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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems

1998 Pontiac Bonneville (Page 3 of 3)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 20
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,928 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #12

Mar 242000

Bonneville

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving automobile suddenly cut off and had no power- engine shut down, and consumer had no use of the brakes, automobile drifted about 100 feet and came to a stop.after sitting for about 15 minutes, the automobile restarted.

- Streator, IL, USA

problem #11

Nov 091999

Bonneville

  • miles
On four occasions while driving at 40 mph, the engine quit running which could have resulted in an collision. However, on one occasion the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repair, but no problems were found.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #10

Sep 241999

(reported on)

Bonneville

  • miles
Intermittently the vehicle stall out and dies resulting in a loss of vehicle control. The vehicle will start up immediately after. The dealer has not been able to duplicate or correct. Mjs

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #9

May 171999

Bonneville

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine stallls normally at low speed but has stalled at approximately 35mph. Sometimes the check engine light comes on. Sometimes the check gauge4 light comes on. The chimes sound when ever it stalls. It has stalled approximately 15 times since the problem 1st occurred. I am affraid that I will be rear ended. It has been to the dealer 3 times for this problem and will be going back in tomorrow 6/3/1999 for the 4th time. Computer has been reprogrammed and exchanged. Dealer said he checked all associated wiring but to date has not found the source of the problem.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #8

Dec 231998

Bonneville

  • miles
While driving vehicle stalls unexpectedly which may cause an accident. Able to restart vehicle after it stalled. Been to dealer several times, dealer cannot determine the problem.

- Lebanon, OH, USA

problem #7

Oct 071998

Bonneville

  • miles
Engine stalls normally when decelerating with loss of power steering and power brakes. Dealer is unable to locate problem. This is potentially dangerous when making turns across on coming traffic as it has stalled on several occassions. Vehicle has to be shut off and put in nuetral before it can be restarted and on two occasions stalled again after restarting. This vehicle is unsafe to be on public roads and GM says there is nothing more that can be done to solve this problem.vehicle has been at courtesy Pontiac three times for a total of 17 days of the last 36 days and still has not been resolved.

- N. Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #6

Sep 201998

Bonneville

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer experiencing ongoing problem with engine intermittently stalling. Vehicle been in/out of dealer shop on three occasions. Dealer informed consumer the problems can not be found or the problem cannot be duplicated.

- Yardville, NJ, USA

problem #5

Nov 111997

Bonneville

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently while driving the vehicle shuts off, losing power brakes, power steering, etc. The dealer was not able to duplicate the problem. The computer was reprogrammed in February of 98. The problem still exists.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 251998

Bonneville

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed the vehicle stallls. To restart the car, has to shift the gear into neutral and turn the key. The dealer is not able to correct the problem.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 051997

Bonneville

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine failed on several occasions

- Helena, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 171997

Bonneville

  • miles
While driving with cruise control on, traveling approximately 65 mph, suddenly without warning the engine stopped running.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 201997

Bonneville

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle about 10 mph and sometimes higher speeds, according to consumer, the vehicle just shuts off, losing power and steering power. The engine check light comes on when engine stops. Consumer had taken vehicle to dealer twice they said: The problem is with the fuel pump that's why the engine was not working. Consumer states that the fuel pump was not the cause of the problem, possible engine problem.

- Gilbertsville, PA, USA

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