Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA — Electrical System: Alternator/Generator/Regulator 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.

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 electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 232000

Grand Prix

  • miles


When crosing hwy 278 engine failed due to alternator. The car gave no warning that anything was wrong leaving car stranded in middle of highway.I was unable to move car out of oncoming traffic as the key could not be removed from ignition. Nowhere in ownwers manual did it say that I needed ignition key to unlock gear shift column to move into nuetral from park. I was only able to move car after we tried to jump start car where ti allowed me to remove key from ignition and insert key into slot to shift car into neutral. This was a very dangerous intersection at 5:00 pm and could have resulted in serious injury had a highwy patrol officer not been at the scene. I feel that this is a very unsafe defect in the car design that needs repaired.

- Bluffton, SC, USA

Not what you are looking for?