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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix (Page 2 of 2)


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,393 miles

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix engine problems

engine problem

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

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problem #8

May 261998

Grand Prix

  • miles


When driving below 45mph the engine will totally die. Vehicle will jerk so hard that the consumer is thrown foward. The tackometer will register 0-RPM. Engine will die when in reverse. Vehicle has been in shop April 27th computer was reprogramed. Problem occurred again on May 11th. Consumer was denied service, and again on May 26th. Dealer is ordering a cluster module. Manufacturer states that this should work since the tackometer was not the problem. Vehicle is at the dealership at this time. Consumer is being told that they do not know what the problem is. Ronaldson Pontiac chevroletdealership--913-294-5375, payola, Kansas.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #7

Apr 081998

Grand Prix

  • miles
No summary

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #6

Apr 261998

Grand Prix

  • miles
Intermittent stalling; engine died 5 times.

- Mill Bay, B.C. Canad, CD, USA

problem #5

Apr 261998

Grand Prix

  • miles


Engine died suddenly without warning.

- Mill Bay, B.C., Cana, CD, USA

problem #4

Feb 141998

Grand Prix

  • miles
Vehicle stalled while going 20 mph. Pulled over and restarted engine but lost all power and control of vehicle.

- Franklin S, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 221998

Grand Prix

  • miles
Vehicle stalled while going 20 mph. Pulled over and restarted engine but lost all power and control of vehicle. Also interior lights do not operate properly, only come on during daylight hours and not in the evenings. Dealer cannot fix problem.

- Franklin S, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 301997

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While at a stop light vehicle stalls and this is an intermittent problem. Took to dealer and they still have not fixed the problem, vehicle still stalls.

- Meriden, CT, USA

problem #1

Dec 041997

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
While making a left turn the vehicle cut off, causing steering wheel to lock up which resulted in suspension damage. Owner received no indication that the vehicle would cut off. The dealer has been notified.

- Streamwood, IL, USA

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