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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,555 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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2005 Pontiac GTO engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 152007

GTO

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,555 miles

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

Vehicle purchased new. Motor failed at approx 6,555 miles. Loud poof followed by flames shooting out of bottom end of motor. Engine failure also sprayed hot motor oil over undercarriage and body panels. Black smoke filled passenger cabin resulting in zero visibility and foul odor in passenger compartment. Lost power steering and braking ability. After engine failure, application of brakes would not slow vehicle, requiring driver to coast to stop with zero visibility. After vehicle came to stop, driver exited and received minor burns from hot oil on body panels.

- Hickory, NC, USA

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