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NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,492 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 miscellaneous problems

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #13

Oct 142014

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

Takata recall I have several recalls that pertain to my vehicle. I was notified that it should not be driven until I receive notice when the service parts become available. I am wonder what my next step should be in resolving this matter since there are several recalls that apply. My vehicle is constantly leaking engine oil, fluids causing it to over heat. I was informed that it is part of GM recall 15757 among various others.

- Manhattan, KS, USA

problem #12

Sep 171999

Grand Prix

  • 6,006 miles
Updated information. Above. Sent 2 I was driving on an intrastate road. Traffic was moving at @60mph. After passing a curve I suddenly came upon a car completely stopped in the left lane. I reacted quickly and came to a full stop. I left @9 ft. In front of me. I was unable to change lanes. Within seconds I was hit from behind. I woke up with a brain injury as well as other physical injuries. Tbi as a result, I lost all but 2 in family and friends. I endured more than anyone can imagine. I am still waiting for help. After seeing all of the recalls on other 1998 Grand Prix, where is the warning about failing seat restraints? my mechanic gave me a print out showing the part. Unfortunately I did not have a lawyer.. the NY times article prompted me to write this. I was not able to! before this.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #11

Feb 082014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 191,888 miles
This vehicle was sold and stolen from me. I bought it and made my first payment. The guy stole it after 4 days. The police wont even help me out. This guy has syole my money and my property my kids things and I just want the respect to get it back.

- Irving , TX, USA

problem #10

May 152003

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

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

Back in may of 2003 I noticed water in the passenger side of car in the well. I thought it was a leak in the winshield because I had another car that had a leak and it was the winshield. The autoglass dealer told me it was the vent system and not the winshield. Since then, the air conditioning has just stopped working. I am about to take the car to the dealer but I don't know if it is worth the cost of fixing, do you have any advice?

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #9

May 152002

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
In may, the passenger rear coil spring broke for no appant reason. It lodged into the tire and ruined it. This happened before it was rearended in January 2003. Now the rear driver coil spring has broken. I have never heard of coil springs just breaking for no reason. Is there a recall that I do not know about?

- Leechburg, PA, USA

problem #8

Jul 152003

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I don't have the exact dates with me. My vehicle is currently at dealership for repair. Problems: Over the 4 years the vehicle would stall from a stop position usually when at a traffic light our when making a turn from a blvd. In all cases I'm in a panic situation to re-start the car. The car has been into the dealer and they cant diagnose the problem but charged be $80 for the diagnoses. This is an ongoing issue.. I feel very serious. Headlight capsules fell off, left side November 2001 and just now the right side June 2003. I feel this should be considered a recall item. Powerwindow (left rear) motor had to be repalced and the right rear goes on and off at times. Windsheild seal leaks and water runs into the overhead light counsel and over the passenger seat, I'm also told by the dealer that the weather guard is bad around the passager front left door. Dash light for the performance shift doesnt work, but dealer indicates that the shift botton works. I have all of my service records and have used the original selling dealer for all of my service needs since I purchased the vehicle. I'm interested in addressing my mechanical issues. The current mileage for my 1998 gp is 47,000.

- Beverly Hills, MI, USA

problem #7

Aug 152003

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

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

The coolant leaked into the engine and mixed with oil because of poor upper intake manifold. (3.8L V6)

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 232002

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
- defective high pressure transission line - defective crimp - hose separated from metal tube, causing severe fire damage in engine compartment

- Brookfield, IL, USA

problem #5

Jan 062002

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,500 miles
The headlight lens (cover) came off on the passenger side (this was due to bad adhesive) the light buld exploded when it came in contact with the weather. Checked the driver's side and that one is ready to fall off also. This happened on 1/6/2003

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 161999

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
The remote key does not unlock the vehicle at times and will not set the alarm.

- Unknown, UN, USA

problem #3

Jul 071999

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The oil gauge: Indicator on the dash information center illuminated while checking the oil. Engine suddenly ignited into flames. The fire was put out with a gallon of water. Dealer has been contacted.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 011998

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
For "eye que" system which is designed to project speed onto windshield, however causes visibility destraction.

- Canoga Par, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 161998

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
Unspecified.

- Newport, KY, USA

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