2000 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews - Page 8 of 15

2000 Pontiac Sunfire from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles

Summary:

This is a shame and I'll never buy another

Faults:

I had my air conditioner replaced after 8 months.

Recall on ignition switch.

My #1 fan stopped working last summer.

My #2 fan stopped working this summer.

My daytime running lights blink 3 times and then my service light comes on.

Shifting console light doesn't work.

General Comments:

I thought this was an isolated incident. I was told a year ago from my dealer that the flickering lights was to blamed on the auto starter I received for X-mas.

How is this not a recall???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd August, 2006

18th Mar 2012, 14:55

Your heater/blower resistor is failing, this is very common in many models of cars and trucks of all makes, due to the high current involved in switching the HO blower motors on, off and variable speed. The resistor is easy to change, and costs 20 dollars.

The three blinks on your lights for your remote starter is entirely your remote starter telling you the car is not in reservation mode. So if you're an auto, the installer set the trans type wrong in the starter setup, and if you're manual trans, then you must set reservation mode on stopping the vehicle. This is done almost the same way with all command start/alarm systems.

You depress the brake pedal, set the manual trans in neutral, set the park brake, and release the foot brake, and you will hear a click come from the relay on the command head unit. At that point, switch the vehicle off and exit. Remember to LOCK your doors when the car is set in command mode, as some will error out if they detect a start command while the vehicle can be entered while running under the remote.

If you set the module to reservation mode properly, or have the dealer set it to auto if you have an auto, then what you get is ONE flash of all lights, pause, click click, engine start, followed by one more flash of all lights ON/OFF, then just the park lights come on, while the remote start timer times down, usually 15 minutes.

When you enter the vehicle, you must insert the key, turn to run position, AKA first stop, then depress the brake pedal to cancel reservation mode, then proceed to drive as normal.

This is how the remote / command starters actually work, and your little blower switch problem is probably the most common vehicle problem, other than replacing brakes.

Hope this helps you.

P99.

2000 Pontiac Sunfire 2.4 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56 miles
Most recent distance99400 miles

Summary:

Great car, but very high maintenance

Faults:

Well guys, I'm have a few issues with my 2000 Pontiac Sunfire. Engine light keeps coming back on, after the fuel cap been clean and replaced, and computer been reset. Any suggestion to what I'm dealing with here! Another thing- few days ago, I attempt to unlock my car with the remote (4 buttons) which didn't even unlock it, so I had to use the key- thinking the battery on the remote is dead! toasted! so I replaced it, thinking that should do the job! well NO! now when I attempt to lock the car with the remote, it doesn't lock any of the doors, but it would set off the horn (armed) when you try to unlock the vehicle, only the driver side unlocks, but not the rest of them. Do you think it's a relay problem or something else? I'm running out of option and I'm ready to spend some serious cash for the an auto shop to take a look at it! If anyone runs into the same problem and have a solution for me or even someone know what I'm dealing with, please let me know ASAP @ jdykstra77@comcast.net... Thanks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st July, 2006

24th Mar 2009, 12:08

I had the same problem. It's a huge electrical issue. A few things every other month will go out.

My key remote eventually only would unlock the passenger door, and when I would use the key, even to open the trunk, the alarm goes off.

I hate to tell you, but that's just the beginning,

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 63 reviews