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NHTSA — Suspension: Front: Springs: Torsion Bar Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,458 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 022006

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,915 miles

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

I hit a very small pothole. Heard clunking and rubbing noises. Was told sway bar was cracked right in half, not to drive the car because it would create tension on other parts. Had car towed. Sway bar was replaced. Owner of the garage that did the work said this repair was quite common in this car.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 042001

Grand Prix

  • miles
Torsion bar rusted under bracket, nearly snapped in two. Wheel was held to frame only by strut. Two mechanics told me they "have never seen anything like this in their career as a mechanic" both with over 20 years experience. GM says its normal wear and tear. My mechanics believe it was inferior part that is expected to hold the wheel to the frame.

- Bernville, PA, USA

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