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2006 Pontiac Solstice - N/A- Springboro, OH: August 6th, 2012
Passenger side air bag sensor displays as needing service. Light does not go out with passenger in the car. This is a huge safety issue. There are a number of cars effected by this and a resolve is needed for the safety of the drivers and passengers.

2007 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB35B57Y- Swarthmore, PA: February 21st, 2012
Vehicle shows "service air bag" after 42000 miles, 80% of which without a passenger. Passenger airbag off, while passenger in car. Never comes on. Will not pass inspection. Dealer says it is the passenger presence system, will not cover it, $1000+ repair.

2008 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB35B48Y- Boyce, LA: February 8th, 2012
Passenger air bag sensor has been improperly functioning. I thought it was because my daughter was too light to activate it. It finally quit working completely. The air bag warning light stays on and there is a warning every time you start the car. This tells me that the sensor is not working and the air bag may not work. Research online shows many of this exact problem with this exact car. The gm dealer says it will be $900 to repair. I feel unsafe driving the car, as this is a very small 2 seat car and my daughter has no other choice of where to sit. This car has never been in an accident and has only 25,000 miles on it and has been very well taken care of. I do not understand why gm does not want to accept responsibility for this issue and replace the air bag sensor. An accident with this situation with the air bag not functioning could cause serious injury or death.

2008 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB35BX8Y- St. Helena, CA: January 15th, 2012
Service air bag warning comes on intermittently while driving. Have taken car to four gm dealer service departments. All told me that attempting to diagnose is futile because there are no fault codes stored in the car's computer (other than a general 0013 indicating driver's air bag deployment loop). Only when the service air bag warning is displayed will there be a fault code detailing the circuit involved. All service managers have told me that the car is dangerous to drive because the driver's air bag will not deploy when the service air bag warning is on.

2008 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MC35B98Y- Corpus Christi, TX: January 11th, 2012
The passenger air bag status indicator light will not come on when a person sit in passenger seat. The airbag readiness light on the instrument panel cluster is on the time and the service air bag display on the dic. The problem has to be in passenger seat system as it is separate from the driver seat. There has been a lot of problems this electrical and modules with the passenger seat that could result a death in a crash. A lot of drivers have had complaints on this airbag hazard on all 06 thru 10 pontiac solstice noted in the solstice forum. Please review the complains declare it recall. Thank you

2008 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB35B88Y- Juana Diaz , PR: December 12th, 2011
Vehicle overheats; passenger floor inner side gets very hot, coolant light on panel comes on and leaks coolant. Vehicle has been taken to the dealer (benitez auto in caguas puerto rico) but they claim nothing is wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle has done this several times, on november 18, 2011 coolant light came on 7 times and did it again december 11 and 12, 2011. I am afraid that the vehicle my catch fire. In addition i never got the recall for this vehicle, recall for seat belts front anchorage; nhtsa campaign id # 07v454000. Can you please help or inform me of what to do before a tragedy occurs, thank you.

2006 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB35B56Y- Norwich, CT: December 7th, 2011
The contact owns a 2006 pontiac solstice. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light was illuminated. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure, nor was the vehicle diagnosed or repaired. The current mileage was 25,430 and the failure mileages were 25,400.

2006 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB35BX6Y- Oceanside, CA: August 30th, 2011
When applying brakes, vehicle would come to a slamming stop jolting body and transmission to a complete stop then proceeding to normal driving mode until applying brakes again. Took my vehicle in to service 4 times for same repair. Codes p0013, p0014, p0700 & p2637 on diagnostic revealed all 4 times when service dept. Checked for issues. Also, powertrain differential in rear makes dragging noise since day one.

2007 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB34X07Y- Evanston, IL: July 21st, 2011
The contact owns a 2007 pontiac solstice. The contact stated that while parked, the anti lock brake and electronic stability control lights were illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. .. Updated 09/15/11 *bf updated 10/24/11 updated 11/07/11*jb

2007 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MG35X37Y- Miami, FL: May 26th, 2011
The contact owns a 2007 pontiac solstice. The contact stated the air bag light began illuminating on the instrument panel upon starting the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the air bag module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 15,500 and the current mileage was 17,307.

