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NHTSA — Steering: Linkages: Tie Rod Assembly Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,500 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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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 112008

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles


Rear brake lights not working, but third center brake light is working. Took to mechanic (pep boys) who changed the brake pads, rotors, brake fluid and replaced the bulbs and fuses, (as well as a motor w/reg for the driver's side rear window, serpentine belt, alternator drive belt, tie rod outer and oil change). When I got the car back, realized they never fixed the problem. Returned the car and told it was the multifunction switch at a price of $450. This is great considering my bill for everything was $1,500, and the problem I brought it in for (brake lights) was never fixed. On web site: there are approximately 119 complaints all about the multifunctional switch on pontaic vehicles. I am hoping that at some point the issue will be addressed to save other unsuspecting poor souls that bought a Pontiac (Grand Prix GT).

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 012007

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that whenever he drove over a bump in the road, he could hear a cracking noise under the vehicle. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the tie rod ends were worn. The dealer replaced the tie rod ends, however, the failure recurred 8,000 miles later. The dealer stated that the part had begun to crack and they replaced the tie rod ends again. The contact stated that he should not have to pay for the repairs because he believes it is a manufacturer defect. The speed was unknown. The current mileage was 52,000 and failure mileage was 40,000. The consumer stated the defective part was the knuckle assembly. Updated 09/18/07

- Armonk, NY, USA

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