1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE Convertible 3.1 V6
Within 24 hours the car was stalling at stop signs. Had to have towed to a repair shop. Started on its own within an hour.
Repair shop said the alternator had gone bad. Took it home and replaced the alternator and battery. Still same problem. Called the purchasing dealer and they told us to unplug a wire off the transmission (overdrive?), runs fine now.
Seals on the windows is in bad shape, power door lock on passenger side is bad, back window won't go up (power) without a few attempts. Emergency brake doesn't work.
This car is nice inside except for cracks in the door panels at the tops above the arm rests.
Fun and very sporty and was only 3000.00, has a ton of pep.
Great shape interior.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th April, 2001
21st Jun 2001, 20:32
Which wire had to be disconnected? I am having the same problem. Thanks.
15th Jul 2001, 15:52
I have a 1994 LE Sedan. Before I bought it I had it inspected at Firestone. They could not find any problems with it, but two days later the radiator busted and I was out a lot of money. A week after that the front speakers blew and the rear speakers are on their way. I have also noticed that the dashboard is starting to warp.
14th Dec 2001, 21:28
I had the same problem with the rear window not going up and it taking a few attempts.
The problem is a quick and easy fix, you just need a new set of window switches! :)
The rears seem to get jammed rather easily.
8th May 2003, 23:14
I had the same problem with my Sunbird that I bought form a used car dealer. I had it idled up and now it doesn't stop. Hopefully, the alternator doesn't start acting up, but the ABS is really crazy... does it need warming up before driving?
13th May 2004, 21:02
I am a 16 year old female, and I bought a '91 Pontiac Sunbird LE convertible from a used car lot. I really love it. The car began acting as if it was going to die when I applied the brakes to go around a sharp curve. One night I went to work and when I went to leave the car would not start. It would start if I applied a little gas, but would die soon after. My dad went up the next morning to see if he could fix it. The exhaust was so bad my dad couldn't hear the motor, so he changed the muffler before he did anything else. After he changed the muffler, the car runs and sounds like a dream!
31st Mar 2009, 16:50
My sixteenth birthday was in June of '08. My dad started working on my car a few months before that to get it ready for me to drive. It's been in my family since it was new.
The gas tank leaks, the transmission went bad and the brakes went bad. He almost has it fixed and I'm so excited because it's adorable, but I'm worried about how it will run when I finally get it.