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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,180 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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #5

May 132011

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 180,000 miles


The gas tank is not sealed in the middle allowing gas and fuel vapor to leak from car! all the sway bar on the driver side has separated due to the rack and pinion, car has no sound when turning to the right but if you try and turn the car to the left it is as if the power steering is going out and make a loud grinding noise and is getting very difficult to turn left, also the windshield wiper do not work proper and cause problems in the rain, the key get stuck in the ignition all the time, feel as if motor is twisting or moving forward, will be contacting Pontiac due to recalls and problems arising.

- Fremont, NE, USA

problem #4

Apr 182008

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • miles
I received a recall letter, then I moved to a new residents 2wks. Later I parked my car in the driveway went into the house maybe 2-3 min I noticed flames coming out of the hood. I ran and got the water hose and put it out. I called the dealer they weren't aware of a recall I had to show proof letter. I faxed it then they towed the car to the dealers GMC was called they called the dealer.04-25-08 I called GMC stated since the car caught on fire they need to send fire investigator out. He came to the dealers took pictures and report and fedex it to GMC mich. Then they gave me another adjuster darlene clemens. On May 2nd I called GMC again I was given another adjuster why she wouldn't tell me just gave me the persons name jemeia price since then I been playing phone tag no one can help me I am without a car no loaner or any concern since my car is paid off. Since then I found out about other recall the dealer said no not on GMC list or website the recall#for the car is #07035 and my other concerns were recall# 02V286000 or 02049 and#07E021000 im worried I could died or more damage to my car I keep go care of my car GMC doesn't care I need help

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 292006

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,317 miles
Dex cool cause intake manifold to fail causing coolant to enter engine. Replace intake manifold gasket and flush out dex cool replace with green coolant, flush engine to remove coolant in engine. Total cost $600 can get the old part.

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 232005

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,581 miles
Intake manifold gasket leaks.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 172000

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The car for the past 2 years has had an overheating problem. First in 2000 the water pump was replaced. 3 months later trouble came back and thermostat was replaced. 2 months later overheating again and this time coolant leaking. They replaced a clamp on the heat pump hose. 6 months later trouble is back again this time it overheated and blew the heater pump hose and coolant went everywhere. All in all it cost me out of pocket $1600 because none of the repairs were covered by any warranty included the extended I had purchased.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

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