February 25, 2002
The NHTSA opened investigations on 1995-97 Pontiac Sunfire cars when 18 reports of fires near or in the steering column were made. The NHTSA said that the ignition was not on at the time of the fire in 10 of the reports.
October 25, 2001
GM is recalling the Pontiac Trans Sport/Montana because of poorly made welds that can separate and jam the actuator in the unlatched position. This can result in the sliding door opening in certain conditions.
July 26, 2001
The NHTSA has upgraded the investigation of the 1998-2000 Pontiac Grand Prix due to the air bags on the driver-side front. One incident involving a Pontiac Grand Prix is of a two-inch fragment that broke from the inflator assembly and tore through the air bag. The driver suffered many injuries from the fragment and hot gases that escaped through the bag.
March 19, 2001
After injuries were reported from electrical fires, GM recalled Pontiac Grand Ams, in addition to their Buick Skylarks and Oldsmobile Achievas.
January 30, 2001
GM is investigating airbag failures in half a million of its vehicles, including the 1999 Pontiac Montana. During deployment the passenger side air bags tore.
January 6, 2000
The NHTSA is investigating vehicles with depowered airbags that have ended in death and injuries. Included in the investigation is a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix that resulted in subdural hematoma and brain swelling of a seven year old and a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am with a spinal cord laceration and subarachnoid hemmorhage of a four year old passenger.