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Pontiac Sunfire Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Pontiac Sunfire Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 19, 1995

Summary: SOME WELDS WERE OMITTED FROM THE BODY LOCK PILLAR, OR "B" PILLAR. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO.208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

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Electrical & Lights, March 27, 2002

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.

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Electrical & Lights, March 1, 2004

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.

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Electrical & Lights, February 28, 1998

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."

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Suspension & Steering, February 15, 1995

Summary: THESE VEHICLES HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH WELDS MISSING FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES CAUSING EXCESSIVE LOADS ON THE EXISTING WELDS.

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Pontiac Sunfire Questions and Answers

toadster21, 1995 Pontiac Sunfire, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Mesa, AZ

With the Engine running and the A/C switched on to max and High. When I hookup the 134a refrigerant to the low side port, can't get system to recharge. Hose and gauge hooked up properly, refri...

Potiacsun95, 1995 Pontiac Sunfire, Beloit, WI

I was woundering how to change my valve seals in my 1995 Pontiac Sunfire its got a 2.2L 4 Cylinder engine with roughly 216,000 miles... any help would be wounderful...

therriens4, 1995 Pontiac Sunfire, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Saint Paul, MN

my 95 sunfire has ran like a dream since i got it 6 months ago. last week i noticed a fuel injector leaking so i quickly replaced it and now it starts hard, shake, makes moaning noises when i accel...

therriens4, 1995 Pontiac Sunfire, Amherst, WI

So i believe my car is misfiring due to a faulty fuel injector...how horrible is it to continue driving it?

ahpdriver, 1995 Pontiac Sunfire, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Stafford Springs, CT

I have no power to the fuze that regulates the fuel pump and injectors in the fuze bo. I jump it and got juice to one side of the reay but still will not start

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Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

Always chasing your tail to figure whats wrong , eats fuel pumps because tank is thin. Ground wire on battery was junk because split coating for ground at battery box,corrosion. 5th fuel pump! only 55,000 miles bought new and dealer put coil pack on at 20,000, pcm is in the open and not sure why it stalling again!

I bought it new (my first car) and it lasted until last December when an idiot didn't stop at a red light and wrecked my passenger side completely. I am really sad to loose this car. It's beyond repair. While the suspension and air conditioning may be its weakest, this car had no issue up to 140,000KM. I was able to move so much stuff, drive long distances with no issue. As surprising as it could be, this car was amazing with extreme snow. Living in Canada, it is quite important. While other cars get stucked in parking or driveway and can't do anything, this sunfire with its rear wheel drive (mine was sunfire 2002 SX), just surpassed them all and was driving like a crossover on snow and icy roads. For the price it's really a good one for starters.

lost power, not running right

My 04 sunfire has been a very dependable car. It has cool air-conditioning, automatic. I bought it new and have done the routine maintenance on it as I should of. I always need to adjust the rear brakes manually. Great car.

This cars major flaw is the head gasket,and cylinder head, i would blame it on the sticker that reads "only use dexcool" on the coolant resevoir, people dont pay attention to that and they go and put the green shit in there and that makes for a bad deal, over heat it once and the engines trash.

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