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NHTSA — Suspension: Front Problems

2006 Pontiac GTO (Page 4 of 4)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,266 miles

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2006 Pontiac GTO suspension problems

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2006 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #12

Aug 012006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


Both front struts on the car have failed causing oil to leak all over the front wheel well and destroy any rubber it comes in contact with. The suspension is not working and there is a very loud clanking coming from the front end whenever any uneven surface is traveled on. The front end tends to bounce often and even during hard braking.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #11

Jul 282006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 855 miles
Blown front right strut.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #10

Jul 252006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 425 miles
Right front strut blew out, oil all around wheel well and under vehicle. Right front very bouncy over bumps vehicle only has 425 miles on it.

- Flemington, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jul 212006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 300 miles


I purchased new 2006 Pontiac GTO. Within 300 miles I noticed degraded handling characteristics and vehicle undercoating washed onto my driveway. Took vehicle to dealer and was told it was air conditioning condensation. I returned vehicle a second time after inspecting myself and finding oil leaking from both front struts.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #8

Jul 132006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Front struts developed leaks through normal driving. Anti-sway bushing destroyed by fluid leak. Vehicle is at dealership awaiting new parts. 2500 miles on vehicle currently; problem developed with less than 2000 miles and has gotten progressively worse.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #7

Jul 132006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 300 miles
I purchased a brand Pontiac GTO after only 300 miles I have to replace the struts!!! I have owned the vehicle 10 days & for the last seven of those days its been in service with no promise of getting out anytime soon! I traded in a premium model vehicle for this junk!! im also concerned that after the problem is fixed it will happen again.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 062006

GTO 8-cyl

  • miles


Purchased brand new 2006 Pontiac GTO and after only 500 miles the drivers side strut started to leak and make alot of noise. I took it to dealership at about 1000 miles once they got the part in stock and they decided to only replace that one. Not sure if they replaced any bushings from the oil be all over them.

- Menlo Park, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 132006

GTO 8-cyl

  • 20 miles
1) no events 2) struts leak, car bounces in front, very hard to control at 200 miles. 3) replaced under warranty however no recall on the many others that have failed on the same car.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #4

Jul 222006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 745 miles
Left front strut started making clunking noises and leaking all over my parking lot.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 152006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 825 miles
2006 GTO with 850 miles, both front struts leak oil. Bushing for sway bar to control arm has broken because of oil exposure. Dealer will replace both struts. Have read that cars with build date of Jan or Feb 06 are affected.

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #2

Jun 192006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 914 miles
Car was parked. After starting the car and backing out of the space there was a loud clunk. Looked under the car to find that on the front suspension, the struts had dumped their oil out (failed) and had gotten all over the bushings which caused them to also go out (failed). Had to drive my 3 week old car to the dealership (they would not tow it) to get them to look at it. Checked out what was wrong and said they would order the parts to fix it. Finally got the car back 10 days later with replacement parts.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 302006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,200 miles
The Feb 06 build of the 2006 Pontiac GTO. Both of my car's struts have failed after 1200 miles and require replacement. Apparently many people who's GTO was built on this date have had the same problem. Resulted in a clattering sound while driving, the parts in question will need to be replaced.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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