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NHTSA — Power Train Problems

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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Pontiac Bonneville drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152009

Bonneville 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles

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

In Jan 2009 @ 72K miles on the car service engine light comes on and shortly after the trans. Would bang into gear. Per GM dealer it had codes P0756 and P2763 calling for replacement of shift solenoid. In Sept. 2010 @ 108K miles the exact same issue and code, replaced the same part. Now in Feb 2012 @137K miles again the same exact issue and codes, but this time they are saying to replace the trans. The first 2 times I went to the same dealer, this time I went to another. Issue I have is it sounds like this should have been replaced at 72K while under an extended 5 year, 100K mile warranty. GM is unwilling to admit any fault or defect. I feel that this part failing 3X within 65K miles is an issue and should be investigated. Also looking thru some of the history I see this same type of issue in the 2003 cars.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

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