2001 Pontiac Sunfire 216,000 mi,
turn signals turn on for a few seconds and the shut off while lever is still up or down
The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.
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.
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.
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.
1997 Pontiac Sunfire 116,000 mi,
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.
2001 Pontiac Sunfire 130,000 mi,
Started doing this sporadically, became increasingly regular. Will replace the switch.
2000 Pontiac Sunfire 145,000 mi,
Both turn signals started to work only randomly, then completely stopped all together. Although emergency flashers continue to work fine.
2000 Pontiac Sunfire 125,000 mi,
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.
2002 Pontiac Sunfire 143,000 mi,
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.
2004 Pontiac Sunfire 10,000 mi,
No high or lowbeams parking lights and signals work new headlights and multi switch not sure what the issue is
my turn signals don't work but my 4 way flashers do its a 2000 dodge carvan
1995 Pontiac Sunfire 166,000 mi,
I was driving today and my turn signals worked just fine. I pulled into the gas station to fill up and when I went to leave, they all of a sudden quit working. I am not sure what the problem is. I am just now looking into this problem.
1997 Pontiac Sunfire 17,589 mi,
my turn signals go out just a day after I get the bulb changed, and blink really fast.
2000 Pontiac Sunfire 189,000 mi,
My turn signals will not work...will take to shop friday...any solution to repair prior to my appoinment..thanks in advance