2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE from North America
I am not satisfied with this car
Approximately 1 year ago, the fuel level indicator began showing erratic fuel levels, which caused me to run out of gas. I was told that it needed a fuel sending unit replaced.
Now, I am told the fuel strainer is clogged, and that my fuel pump may now be damaged due to this problem. There is an OPEN investigation into this by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, reference ODI Action No. PE02-66, filed on 9/6/2002. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/defect/results.cfm
I am disappointed that Pontiac does not offer to fix the fuel system delivery problem, even though there are numerous Technical Service Bulletins describing the problem, and an ongoing NHTSA investigation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st May, 2003
25th Jul 2003, 08:27
I have been having this EXACT problem with my 2000 SunFire for about a year now, i.e. the erratic reading on the gas, etc. Now, the car has taken to stalling on me at times, starting back almost immediately sometimes and not at all others necessitating it being towed to a shop.
I've replaced the fuel filter twice in 3 months, as I was told "bad gas" might have clogged it. Now, I've had it back to a Pontiac dealer after the last stall, and they've run a diagnostic check and can find nothing wrong.
I'm wondering what to do next -- but this sheds some light that I had not heard about before.