really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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problem #2

Oct 302014

Firebird 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Firebird. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, there was a burning odor emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that oil was leaking from the valve cover gasket. As a result, the technician informed the contact that the oil pan gasket and the valve cover gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 1/12/16 the consumer stated with the oil leaking, it was coming in contact with the exhaust manifold. Updated 02/04/16.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122003

(reported on)

Firebird 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Problems with electrical system, clutch, pistons, dash fan and rear right molding. The vehicle developed a crack in the cylinder head. Saturn repaired the part but would not reimburse the consumer for repair cost due to the vehicle exceeding the warranty. At the time of the repair the vehicle had 96K plus miles. The vehicle also experienced the following: Engine knocking/loss of power (8 pistons were replaced), after engine problem/repair, engine oil consumption occurred (one quart every 1300 hundred miles, bang noise in the clutch (bearing was replaced), water and haze was in the high/low beam inside the bulbs, left headlight shorted out/wire burnt (actuator was replaced), the brake pedal rubber guard had detached, the gas tether detached, there was an engine knock upon acceleration, the ignition module and camshaft position sensor experienced performance problems, the transmission shimmies when shifting under the vehicle when the clutch depressed, the headlights, rear light, dash lights, radio lights, and the interior lights would continuously flicker. In cold weather the shifter failed to engage in 2nd and 4th gears.

- Sudbury, MA, USA