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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Recalls

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Most Recent 1996 Pontiac Sunfire Recall

On January 24, 2003, Pontiac recalled 1,159,156 Pontiac Sunfire. Certain passenger vehicles and mini vans have lower pinion bearings in the power rack and pinion assembly in which the retainer tabs were not crimped properly. these and some other retainers used in vehicles assembled between january 1, 1996 and october 31, 1997, could fail and permit the ball bearings to escape.
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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Recall Details

Summary on January 24, 2003
Certain passenger vehicles and mini vans have lower pinion bearings in the power rack and pinion assembly in which the retainer tabs were not crimped properly. these and some other retainers used in vehicles assembled between january 1, 1996 and october 31, 1997, could fail and permit the ball bearings to escape.
Summary on March 27, 2002
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.
Summary on December 28, 1998
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. one of the rear suspension trailing arm bolts can fatigue and break.
Summary on August 11, 1998
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. because of certain calibrations in the air bag's sensing and diagnostic module, an inadvertent air bag deployment could occur in a low speed crash or when an object strikes the floor pan.
Summary on February 28, 1998
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."