2008 Pontiac Solstice Pontiac Solstice 2008

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2008 Pontiac Solstice repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (53%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (0%)

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2008 Pontiac Solstice repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (42%)

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Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Pontiac Solstice 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Pontiac Solstice in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2018
Jun 2014

13000 mi
NOT FIXED. The Passenger Presence Sensor in the Passenger seat failed; no airbag for passenger. The quote from the GM dealer was $900 to fix. We did not fix it yet - hoping a recall, as this part was recalled for Cadillac. 
Aug 2016

15000 mi

US $550
A/C Hose Failure, diagnosed & replaced 
Jun 2017

16500 mi
Parking Brake wasn't holding - cable apparently had stretched. 
Jul 2017

16700 mi

US $156
Airbag (Passenger Presence Sensor) Recall - "Temporary Fix" so the Passenger Airbag would function again. Earlier visit to tighten the parking brake didn't fix it - had to do a full disassembly of the parking brake caliper and install. Seems to be fixed this time. 
Feb 2018

17100 mi

US $213
Replaced original factory battery (10 years old, finally gave out) 
Jul 2018

17800 mi
Safety - Final Recall to replace passenger seat presence sensor, which had failed several years ago, so that the air bags would work properly. 
Pontiac Solstice in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

16 mi
Steering wheel audio controls stopped working. Parts replaced under GM warranty. 
Mar 2016

26040 mi

C $100
RHS buttress latch on convertible top would not release. Dealer diagnosed problem and effected repair. Problem solved. 

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2008 Pontiac Solstice 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 5-speed automatic RWD

Pontiac Solstice in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Aug 2013
Jan 2013

US $785
Battery went down on a 4 year old summer car, not very good. Some body panels need removed to change it, so not an easy one. The heater would not work properly, needed a resistor added due to a design flaw. That had actually never ever worked on this car, yet would not be fixed under warranty! The cooling fan stopped working. The power train was under the warranty, but I had to negotiate hard for GM to accept to cover that one. I still have to pay $100 for the ECU diagnostic! 
Pontiac Solstice in Virginia, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

225000 mi

US $600
P0016 cam/crank correlation error due to timing chain stretch. Replaced cam timing chain, tensioner, guides 

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2008 Pontiac Solstice 2dr Convertible

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic RWD

Pontiac Solstice in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

141000 mi

US $60
Replaced the radiatior fan. Chk engine light code S010 happens every two years. I replaced the camshaft actuator at cost of $50 for part. Engine overheated and I replaced thermostat at $10. 

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