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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Manifold/Header/Muffler/Tail Pipe Problems

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,370 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 exhaust system problems

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 172007

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

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

2002 Grand Prix gtp caught on fire and burnt up, after being parked, after driving 5 miles.

- Colville, WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 152008

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Burning smell while driving sometimes but always when stopping the vehicle and park in the front part (engine). Also smoke.

- Benton Harbor, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 292006

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,850 miles
Intake manifold gasket failure causing loss of antifreeze & mixture with engine oil. Vehicle has less than 71K miles.

- Middletown, CT, USA

problem #2

Nov 242005

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Engine caught fire due to intake manifold leaking oil onto exhaust manifold; repaired by GM dealer and back in service 1/4/2006; on 6/3/2006 engine locked up while driving; now dealer reports engine must be replaced and GM is taking no responsibility for either problem & contends they are not related.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 012006

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
: the contact stated a puddle had formed under the engine compartment and the vehicle was taken to the dealership. The dealership determined the intake manifold gasket was leaking antifreeze. According to an acquaintance of the contact, there is a recall for this issue, no recall information was available. The manufacturer was contacted and determined there are no recalls for this VIN.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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