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NHTSA — Engine Problems

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix (Page 1 of 2)

2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,878 miles

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

May 052015

Grand Prix

  • 167,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owned a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving 67 mph, the vehicle shook violently. The contact coasted to the side of the road and noticed flames under the hood. The vehicle caught fire, which was extinguished by the contact. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. There were no injuries and a report was not filed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V116000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 167,000.

- Laplace, LA, USA

problem #26

Aug 162016

Grand Prix

  • 178,000 miles
There are a lot of recalls on my poniac Grand Prix SE. They have affected the safety of myself and my child. The steering fluid leaks from the car after something was replaced on a recall a while back. Recently while I was in traffic my car stopped going and overheated a lot. This car always runs hot. It may have something to do with the most recent recall. But this car will no longer even start up. How do I find out if the recalls are responsible for my car breaking down on me? also in the letter I received in the mail said to park my car and not drive it. Yet the didn't have the parts in to replace and fix the issue. Is there a way to be compensated for this. I need a reliable car and really wish I hadn't purchased one with so many issues.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #25

Mar 102015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer was unable to determine when the second notification letter would be sent by the manufacturer to determine when the parts would be available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sardis, MS, USA

problem #24

Mar 072016

Grand Prix

  • 119,212 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact noticed oil emerging from the rear valve cover of the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired on March 7, 2016 for the front valve cover gasket. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 119,212.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #23

Feb 012016

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact received recall notification on February of 2016. However, the dealer advised that the manufacturer provided two parts per week. The contact was placed on a waiting and the repair will be performed within six months. The contact did not experience a failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was not available.

- Bethelehem, GA, USA

problem #22

Oct 202015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000(engine and engine cooling). The part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 212015

Grand Prix

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Morganton, NC, USA

problem #20

Apr 112016

Grand Prix

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under a recall issued by the manufacturer, but the vehicle was still leaking oil. The dealer would not repair the vehicle twice. The manufacturer was notified of the recurrence. The vehicle was not repaired a second time. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #19

Dec 182015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #18

Jul 152006

Grand Prix

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact discovered oil leaking from the front and rear valve cover gaskets onto the exhaust manifold. The vehicle was not diagnosed, but was taken to the dealer to be serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Burlington, CT, USA

problem #17

Dec 292015

Grand Prix

  • 77,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Re: GM recall15757. Concern continuing failure to repair my vehicle (according to GM, parts on indefinite recall). Vehicle was recalled and repaired (supposedly), original recall no. 07035 in April 2008. Recalled for same issue in December 2015 and notice by GM of parts available and solution in February 2016. Took vehicle (3 weeks ago) to Chevrolet/GM dealership. Informed yesterday and today by both dealer (henry brown, casa grande, AZ) and Pontiac customer assistance center that repair parts have not been distributed and are on permanent backorder. I have complied, tried to not park vehicle in garage (even though against tenants/cc's of hoa). GM sent letter in February saying parts were available, repair would take approximately 55 minutes and to contact a GMC dealership to have repairs made. Today they say no repairs whatsoever across the entire nation have not been made because repair parts not available. This do not seem to be an acceptable solution, especially since they notified owners that a second repair had been re-engineered and parts were available. The last letter was sent by jeffery M. boyer, vp, global vehicle safety, GMC. Can you please help!!!

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

problem #16

Dec 232011

Grand Prix

  • miles
My husband and I was driving my 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix to the gas station.there was a vehicle in front of us so he turned the engine off to wait for a pump.the store employees came running out yelling your car is on fire.we all got out and pushed it back away from the pumps.this could have hurt a lot of people.it was a very tramatic experience!the fire department showed up and put the flames out.it burned the engine, hood, bumper, tires.left me without a car! this car had been taken to the dealer and the recall was fixed the first time there was a recall.why did it take so long to figure out the first recall wasn't going to work.was this covered up too.I got a recall notice dated December 2015.that's the reason I found this site.

- Summertown, TN, USA

problem #15

Feb 012016

Grand Prix

  • miles
Per GM safety recall #15757 national highway traffic safety admin id # 15V701 speaks of fire potential, getting runaround about my leaving the car for them to fix, and providing a loaner, as per owners manual. Went to moran chev dealer, waste of time, called Pontiac customer assistance number several times, over several days, just got runaround from 5 people. Have to drive hoping no fire while waiting for service notice. Tracking #10825633

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #14

Oct 262015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #13

Oct 212015

Grand Prix

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking engine oil. The failure occurred without warning. The contact received notification of nhsta campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 125,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #12

Dec 302015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms part not available.

- Austin, MN, USA

problem #11

Oct 302014

Grand Prix

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owned a 1998 Pontiac grand prx. After adding anti-freeze to the vehicle parked in the shed, the contact noticed a small flame under the hood of the vehicle. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. There were no injuries. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part for the recall was unavailable. The contact stated that the failure was directly related to the consequence of the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Forsyth, IL, USA

problem #10

Jun 112014

Grand Prix

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, smoke emitted from underneath the hood. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the contact noticed that flames ignited from the engine compartment area. The contact extinguished the fire himself. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who stated that drops of engine oil deposited onto the exhaust manifold. The mechanic replaced the valve cover gasket, the spark plugs and the belts. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the vehicle was repaired prior to the recall notification being received. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Lake City, TN, USA

problem #9

Nov 282015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #8

Oct 142014

Grand Prix

  • miles
Takata recall I have several recalls that pertain to my vehicle. I was notified that it should not be driven until I receive notice when the service parts become available. I am wonder what my next step should be in resolving this matter since there are several recalls that apply. My vehicle is constantly leaking engine oil, fluids causing it to over heat. I was informed that it is part of GM recall 15757 among various others.

- Manhattan, KS, USA

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