10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 38
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,191 miles

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix engine problems

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #33

Dec 052013

Grand Prix

  • 152,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. While parked, the vehicle suddenly caught fire under the hood. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage yard. There were no injuries. The contact stated that the fire damaged nearby vehicles. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling), which stated that the consequence related to this recall could result in a fire. The contact stated that the failure experienced directly related to the recall. The vehicle did not receive the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 152,000.

- Marlboro, MA, USA

problem #32

Feb 152016

Grand Prix

  • 154,000 miles
Got in car and turned ignition key. Heard a loud kaboom and smoke started pouring out from under the hood. No warning lights activated. Flames shooting out from under hood. Vehicle was stationary. Sitting in my car port.. fire company called. Fire extinguished. Engine blown up.

- Hyndman, PA, USA

problem #31

Jan 272016

Grand Prix

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that there was a burning odor under the hood of the vehicle. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- North Providence, RI, USA

problem #30

Dec 102015

Grand Prix

  • 267,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. While attempting to start the vehicle, a loud noise suddenly came from the engine. The driver opened the hood and discovered flames coming from the engine. The fire department was called to the scene and extinguished the flames. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 267,000.

- Glidden, IA, USA

problem #29

May 202015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the front of the vehicle began smoking excessively. The contact was able to pull over and open the hood of the vehicle where it was discovered that the vehicle was engulfed in flames. The contacts neighbor extinguished the fire. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) several months after the failure occurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Henry, TN, USA

problem #28

Jul 072015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owned a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the vehicle burst into flames while parked. The fire department extinguished the fire. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Mooreland, OK, USA

problem #27

Dec 282015

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the re was a burning odor of oil. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #26

Jul 302015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owned a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. While the vehicle was in the park position, smoke emitted from the hood of the vehicle. The contact opened the hood and noticed flames. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. The failed occurred prior to the contact receiving a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Fort Totten, ND, USA

problem #25

Dec 202015

Grand Prix

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. While warming up the parked vehicle in the driveway, the contact depressed the accelerator pedal a few times and the vehicle exploded. The impact caused the contact to black out. The contact noticed flames and black smoke. The fire was extinguished by the fire department. The contact required medical attention due to pain in her neck, shoulders, chest, and back. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Gainsville, GA, USA

problem #24

Oct 012015

Grand Prix

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owned 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle began to smoke. The contact noticed that the hood of the vehicle had caught on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. A fire report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) after the failure occurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 156,000.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #23

Aug 182015

Grand Prix

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, she was alerted by the security that the vehicle was on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. A fire report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. The contact stated that she later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Kansa City, MO, USA

problem #22

Dec 102015

Grand Prix

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Grand Prix. The contact stated that after parking, the vehicle caught on fire under the hood. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire and a fire report was filed. There were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was 155,000.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #21

Jun 152014

Grand Prix

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact exited his residence and noticed that the front of the vehicle was on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. A fire and a police report were filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a junk yard. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #20

Sep 012015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. While the vehicle was parked outside the home, the contact noticed a fire under the front hood of the vehicle. The fire department was called and extinguished the fire. The fire department diagnosed that the engine caught fire. The vehicle was salvaged. No police report was filed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Gadsen, SC, USA

problem #19

Jan 152015

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owned a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the vehicle caught on fire. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was unavailable.

- West Milton, OH, USA

problem #18

Oct 262015

Grand Prix

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle began to smoke and the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle caught on fire. A police report was not filed and there were no injures reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #17

Feb 022015

Grand Prix

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the vehicle began leaking oil and smoke appeared under the hood of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #16

Mar 152011

Grand Prix

  • 90,086 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the vehicle caught fire while parked in a parking lot. It was unknown who extinguished the fire. A police/fire report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,086.

- La Habra, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 142015

Grand Prix

  • miles
Engine compartment fire approximately 15 minutes after shutdown. Incident 2015-00006331

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #14

Aug 182015

Grand Prix

  • miles
Engine compartment fire shortly after shutting off vehicle.

- Fargo, ND, USA

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