2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE from North America - Comments

28th May 2005, 22:39

I am the owner of a Pontiac sunfire 2001 2.2L and I had the factory recalls too.

I also had other problems you mentioned such as the faulty resistor.

I also had a left headlight problem and was trying to figure out today (may 29, 2005) how to repair.

Also had a problem with an oxygen sensor that would cause the car to stall from time to time for no apparent reason. They never figured out the problem.

I could go on forever with all the problem I had with this car.

17th Oct 2005, 09:31

I am a Sunfire owner and I got the same problem with the electrical wiring hardness for the Day running lights, i did contact GM and they weren't aware of the problem. They told me to get it fix and keep my receipt any only if they do a recall we will get reimbursed. If any got info reference this problem could you email it to me.

Thanks.

Alain

alacha1@msn.com.

17th Oct 2005, 09:47

Can someone please tell me who entered the comment I've replied to. I would like to contact the dealer for more information... thank you alacha1@msn.com.

17th Oct 2005, 17:57

Sunfire GT 2000.

My blower currently doesn't work on 1,2 or 3. It started off as just 1 and 2.. but just recently 3 stopped working too. Time to get it fixed!

25th Oct 2005, 09:33

With the individual that's having problem with the blower control... its your blower motor resistor - which is located passenger side under dash board. you can do it yourself, pretty tight spot, but you can do it and it will save tons of money. blower resistor is about $15 from AutoZone or you may get it from your dealer. hope this helps you out, need more info.. contact me at JDykstra77@comcast.net.

18th Nov 2005, 15:15

From the great white north... I recently purchased a low mileage 2002 sunfire, 2.2 5 speed. The dash lights all go on and than the entire dash goes off. Yes even the speedometer and tach... the lights flicker, the radio flickers and the blower motor goes on and off. Is this a related problem you all have been experiencing...?

23rd Nov 2005, 11:39

Hi, I am an owner of a 2000 sunfire 2.2, all the problems mentioned above are or have happened to my car as well. Currently the front lights don't work. All other lights (brake, fog, indicators) work. The fan doesn't work in first position, the rear speakers don't work, the check engine light comes on and off, the back lights for the radio flicker and sometimes don't work, the car surges and hesitates, the light for stop traction control lights up - even if not pressed... I could go on, but why bother.. you are probably experiencing the same old stuff.

18th Dec 2005, 13:08

Hi I am a owner of a 2000 sunfire gt. 2.4 L. I have had my problems also as a new owner and my blower doesn't work either. I just had a remote start hooked up and now I have no heat. I will try the heater resistor. I hope that's all it is.. the front brakes on these cars are not good at all. I have replaced them once and now I'm on my second set. Good luck GM..

2nd Jan 2006, 11:45

I am a owner of a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire. I have also encountered the air conditioning problem when it was turned on the 1 setting. Since I have had the car I have had to change my fuel pump 3 times that's right three times. The first two were under dealership warranty, but the third repair was not and it cost me close to $800. The problem with the fuel pump has caused be to be stranded on the side of the road at night at least seven times. My car is now for sale. The body of the car is in good condition with exception of a few lower dents caused by me kicking it.

7th Jan 2006, 09:52

Hey, recent 2000 2-door sunfire purchaser here. Reading whats posted on here makes me weary of what's to come! Only had the car for (almost) 3 months and I have had work done on it (at the expense of the car dealership thus far).

To the person whose back speakers don't work... I have that same problem too, I was told by my mechanic that the speakers are fine, it is something with the actual stereo system itself -=apparently=- a popular factory issue with these cars.

When I bought my car, the ABS light and check engine light would come on sporadically, as well the "lights on" and "keys in ignition" indicator charm would not come on, and the interior light would not come on when I opened the door... as well the stereo would not shut off automatically. All this dash and bells-and-whistle mishaps were all due to a broken/sticky door switch. Once that was changed, it all works!

I don't know about other sunfires, but I find that when driving, it almost sounds like you are in a wind tunnel. I know that there is obviously wind resistance, and over time, cars get louder... but its pretty loud. I'm nervous that the seals around the windows are giving out! Rainy days, it sounds like you are driving with the windows open. Occasionally there are odd squeaks in the back, resembling the sound of a washing machine on spin cycle O_O...the list goes on...

10th Jan 2006, 13:25

2000 Sunfire, daytime running lights flicker on startup & then turn off, Service light on, no high beams. Replaced DRL relay & headlamps, no success. Took to dealer, & it's the headlamp wiring harness! They want $700 to replace it. Time for a recall, GM...

13th Jan 2006, 11:14

'97 Cavalier with VIN starting with '3'

Required rewiring of headlamp harness due to head light problems. The passenger side was dim and running lights were dim. The GM dealer completed one side in June 2005 AND the second side again in January 2006. Total cost $295 plus $ 295 = $590. With this being a wiring problem the car was taken to a GM dealer. This is the first time I was not able to use an independent dealer to repair a standard car problem. This type of apple pie car should not have unexpected expensive problems for those whom can least afford the cost.

23rd Jan 2006, 18:16

My Sunfire was built in Lordstown, OH--no such problems here!!

29th Jan 2006, 11:00

Jan. 29,2006

I am presently experiencing a headlight problem for the 4th time on my 2001 Sunfire, (92,000 KM). The first 3 problems involved corroded wiring and corroded splices in the wiring harness that caused everything from no Daytime Running Lights to no high beam headlights to no headlights whatsoever. My car was taken to the same GM dealer all 3 times in the past. It has cost me a total of $553.16 so far and I have to take it back for a 4th time! I have e-mailed GM Canada twice- not much help- no recall in sight for this wiring harness problem. I am going to phone Transport Canada in the next day or two. They are responsible for enforcing the Motor Vehicle Safety Act in Canada. I feel this issue is a serious safety-related defect inherent in these vehicles. Transport Canada can be found on the Federal Government web-site, or phone them at 1-800-333-0510. Please express your concerns to them as I am going to do.