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Power Window Stopped Working

8.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$342.00
Average Mileage:
59,644 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace regulator and motor assembly (2 reports)
  2. replace window regulator assembly, buy on eBay (1 reports)
  3. replace with regulator from salvage yard (1 reports)
  4. replaced motor (1 reports)
  5. this is a widespread problem they should recall (1 reports)
2003 Pontiac Bonneville windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 112010

Bonneville SLE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,561 miles

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

JIFFY LUBE WILL ALWAYS ROLL WINDOW DOWN EVEN IF TOLD NOT TOO THEN IT TAKES 2 PEOPLE TO PUT IT MANUALLY UP, FAMILY OR FRIEND WANTING TO SPEAK TO YOU OR YOU TO THEM, MULTIPLE OTHER TIMES OR REASONS YOU NEED TO ROLL WINDOW DOWN TO SPEAK OR DO SOMETHING, WHO WOULD NOT BE ANNOYED OR ANGRY!!!!!!!!!

- , Moberly, MO, USA

problem #5

Oct 102007

Bonneville SLE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,100 miles

HAVE TO GET OUT OR PULL FORWARD TO ORDER OR PAY AT ANY QUICK DRIVE-THRU, BANK, MCDONALDS, TACO BELL, BURGER KING, POST OFFICE DRIVE THROUGH, STOPPED FOR TICKETS WHEN THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO GET OUT OR OPEN DOOR, JIFFY LUBE WILL ALWAYS ROLL WINDOW DOWN EVEN IF TOLD NOT TOO THEN IT TAKES 2 PEOPLE TO PUT IT MANUALLY UP, FAMILY OR FRIEND WANTING TO SPEAK TO YOU OR YOU TO THEM, MULTIPLE OTHER TIMES OR REASONS YOU NEED TO ROLL WINDOW DOWN TO SPEAK OR DO SOMETHING, WHO WOULD NOT BE ANNOYED OR ANGRY!!!!!!!!!

- , Moberly, MO, USA

problem #4

Oct 042005

Bonneville SLE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,200 miles

Everywhere you go you need to go through a drive thru (McDonalds, Bank, Post Office to mail envelopes, getting on and off expressway toll booths, charity money collectors on street, police stopping for speeding Don't get out of car roll down your window!, family member or friend coming up to window to tell you something or you not able to roll window down to yell at them. WHAT A NIGHTMARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

- , Moberly, MO, USA

problem #3

Feb 092007

(reported on)

Bonneville SSI 4.6 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

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

When the back rear window went out that was upsetting. Then I saw another Bonneville with duck tape holding up the back window just like I had. Then 2 months later the other back window does the same thing. Then upon seeing everyones complaints I realize this is not an isolated problem and Pontiac needs to offer some assistance in getting these cars fixed. It costs on average 500 per window and with the comments I've seen I can expect all my windows to eventually go out.

- , Frisco, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 032007

(reported on)

Bonneville SEI V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

The window fell down and when the regulator was replaced, the wire was stretched and twisted. I replaced the regulator with on off of another bonneville from a salvage yard cause a new part was over 300 dollars and aftermarket parts are not out yet. the Regulator installed 3 months ago did the same thing down came the window and yes the wire is stretched and all knotted. There is a defect in the regulators that Gm needs to take care of. I have seen other bonnevilles on the road that the owners had to tape their windows to keep them up. so there are more out there that is going unreported

- , Sparks, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 282006

(reported on)

Bonneville

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

I had a friend simply close the rear side driver door and the window dropped down and would not go back up. I removed the window regulator and found that the part was defective because a cable was held in place by a piece of plastic not more than an 1/8" thick. I went to the GM/Pontiac dealer and was told that the assembly alone would cost me ~$350 to purchase. This did not cover the cost of the labor. The good news is that I was able to find the part on eBay. If anyone is interested, I can send you the information to contact this guy and buy the part. The new part is higher quality as well. My main issue here is that GM should recall the part. I welcome working with anyone on here to try and force GM to work with this matter and stop ignoring it. I have also sent this information to my local news in hopes of getting them involved.

I have also called GM on this matter and I spoke with three individuals at the support center. I was told that they could not help me and that was the final word on the matter for GM. They were rude and incompetent and I have decided to NEVER buy a GM product again. I feel that to resolve this matter, GM should recall the product and replace ALL the window regulators in the vehicle. Let them eat the cost of a part that I feel was designed to fail.. Let's be real, if there wasn't an issue, why are the local service centers stocking the assembly in the first place and why does it cost $350 dollars. I'll tell you why, they expect that it will go bad and they want to rob the customer in repair services period!

Feel free to contact me if you want to join me in getting GM to stand behind their product! You can email me using the Send Comment link below.

- , Lancaster, OH, USA

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