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NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,208 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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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix miscellaneous problems

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 272016

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

My vehicle started acting funny when I would turn on my heat the dash lights go off they said it is a faulty ignition switch

- Belcourt, ND, USA

problem #6

Sep 212016

Grand Prix

  • miles
I received a letter saying that my 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix has a recalled. I was given this car, so I had no clue until now.

- Madisonville, KY, USA

problem #5

Jun 162015

Grand Prix

  • 188,100 miles
Car intermittently stalls from slow speeds (<30 mph) or after starting from a complete stop. Complete and almost immediate loss of motor and power steering making it difficult, if not impossible, to steer. Will sometimes not stay running right after starting. Might take two or three attempts to get vehicle to start. Crank sensor replaced, mass airflow sensor cleaned. No codes or check engine light so no good way to troubleshoot. This is extremely dangerous as it can stall at any time without warning. Will usually start again within a minute but then will stall out again at any moment without warning.

- Royalton, MN, USA

problem #4

Jun 182012

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

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

I parked my car at home went into the house and my neighbor knocked on the door saying my car was on fire which started under the hood of my car.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 182008

Grand Prix

  • 138,000 miles
Just coming home from work on a Friday, pulled into a gas station to filler up. And noticed key was stuck in ignition having all power still running through car. Got it home and did some research and come to find out there's a solenoid in the steering column that attaches to two wires leading out to computer. Any others out there experiencing third problem maybe we can get enough defects for these corporate guys to give us a product that's going last without some computer bs emptying our pockets for such little (use to be ) simple fixes.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #2

Apr 152003

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,356 miles
Suspension - wheel bearing failure - replaced wheel hub transmission - car trying to go into reverse and drive at same time. Gear in transmission failure. Replaced transmission paint - several areas on car paint coming off and rusting. Wet sanded some areas and brush touched up leaving globs of paint in these areas. Efforts to remove etching residue on trunk resulted in dealer paint dept. Scratching trunk and spoiler. I notified manager. Attempts to remove scratches were unsuccessful car was returned to me with scratches. Paint on hood coming off and rust starting. Were supposed to repair but failed to do so. Informed paint manager I was dissatisfied but his hands are tied because of used car manager. I informed them I would be contacting GM. The reply was do what you gotta do. Dealership is twin city in port arthur,

- Mauriceville, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 202003

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I drive a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. This car comes equipped with a pass-through from the back seat to the trunk. It locks from the inside. When you stop hard, to avoid an accident, or because of traffic, items from the trunk come crashing into the cabin of the car. The pass-through lock is still in the "locked" position and items from the trunk end up being projected into the back seat, and I fear, if the stop is hard enough, that the items in the trunk might actually end up in the front seat, either hitting the driver, or hitting the gear shift knob. This can be a potentially dangerous situation because I almost had a wreck when it happened because I did not know what was going on. If rear-ended or braking hard, this happens, items in the trunk can do serious damage to the driver or passenger, or could actually cause an accident when the pass-through fails. The lock is made of cheap metal that bends and it locks into a cheap plastic groove. I took it to the dealer to have it checked out and it was determined that they are all made the same way and nothing can be done. I do believe that this problem could cause serious damage to an occupant of the car, or could even cause an accident if it were to happen (it scared me to death when it happened because it made a loud crashing sound). I carry a bowling ball in my trunk. The last thing I need is a 16 pound bowling ball to come crashing into the cabin of the car. Pontiac (GM) needs to re-engineer this and make it safer for drivers.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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