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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Roof And Pillars Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,800 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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2004 Pontiac GTO body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 252005

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,800 miles


The design of the roof puts it into too close proximity to the driver and passengers heads. The covering of this area is also extremely hard. I have encountered bumps that cause the car to rock sideways, and have consequently struck my head on this area of the roof that connects the "a" and "B" pillars. I've had to pull off the road to regain my senses before continuing on. Also this roof area design prevents the use of the sun visor to block bright sunlight from the side window. The distance between ones head and the roof is insufficient to place the visor between ones head and the side window. I feel this is a serious design defect and it cannot be fixed. A softer covering would have helped lessen the blows to my head that I receive daily in this automobile.

- Barrington, IL, USA

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