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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights Problems

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix (Page 4 of 4)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,029 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.

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix lights problems

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #14

Feb 172001

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

Both headlight assemblies have condensation and fogging inside. Looks like seal failure. Probably a matter of time before lens falls off of both assemblies. Safety issue.

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #13

Jun 012000

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Plastic headlamp cover keeps falling off, there is a waiting list for the part through junk yards and body shops. The cover fell off while in traffic causing a flat tire, vehicle began to spin and ended up in a ditch, front bumper and tire had to be replaced.

- Lisbon, OH, USA

problem #12

Feb 092001

Grand Prix

  • miles
Pontiac Grand Prix's and Buick regals have a problem with the headlamp capsules falling apart and moisture getting inside and condensing on the inside of the front cover. I know of several owners affected, in fact at the time of this submission the list was up to 45 people long from just the club Grand Prix message board. Since this list has continued to grow since I asked for those with this problem, you can check out an updated list at: newforum.clubgp.com/ubb/clubgp/forum1/html/010969.html. GM/Pontiac has known about this problem and have even changed the design/sealant on the new headlight to prevent this from occurring. Yet, they refuse to issue a recall and fix the potential problem on the majority of the cars out there. My main concern is that I do not want to have to worry about the front part of my headlamp falling off and the bulb getting shattered by debris and rocks on the roads or highways. I would like to think that you would consider this a safety hazard, especially since GM has added daytime running lights on almost, if not all, of their new vehicles. If those running lights are so much of a safety feature than do not you think that headlights at night would be an even better, more important safety feature. With the moisture in the headlights, the light is not projected as far, thus cutting down on the visibility at night. I find this dangerous and think that something should be done about this. Thank you! craig olah.

- Eagle Rock, CA, USA

problem #11

Jan 272001

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

Headlight lens fell off while driving. Dealer said entire headlight assembly was loose due to adhesive defect. I plan on taking the vehicle to the Pontiac dealership for free repair. Noticed several nh.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #10

Dec 232000

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's headlight lense fell off, and that made bulb sensitive to anything and it has blown out. Currently, passenger's side has done samething. Consumer has no headlights at night. The head light covers for both left and right sides fell off one after the other resulting in bulbs breaking off. The bulbs were ultra sensitive.

- Caurfield, MO, USA

problem #9

Dec 212000

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
Clear plastic over headlights has fallen off, causing inoperative headlights, and poor visibility.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 302000

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Sandown, NH, USA

problem #7

Jul 212000

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlight lenses keep falling off, all replacement were done at consumer's cost. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that defective part was not cover under a manufacturer's recall.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 102000

Grand Prix

  • miles
Vehicle keep experiencing problem with headlight lens keep coming off; 1st incident occurred with left len, which the dealer replaced. Within a few days later, right side len came off, dealer was not contacted at this time. Please feel free to provide any further details.

- Bradford, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 041998

Grand Prix

  • miles
Constant moisture in headlights, this causes limited visability. The passenger side mirror flew out while vehicle was in motion, this could have caused accident or injury to person in passenger seat. Both power windows have failed twice, regulator has been replaced on drivers side, passenger side has been tightened and they are both broke again. Drivers side mirror is loose could fly out. Door panels are loose they have never been fixed. Fog light and tail light have both burned out already. Door lock cover popped out causing wires to be exposed. Drivers side was loose had it fixed. Cigerette lighter never worked. We are trying to determine if all of these things are related to an electrical problem in the car. Manufacturer contacted nothing has been done as of yet. This is very frusturating

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

problem #4

Apr 011999

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

Company vehicle. Headlight lens fogs up with moisture and causes the headlights to fail. Dealer contacted and cannot remedy because warranty expired. Problems still exist. Provide further information.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 161999

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
Headlights do not always work.

- Unknown, UN, USA

problem #2

Jun 161999

Grand Prix

  • miles
Headlights gets foggy all the time, and sometimes headlights are not that bright and the fog is there.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 171998

Grand Prix

  • miles
Headlights retrieved water inside, causeing inadequacy lighting. Dealer notified and informed consumer that this condition should clear up in 2-6 hours of dry conditions. Problem has not been resovld at this time.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

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