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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,900 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

exhaust system problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 222011

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 124,800 miles


My 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix with a 3.8 liter engine caught fire while parked in my driveway after a short trip. There was a recall on the car involving engine fires. I took the car to a GM dealer and had the recall work done on September 16, 2010. The car was lost due to the fire on February 22, 2011. I later found out that the recall for cars with supercharged engines included replacing the valve cover gaskets. If this had been part of the recall for my vehicle, I believe that the fire would have never happened.

- Westchester, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 022009

Grand Prix

  • 105,000 miles
Exhaust manifold gasket failure due to design manufacture ie coolant defects leading to overheating and possible engine fire--consumer cost to repair in excess of $1000.

- Onalaska, WI, USA

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