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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline: Turbo-Charger Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 022007

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


My 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix gtp spontaneously combusted on March 2, 2007. Visiting freinds in blacksburg va. The car was driven up hill for about 1/2 mile with the supercharger engaged the whole time. We parked at the top of the hill and went into the house. 10 minutes later a neighbor informed us that the car was on fire. 14 foot flames from the engine compartment. Fire department was called to put it out. The car was totalled. It was only by the grace of god that we had not pulled our car into our garage and gone to bed when this happened. At the least, our house would have been burned to the ground. At the worst my family would have been burned alive.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 042004

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Super charger had to be replaced at 55,000 miles. Noticed a burning smell.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

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