2008 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MC35BX8Y- Md, MD: March 21st, 2011
Passeger air bag turns off with someone sitting in seat.

2006 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB35B76Y- Lantana, FL: October 4th, 2010
The emergency brake does not engage at all, i had it fixed more or less 3 times at dealer now i am out of warranty they don't want anything to do with it. This is a severe safety hazard.

2006 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB35B96Y- Thousand Palms , CA: May 18th, 2010
2006 pontiac solstice... Differential noises and clunking while turning slow corners. Dealer installed recall for seal and lube.. Still makes loud noises at highway speeds now. Sounds like something is loose. I have seen many complaints from other owners for this same problem and some of them have had lock ups that caused them to lose control of the vehicle... Some one has to step up to gm and get them to make a permanent fix to this problem... Or i guess it will happen after someone dies from the defective drive train.

2008 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MC35B48Y- Hippo, KY: November 20th, 2009
The contact owns a 2008 pontiac solstice. The rear brakes had poor functionality during brake application. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection, but the technician could not determine a remedy. The current and failure mileages were 17046. Updated 3/4/2010 *cn updated 06/18/10. *jb

2007 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MG35X87Y- Jupiter, FL: June 22nd, 2009
The contact owns a 2007 pontiac solstice. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light illuminates whenever the seat is occupied. The dealer inspected the vehicle, but could not determine the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,682.

2006 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB33B06Y- Worthington, OH: June 22nd, 2009
In march, 2007, my 2006 pontiac solstice had a catastrophic catalytic converter failure without warning. I was traveling on the freeway at 65mph one second, and the next second the car slowed to 30mph without any warning (no warning lights, no prior engine power issue). I was able to get the car to my dealer at a maximum speed of 25mph. The sudden loss of power could have easily caused a serious high speed rear-end collision. Pontiac has sent a letter to 2006 solstice owners extending the warranty of the catalytic converter to 10 years or 120,000 miles, but they do not want anyone to take their vehicle to their dealership unless the converter fails (possibly causing a serious crash due to the sudden loss of power as previously described). There should be a full recall of this converter before someone is seriously injured or killed.

2006 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB35B16Y- Grand Blanc, MI: May 14th, 2009
The contact owns a 2006 pontiac solstice. While performing an oil change, the dealer found a leak coming from the rear differential seal. The dealer stated that she would be responsible for the repair since there was no recall available. The failure mileage was 45,311. Updated 06/09/09. *lj there was an oil leak coming from the rear differential. Updated 06/10/09. *jb

2007 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MG35X67Y- Pittsburgh, PA: April 24th, 2009
I was driving (pontiac solstice 2007)and the car went out of control. The front end had some damage to the driver's side after coming in contact with a cement barrier. I contacted pontiac customer assistance to report the accident. Gm sent an investigator to review the car. He found nothing wrong with the car. However, the pontiac dealership that i had the car sent to after the accident, replaced the rear differential assembly (under warranty) along with the front-end damage that my insurance company covered. I received the recall in feb. 2008 for the rear pinion seal leak and had the required work done at that time, also.

2007 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MG35X17Y- Ocala, FL: March 20th, 2009
The contact owns a 2007 pontiac solstice. The contact stated that the ocs in the front passenger seat misclassified a 125 lbs. Adult as a child. As a result, the front passenger side air bag may not deploy in the event of a crash. The dealer and manufacturer stated that the only remedy would be to install an air bag on and off switch at the contact's expense. The vehicle has not been adequately repaired. The failure and current mileages were 6,300. Updated 05/26/09 *bf updated 05/28/09. *jb

2007 Pontiac Solstice - 1G2MB35B67Y- Boynton Beach, FL: October 22nd, 2008
Purchased new 2007 pontiac solstice and suddenly had a flat without any movement for 6 weeks with vehicle. When having auto dealer inspect the faulty tire the dealer saw sidewall damage that reflected serious flaw/defect on several of the goodyear eagle p245/r4518 tires. Was told to take to a goodyear dealer and the dealer said that goodyear akron, ohio refused to exchange tires. But would accept proration on tires that goodyear dealer conformed to be defected tires. Goodyear dealer said that goodyear had same size and model tires as a recall on a different auto recently.