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Hard Shifting Intermittently


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
127,210 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 122011

Grand Prix SE 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles


Transmission shifts hard and is jerky. It has been this way for a long time, but now it is starting to hesitate between gears. I used to like Pontiac, but I have realized how unreliable they are. I have 4-5 other known grand prix problems I am dealing with on top of the transmission problem!! I wish GM would help us out with at least ONE of these common problems!!! I'm sure they has lost a lot of former pontiac customers due to the countless problems they have encountered!

- , Cambridge, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 102009

Grand Prix GT 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,419 miles

Experience harsh / hard shifting on all gear changes intermittently. When it happens it doesn't correct itself but if I turn off the ignition (even for 20 seconds) the transmission returns to normal. Dealer could only find a few long shift codes and nothing else. Took it to a transmission repair shop and they wanted to rebuild, go figure.

- , Whitby, ON, canada

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