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1999 Pontiac Firebird - 2G2FV22GXX2- Port Charlotte, FL: September 22nd, 2011
The contact owns a 1999 pontiac fire bird. The contact stated that the clutch master cylinder was defective and would not allow the clutch system to disengage when being depressed. There was a recall nhtsa campaign id number: 99v239000 (power train: clutch assembly) but the contact was informed by the manufacturer that the vin was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 11,200. Updated 10/27/11*bf updated 11/16/11*jb

1994 Pontiac Firebird - 2G2FS22S9R2- Elyria , OH: August 31st, 2010
I have a 94 pontiac firebird 3. 4 that is giving me a vats problem. The security light does not blink but the car will not start for anything.

1991 Pontiac Firebird - 1G2FS23T4ML- Vineland, NJ: March 9th, 2010
The contact owns a 1991 pontiac firebird. While stopped at a red light, the vehicle accelerated forward without driver intent. The contact took the vehicle to be repaired when he was advised by the dealer that the drivers side pressure sensor, behind the headlight, was defective. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current was 56,000. Updated 05/10/10 *bf the dealer replaced the throttle position sensor. Updated 06/11/10*jb

1997 Pontiac Firebird - 2G2FS32K4V2- Knoxville, TN: June 16th, 2009
The turning signal light sockets on the 1997 firebird (and probably other model years) burn up after a time causing signal failure and marker light failure. The cause is the excessive heat given off by the daytime running lights. Pontiac used the turning signal element of the light assembly as a full on,all the time, visibility light for daytime driving. I love the idea for safety reasons but i feel the signal socket needs to be better able to handle the heat of these lights being on all the time. Visibility is great but having these sockets fail at busy intersections and not being able to signal seems to be a bigger safety issue and an accident waiting to happen. The sockets burn black and haven't caught on fire on my car and i'm not sure of the fire potential of this, but being that the bumper fenders and virtually most of the car is plastic, if they ever did catch fire i'd hate to see how fast the vehicle would burn!. I have had to resort to using a small jumper wire to ground the drl signal out so that i effectively disabled the lights so that i didn't have to continually have to repair the sockets or risk having a fire. The next question asks for a date of incident and i'm not sure how to answer so i'll put today's date in there. The sockets seem to burn out once every few years, even the replacements are prone to failure after a couple years. My sockets have been replaced twice in 134,000 miles and this third set of sockets are scorched after being replace six months ago so i disabled the drl before they got worse.

2002 Pontiac Firebird - 2G2FS22K422- Bridgewater Township, NJ: April 17th, 2009
The contact owns a 2002 pontiac firebird. The contact noticed that the chrome rims exhibited corrosion and rust on the inside surface. In addition, the spokes were severely cracked. There were no warnings prior to the failures. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they found rust and corrosion on all four rims. The rims have not been replaced at this time. The failure mileage was 42,000 and current mileage was 75,000. Updated 05/27/09 *bf updated 06/02/09. *jb

2000 Pontiac Firebird - 2G2FS22KXY2- Austin, TX: September 6th, 2008
I had to replace the window motor on the driver side and the window motor and regulator on the passenger side. Everyone i have encountered with my generation firebird has had this problem. The day the passenger side went out it was 100 degrees and later raining, thus the window was down and not protecting the occupants from the elements of the weather.

1985 Pontiac Firebird - 1G2FS87S6FL- Port Orford, OR: June 2nd, 2008
The contact owns a 1985 pontiac firebird. The contact received a recall notice for nhtsa campaign id number 91v055000 (parking brake:conventional). The dealer informed him that his vehicle could not be repaired under the recall because it did not have rear disc brakes. The contact stated that the braking system was not working and feels that his vehicle should be included in the recall. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 06/17/08. *lj the parking brake did not hold and could not be adjusted. Updated

1992 Pontiac Firebird - 1G2FS2382NL- Arnold, MO: April 8th, 2008
The contact owns a 1992 pontiac firebird. With the gear in drive and the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The wheels began smoking due to the fact that the brake pedal was still depressed. The contact shifted the vehicle into park and shut off the ignition. The following day, he took the vehicle to a shop and was informed by the mechanic that the electronic control module failed. They replaced the ecm and there had not been any further occurrences. The failure mileage was 50,000 and current mileage was 54,000. Updated 4/25/08 *cn

2002 Pontiac Firebird - 2G2FV22GX22- Plattsburgh, NY: October 26th, 2007
Chrome plating peeling from wheels,corrosion causing tires to loose air and go flat. Loss of air pressure causes handling problems--constant problem-situation has been repeated several times. Cleaning corrosion form wheel (which pontiac dealer has done) corrects problem for short period of time.

