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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,729 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.

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 082011

Grand Prix

  • 135,000 miles


I have owned my 2002 Grand Prix for about 7 years. On June 8, 2011 about 6:30 P.M. my car caught on fire by just being parked. I called the customer service where they told me it would be 7 days before a rep got in contact with me. I have no money and I need a car. When will someone take this serious before someone gets really hurt.

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #1

Jan 032007

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,458 miles
I went to the store(wal-mart) with two of my children on January 3rd 2007, after we were in the store for about ten minutes my license plate was paged by the customer service counter, as I approached the counter I overheard people saying that there was a car on fire in the parking lot. I went outside and it was my car that had fire coming out of the hood. The fire department arrived quickly and put out the fire. I contacted my insurance and the dealership where I bought the car and both parties told me that my car was totaled. I kept up all the maintenance on the car and at the time I did not know what caused my car to catch on fire until the recall notice on March 15 2008. At the time I did not know who to report my car fire to but with the recall I saw the NHTSA information and that there were over 250 reported cases already. It took me some time to find my info but I have it on hand now.

- New Haven, CT, USA

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