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NHTSA — Suspension Problems

2006 Pontiac GTO (Page 3 of 3)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,788 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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2006 Pontiac GTO suspension problems

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2006 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #14

Jul 312006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 620 miles

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

Front macpherson strut leaking hydraulic fluid.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #13

Jun 152006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 350 miles
Front struts failed.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 292006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
Both front struts blown out and leaking on my 06 Pontiac GTO.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #11

Jul 152006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles

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

Somewhere between 300 and 400 miles on vehicle the driver side strut began to leak. The oil has damaged the under coating. Was told 6 to 8 weeks for part to come in.

- Bradley, IL, USA

problem #10

Jul 292006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,200 miles
One week after owning vehicle, noticed leak spots on driveway. After researching on internet car forums, was informed common occurrence for build dates Jan-Apr '06. Took to dealership to inspect and was told driver side strut is leaking. Told there is a 2-3 month wait due to high demand. On 7/29, strut finally blew while traveling on interstate causing a jolting sensation at high speed. Will take to dealer service dept on Monday (7/31) in order to get loaner vehicle due to the 2-3 month wait told to me by dealer. I travel 35 miles to work one way so this is a very troublesome issue. A recall on these struts is way overdue before someone gets hurt or killed due to these blowouts.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 282006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 450 miles
Built 01/2006 GTO - both front struts have failed, resulting in strut oil coating underbody and wheel wells.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #8

Jul 222006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 800 miles

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

The two front struts on the car leak oil, which causes strut failure. The car had 800 miles on it when it first started. The replacement struts are on backorder. The car is unsafe to drive due to the struts being bad, and must sit at the dealership until the parts come in. Dealer did give a rental.

- Inola, OK, USA

problem #7

Jul 282006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 730 miles
Right front strut leaking oil on sway bar bushings. Jan 06 build date. ~700 miles on odometer.

- Monroe, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 262006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,400 miles
Both front struts blew out.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #5

Jul 222006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 524 miles
2006 Pontiac GTO normal driving 35-40 mph front end struts both driver and passenger side failed. No accident, vehicle has between 500 and 600 miles on it. Returned to dealership for warranty replacement was told they would order the parts no idea how long it would take to get.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #4

Jul 192006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,292 miles

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

Right front strut on my 2006 GTO. Strut was collapsed and leaking. There is a GM information memo on this - pic4141. Car had 1200 miles on it, I am waiting a week and due to many other GTO having this problem, I am still waiting for a part.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 252006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 430 miles
Front drivers side strut is leaking fluid all over wheel and garage floor. Car has only 430 miles on it 3 weeks old. Dealer said they would try to see me Thursday July 27th.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #2

Jun 292006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 376 miles
Had vehicle for less than a week. Front end noise at 300 miles. Replaced the two front struts. Vehicle driven to shop 7-1-06. Didn't receive vehicle back until 7-24-06. After replacing the front shocks under warranty I am still getting front end noise.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 012006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,600 miles
Both front struts failed on car with 2600 miles. Dealer says it will be replaced under warranty.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

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