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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Fuel Pump Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,110 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 fuel system problems

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 122004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,089 miles


While driving North bound on us 31 highway on the morning of March 12, 2004, the car suddenly died in heavy traffic. With some effort, I was able to pull the car over to the side of the road. When I tried to restart the car, it would start and suddenly die again. Had car towed to nearest GM dealer for repair. There was no early indication of a malfunction (ie. No warning lamps of a potential problem). Root cause was determined to be a fuel pump resistor. Searching this website revealed that a recall had been conducted for a certain region regarding this malfunction. My concern is that this could have been a potentially fatal incident had a different set of circumstances been in place.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 292003

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,349 miles
Car died when driving on interstate. When attempted to restart, would start, but then when accelerate, car would die.

- Clinton, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 232000

Grand Prix

  • miles
While driving on the Ohio turnpike, in heavy traffic, the car suddenly lost all power. I managed to maneuver the car to the side of the highway. When I attempted to restart the vehicle, it would turnover, but then immediately lose all power. We had the car towed to a garage. The problem was a failed fuel pump resistor, which was corroded due to its location as designed (in the passenger-side wheel well). Apparently, in Canada, owners have been contacted by GM and offered a free retrofit to the firewall. I believe it is a regional recall. Shouldn't GM do the same in the states, I.e. at least states that exhibit similar weather patterns? the loss of power at high speeds seems to be a safety concern. Less experienced drivers may not be able to avoid accidents at higher speeds..

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 312001

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On two occasions 3.8 V6 engine shut off while traveling at highway speed of 65 mph. Vehicle was taken to dealer on two occasions, and was unable to duplicate problem. The fuel pump fuse is blowing, but dealer does not know what is causing the fuse to blow and therefore can not fix this problem.

- Caldwell, NJ, USA

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