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Main Wiring Harness Under Hood Caught Fire


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
178,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace car (1 reports)
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 112014

Grand Prix GT 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


GM, do something. It did this in days of the recall notice.

- , Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Nov 252013

Grand Prix GT 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 246,000 miles

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I picked my daughter up from my mom's where she gets off the bus. I pulled out of the driveway and made it 100 feet before I had to quickly pull off the side of the road, pop the hood & commence to getting my daughter out of the car and trying to put the fire out. According to the Firemen, the fire started when the main wiring harness wires caught fire. I was unsuccessful with putting out the fire, and called the fire department. I waited rather impatiently as they were getting there & then playing bumper trucks with each other & 10 minutes later they were hosing it down!

It's a total loss & was just paid off last payday!!!! I am immensely angry! I have never seen a car on fire, let alone drove one with my 9 year old in the car!

- , Snow Camp, NC, USA

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