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Gauge Cluster Stopped Working

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9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$694.00
Average Mileage:
115,418 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rebuild gauge cluster (2 reports)
  2. replace gauge cluster (1 reports)
2004 Pontiac Bonneville electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 292014

Bonneville

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

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

On vacation driving through Arizona when noticed the temp gauge pegged to holy crap temp. Stopped to check and could see that the engine was really hot. Got back in to start again and saw gas gauge reading totally empty. Filled up less than miles back so I knew that was wrong. At this point none of the gauges were working correctly and kept flicking left and right until they all pegged to the left. Saturday afternoon so no tow trucks around in small Arizona town.

Now this car was 10 years old then and had been great to drive so I felt that it's demise may be imminent and took off to drive home (400 miles). Got all the way home with no problems but expecting the car to blow at any minute all the way there. Next day took it to my mechanic for a solution and was told that the gauges taking a dump is a common problem. $1,100 later car is like new. If this is a common problem I feel Pontiac(GM) should be liable for some compensation even though the car is 11 years old now. Have 123,000 miles on it now and it is doing just fine. Too bad GM quit Pontiacs, I have owned three of them and all were dependable and long lasting.

- , West Covina, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 132013

Bonneville 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,879 miles

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gauge cluster stopped working

So my car ran at 150 degree for almost an hour drive home. I brought it to the mechanic ASAP and they replaced the thermostat. I live in the cold midwest, so whatever it happens. Few days later, car did it sweep of gauges and stopped at 200 degree. And eventually moved it was so that my temp gauge was reading neutral gear...so my shithead mechanics couldn't figure it out so they sent it off to the local pontiac dealer. Kind of an inconvience to be without a car for 3 days and its still not perfect but its fixed

- , Hudson, SD, USA

problem #1

May 192011

Bonneville GXP 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,374 miles

Great car, I loved it until I had new tires put on it and left the shop and nothing in my car worked!!! Bright lights flickered off and on (hit a coon) because I didn't see it!!! Gauge cluster quit working. I took it to another shop to have it looked at and they told me it was a broken motor mount. They told me the engine was moving so much that is caused wires to break. I had that fixed. Gauge cluster started working but would read 120 in park and when in drive would peg out at 160 mph. Not sure how fast I was ever going until getting a speeding ticket!!!! Had gauge cluster rebuilt it started working, but then transmission started shifting funny, would have to shut car off and leave sit for 10 mins turn back on and would shift fine. Bright lights still didn't work after all the money I spent on this car. Hated spending all that money on a car payment and still turn around and pay thousands of dollars more to have a guessing game on why my car was MESSED up!!! Returned it to the dealer Because I couldn't afford the lemon car I bought. They have since taken me to court for the car and I have been fight the LEMON LAW!!!! Not working in my favor. Just feel that the shop or car lot or even PONTIAC should have helped!!!! Oh well Just wont ever buy a car had put tires on it lol SELL it before it needs them!

- , Albion, IN, USA

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