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NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Wiper/Washer Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 302005

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

I have had to replace both front tires twice due to inside tire wear/premature wear/strut rub (all inside wear near strut). The intermittent wipers do not function properly (all the time). Give a false error of overheating within minutes of start-up (happened about a dozen times). Analog speedometer was very erratic, moved all around from 0 to 200 mph while cruising at 65 mph (2 times) and read 140 mph while stopped. Paint on the door handles started peeling off within 3 months of ownership (bought brand new). Dampness behind the drives seat on the floor (often after driving in rain). Radio controls on steering wheel do not function properly, a button has the function of the one above it (off & on all the time). Gas cap replaced due to premature wear, caused engine light to turn on (often, still happens once in a while with the new cap). Hard to shift in reverse at times, helps to shift in another gear first. Shifter rattles often during acceleration. Pops out of 2nd gear (mostly during cold mornings, also hard to shift into 2nd gear on cold mornings. Lights stay on after car is shut off while in auto-mode; worked correctly at first, but now they always stay on (always operate them manually now to keep from draining battery).

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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