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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
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.

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 282001

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

Speed control was defective. Nlm

- Pittsford, NY, USA

problem #6

Feb 262001

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer accelerated to pass a car and throttle stuck open, consumer was unable to get it to release, the brakes were burned while attempting to stop vehicle, Pontiac would not fix vehicle until a satisfactory reason for the throttle sticking was found.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 272000

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle revved up to maximum of 4000 rpms. Consumer had to shut engine off, speed was 20 mph. Vehicle started to accelerate. But, due to snow on road tires were just spinning. Consumer was able to shut off engine.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #4

Jul 091998

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

While driving the vehicle and attemtping to change lanes the car suddenly acceloratd and went into other lanes.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 011998

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS system failed, causing vehicle to skid, resulting in accidents.

- Canoga Par, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 141998

Grand Prix

  • miles
Vehicle was approaching traffic light when incurred a surge in acceleration. Driver applied brakes but also had to shift to neutral to avoid hitting other vehicle. Drove vehicle.7 miles by shifting between drive and neutral with engine at high RPM. Turned engine off and then plug wires and wiring harness burst into flames.

- Peachtree, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 291997

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Accelerator cable came out of the normal channel in the firewall and was stuck in a wide-open position, causing sudden acceleration.

- Racine, WI, USA

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