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NHTSA — Power Train Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,667 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012015

Grand Prix

  • 210,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. After reversing from the driveway, the contact noticed fluid leaking on the pavement. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that there was a fuel and transmission fluid leakage. As a result, the transmission kit and oil pan were replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 210,000. Updated 02/18/16

- Cleveland, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 012015

Grand Prix

  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel seized, the vehicle overheated, and there was a burning odor. The failure recurred on various occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 149,000.

- El Dorado , CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 222001

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A check for transmission fluid leak, bolts loose on pan tighten and top off, pan and/or gasket transaxle oil replaced. Popping noice when braking now crunching noise. Brake pedal bushing noisey, blower motor noisey. R&R or replace pedal and/or bushing, brake, motor and/or fan. Vehicle will not start and battery is leaking, due to cracking, replace. Pass headlamp fills with water, improperly sealed.

- Schnecksville, PA, USA

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