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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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.

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2005 Pontiac GTO engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012008


  • 50,000 miles


2005 Pontiac GTO - dash water temp gauge indicates overheating, especially when stuck in traffic or idling. Needle shoots up as soon as second fan starts. Seems to be completely random. Turning on the heat to full blast and revving engine (if stopped) cures it temporarily. Simply turning on the heat will blow out cold air, so engine must be revved for hot air to begin flowing from the vents. Highway driving will also subside the needle. No other symptoms at all, aside from the needle shooting up. Performance is not hindered. No smoke of any kind. Difficult to replicate at dealer.

- Little Falls, NJ, USA

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