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NHTSA — Equipment: Electrical Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 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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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix accessories - interior problems

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 152001

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


Service engine problems from the beginning. Almost every exhaust-related component was replaced before a new computer cut down on the problem. I still had an episode or two after that installation, but have had no episodes in two years now. Airbag light came on shortly after warranty expired, but I knew about the technical service bulletin on that one and it was fixed for free. Driver side window button died a few months after purchase, but it was replaced free under warranty. More recently two windows have stopped working when the weather is warm. I am living with my power window problems because I don't want to pay to have two motors replaced. No winter problems in the winter. Most recently my lens cover on the right headlight fell off. It cost me over $100 for an aftermarket replacement and home installation, but GM was going to charge me $250 plus labor.

- Saltillo, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 152003

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I don't have the exact dates with me. My vehicle is currently at dealership for repair. Problems: Over the 4 years the vehicle would stall from a stop position usually when at a traffic light our when making a turn from a blvd. In all cases I'm in a panic situation to re-start the car. The car has been into the dealer and they cant diagnose the problem but charged be $80 for the diagnoses. This is an ongoing issue.. I feel very serious. Headlight capsules fell off, left side November 2001 and just now the right side June 2003. I feel this should be considered a recall item. Powerwindow (left rear) motor had to be repalced and the right rear goes on and off at times. Windsheild seal leaks and water runs into the overhead light counsel and over the passenger seat, I'm also told by the dealer that the weather guard is bad around the passager front left door. Dash light for the performance shift doesnt work, but dealer indicates that the shift botton works. I have all of my service records and have used the original selling dealer for all of my service needs since I purchased the vehicle. I'm interested in addressing my mechanical issues. The current mileage for my 1998 gp is 47,000.

- Beverly Hills, MI, USA

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