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NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Recliner Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 011999

Grand Prix

  • miles


The seat back doesn't lock at all times. I can put on my brakes and when I don't have a passenger in the car you can see the passenger seat fall forward when the bkes are appkied and the drivers side seat will also go forward. I hospice an elderly patient with back problems and this a great concern to me. I purchased the car for this purpose of caring for my father in law who lives with my husband and I and on several occassions he has noticed this problem especially when we carry oxygen tanks in the back seat along with other medical equipment that can fly forward should I have to suddenly stop. I would like to know if this is a mantiory safty feature and if so should be taken care of immediatly at the companies expense. This car I purchased had only 22,000 miles when purchased and was a executive driven car of Pontiac and as you can see I have not put on alot of additional milage in 1 year. Your response to this would be greatly appreciated.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 031998

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
The seat back latch does not work. If a sudden stop is made, the seat backs fall forward. Dealer has seen vehicle twice.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #1

Apr 011998

Grand Prix

  • miles
While making moderately hard stops the passenger's seatback tilted forward, allowing seatback to slide forward on its floor track, causing violent slamming.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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