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NHTSA — Suspension: Front: Macpherson Strut Problems

2006 Pontiac GTO (Page 3 of 4)

9.3

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,534 miles

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2006 Pontiac GTO suspension problems

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2006 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #30

Jun 232006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles

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

Leaky front struts

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #29

Jul 092006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 210 miles
Driver and passenger front struts are leaking. Vehicle has just over 200 miles, purchased 5 days ago. Pontiac GTO built in January 2006. This appears to be a known problem among other owners of this vehicle.

- Spring City, PA, USA

problem #28

Jul 102006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 80 miles
Brand new Pontiac GTO with 300 miles. Owned 6 days. Both front shock struts leaking oil all over the place and making a mess. Replacement parts will most likely take weeks to ship from australia. Meanwhile I'm paying $500 a month for a 6 day old broken car and I traded in my old car to the dealer that sold me this broken car.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #27

Jul 062006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 400 miles

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

Purchased 2006 Pontiac GTO from a dealership on 6/30/06. After 400 miles I found the front left macpherson strut leaking oil. The car is going back to the dealership to have it replaced on 7/11/06. Luckily there was no accident involved, but there have been others with the same problem.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #26

Jul 022006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100 miles
I bought a brand new 2006 spice red metallic Pontiac GTO on June 30, 2006. Two days later while backing out of my driveway I noticed two small puddles of oil located next to each front tire while it was parked. I notified my dealer and it was checked and it was determined that both front struts were damaged either through shipping or just bad equipment from the factory. The dealer ordered new struts but have not received them as of yet.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #25

Jul 102006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 823 miles
Left front strut failure and leakage 06 Pontiac GTO.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #24

Jul 092006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 200 miles

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

Driver's side front strut leaking after only 200 miles.

- Arkadelphia, AR, USA

problem #23

Jul 092006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 225 miles
Front strut seal failure resulting in oil puddle on my driveway under strut as well as underside of vehicle.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #22

Jul 012006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100 miles
Within a day or two after taking delivery, I noticed fluid leaking from near the front (drivers side) tire. Dealer service confirmed the leak is coming from the strut and that the part would be replaced. Part had to be ordered and I was told it was ok to drive the vehicle until part could be replaced. Oil is now on my garage floor and the car does not handle as well as it should. There have been many reports of a similar nature regarding failed/leaking struts with the GTO. I have never had this happen on any vehicle I've ever owned.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #21

Jul 092006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Purchased a new Pontiac GTO, car was built in February of 2006, took delivery in late May. After ~3100 miles of normal driving, a popping sound started coming from the front passenger side. The sound was caused by a failing macpherson strut that has been reported on other GTO's built in February 2006.

- Harborcreek, PA, USA

problem #20

Jun 172006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20 miles

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

New 2006 Pontiac GTO right front strut leaking and defective. Dealer service replaced strut.

- Lagrange Park, IL, USA

problem #19

Jun 242006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 500 miles
Right front suspension strut blew a seal leaking hydraulic fluid into the wheel well and body side.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #18

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 #17

Jul 022006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Driver's side front strut failed on 2006 Pontiac GTO with approximately 100 miles on the odometer. Car was purchased new the day before failure.

- Alton, IL, USA

problem #16

Jul 072006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 258 miles
Front passenger strut is leaking all over tire, inner wheel well, and bushings. Have been doing a gentle break-in on this car so this was completely an unexpected failure, especially since the vehicle only has 258 miles. Am awaiting word from dealer on time to order/install part. None are in stock.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #15

Jul 042006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 665 miles
2006 Pontiac GTO driver's side front strut failure.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #14

Jul 022006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 150 miles
The front struts were defective within the first 300 miles. Both front struts leaked all their contents and both front stabilizer bushings collapsed within 2 days of vehicle ownership.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 062006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132 miles
Driving down the road and the left front wheel started to hop, like there was no shock in it and shaking the steering wheel. Pulled over and noticed my front struts (shocks) were leaking all over the place. Shock oil was all over the front brakes and the rotors. Only had the car 1 day brand new from the dealer. 1 day old

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #12

Jul 032006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Left and right struts leaking!!

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #11

Jun 212006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 285 miles
Just pick my new car up drove home less then 20 miles car was hitting hard in the front [ al most skidded around a bend of road ] suspension:front:mcpherson strut both failed at 285 miles.

- White Oak, PA, USA

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