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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights: Concealment Devices Problems

4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,838 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 lights problems

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #10

Feb 022005

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

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

The front lens covers are falling off the vehicle. The consumer has not taken the vehicle in for repair.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #9

Jul 202004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
The plastic headlamp protectors fall off while driving down the road.

- Blackduck, MN, USA

problem #8

May 172004

Grand Prix

  • miles
When driving the vehicle at night, the headlight lenses fell from the vehicle.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #7

Oct 122003

(reported on)

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Headlights lenses are not bonded correctly resulting in water collecting in the headlights. This caused the headlamp to fog which reduced the amount of illumination. The left headlamp had fallen off.

- Westville, IN, USA

problem #6

Sep 152002

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front driver's side headlight cover became separated while driving down highway.the cover hit my windshield and bounced over the top of the car and the car behind was back enough that it hit the highway first and then flew under their car.

- Highland, IL, USA

problem #5

Mar 222003

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I walked outside and noticed my passenger headlight lens had fallen off.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #4

Mar 142003

Grand Prix

  • 47,379 miles

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

The passenger side headlight lens fell off.

- Watertown, SD, USA

problem #3

Mar 102003

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix headlamp failures caused by defective covers. Bad glue - dealer playing dumb, but the web has hundreds of complaints. GM's daylight running lamps and headlamps are part of the car's critical safety system. NHTSA should issue a safety recall.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 132002

Grand Prix

  • miles
Consumer noticed that the lense had fallen off drivers side headlight. Consumer states when water gets behind lense it causes the light to short out. Consumer feels this is dangerous because cover could fly off on the highway and distracted another driver vision and cause an accident.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 072000

Grand Prix

  • miles
Headlight concealment lens fell off while driving. Passenger's side fell off 2 weeks ago, and then the driver's side fell off. Took to dealership, and mechanic replaced headlight concealment lens.

- Watertown, NY, USA

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