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NHTSA — Suspension Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,339 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012015

Grand Prix

  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. While the vehicle was being inspected by an independent mechanic, the tires were unable to be rotated due to a severely corroded subframe. In addition, the rear sway bar link fractured and the brake pedal was hesitant when depressed. The independent mechanic replaced the rear sway bar link and brake lines however, the sub frame was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Harrisville, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 112011

Grand Prix

  • 120,000 miles
Bought a used 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT about two months ago and safety inspection sheet said car was up to par. Not so, just after buying the car the sway bar link was found to be almost broken and the brakes failed just after 5000 miles. Parts were replaced for both and the old parts to the brakes are available to view.

- Plainfield, WI, 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

Nov 072001

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling approximately 20 mph, and making a left turn in traffic, the engine lost power and shut off unexpectedly, all electrical functions continued to operate, this problem occurred approximately six more times intermittently while traveling at various speeds, dealership has examined the vehicle three times, and could not reproduce the problem. Consumer also stated the alternator makes a loud humming noise through the radio, there is a rattle noise from the left wheel /suspension area, and there is a hole in the rear interior of the door panel, the front passenger seat has a ripple in the leather.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

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