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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Torque Converter Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,278 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 252008

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,556 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle slowed down and would not go above 40 mph. A mechanic inspected the vehicle and it would not shift. The torque converter was diagnosed as the cause of the failure and was repaired at the cost of $2,217.97. The contact filed a complaint with Pontiac (case number 71-655316876). The current mileage was 85,300 and failure mileage was 84,556. Updated 02-18-09 updated 02/18/09.

- St. Charles, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 112005

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Shudder from torque converter when shifting between 1st and 2nd gear. Torque converter will have to be replaced. Was told by dealer this is a common problem with this model.

- Mouthcard, KY, USA

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