1983 Pontiac Firebird - 1G2AS8712DN- Meadville, PA: July 3rd, 2007
The front seat belts in my firebird have failed and the manufacturer no longer has parts available. They were subject to a recall, 85v169000, in 1985. *ak

1984 Pontiac Firebird - 1G2AW87G7EL- Thousand Oaks, CA: May 18th, 2007
The contact owns a 1984 pontiac firebird. The contact stated that the manufacturer will not repair, replace, or provide refunds on recall repairs pertaining to his vehicle's year, make, and model. The dealer stated that the vin is out of range and is not included in the recalls. The contact feels that the dealer is being dishonest. He stated that there are seven recalls issued on his vehicle. Those recalls are as follows: fuel system, gasoline, parking brake:conventional, seat belts: rear:buckle assembly, seat belts:front:webbing, seats:front assembly:recliner, service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings, and, wheels:cap/cover/hub. The engine size was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 100,000.

1998 Pontiac Firebird - 2G2FS32K3W2- Largo, FL: October 11th, 2006
Dt*: the contact stated water was seeping into the right rear taillight from rain corroding the reflective materials in the tail light, which diminished the illumination. The service dealer was notified. The manufacturer was not alerted. Updated 12/1/2006 - *nm

2001 Pontiac Firebird - 2G2FS22K212- Fresno, CA: August 21st, 2006
Firestone tire defective: treads completely peeled off. *jb

2001 Pontiac Firebird - 2G2FS32KX12- Swansea, MA: August 16th, 2006
Dt*: the contact stated upon entering the vehicle, a burning odor was detected. The contact opened the trunk and noticed a beach towel had two burn marks on it. The towel was moved and the vehicle has not been inspected by a mechanic.

1991 Pontiac Firebird - 1G2FS23T7ML- Pittsburgh, PA: February 2nd, 2006
Dt*: the contact stated that there was a gasoline smell coming from the vehicle while it was parked in the garage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. Upon inspection the mechanic found a leak coming from the gasoline filler pipe. There is a nhtsa campaign id #94v077000, regarding the gasoline: storage tank assembly: filler pipe and cap. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall however it is not included in the recall due to the vin. The vehicle has not been repaired. Updated 3/20/2006 - *nm

1983 Pontiac Firebird - 1G2AW87S7DN- Chester, VA: January 26th, 2006
Dt: the contact stated the driver's side seat belt does not retract after being extended and the parking brake does not hold the vehicle. There is a nhtsa recall, # 85v169000, 91v055000 regarding the seat belt webbing and parking brake. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recalls; however it is not included in the recall due to the vin. The vehicle was taken to the local dealership for inspection and repair.

1983 Pontiac Firebird - 1G2AW87S9DN- Chester, VA: January 26th, 2006
Dt*: the contact stated the driver's side seat belt does not retract after being extended and the parking brake does not hold the vehicle. There is a nhtsa recall, # 85v169000, 91v055000 regarding the seat belt webbing and parking brake. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recalls; however it is not included in the recall due to the vin. The vehicle was taken to the local dealership for inspection and repair.

1985 Pontiac Firebird - 1G2FS87H4FL- Baytown, TX: November 22nd, 2005
Dt: the contact states there are two nhtsa recalls campaign 85v169000 and 91v055000 concerning the front seat belt webbing and parking brake. This vehicle is experiencing the same problems as indicated in the recalls, but it is not included in the recalls due to vin. *ak

2000 Pontiac Firebird - 2G2FS32K6Y2- Greensboro, NC: October 1st, 2005
I have a 2000 pontiac firebird. At least once a month i have to change either a parking light or a fog light because it has burnt out. One of my fog lights is completely ruined and i have to purchase a whole new piece, because it was melted. I have noticed when passing other cars like mine, 9 times out of 10 they have a light out in the front. Thank you. *jb

1978 Pontiac Firebird - 2U87U8L1618- Kailua Kona, HI: September 14th, 2005
Was there a recall on pontiac firebirds for hot starting problems because the starter and solenoid being mounted on the engine block, close too the exhaust manifold? It occurs when the heat from the engine block and exhaust manifold effect the starter solenoid so that no charge gets through to the starter. As a result, the car will not start until the solenoid cools down. Why can't the solenoid be mounted elsewhere? I believe that gm never addressed the hot starting problem it is a danger, especially if one breaks down on a busy highway with inadequate shoulders or cannot get to a shoulder. Being unable to restart the vehicle could create a traffic hazard. Additionally in emergencies (medical or natural disaster), one will not be able to move the effected vehicle because of this problem. Sincerely, john oliva. *jb