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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 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.

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

May 062010

Grand Prix

  • 51,000 miles


Engine compartment caught on fire.

- Eudora, KS, USA

problem #2

Jul 282009

Grand Prix

  • 48,000 miles
I was on an interstate heading home in the rain. Traffic was moving about 10 mph. I tried to accelerate, but I didn't go anywhere. My car died and the entire dashboard was blank-no lights at all. I was able to get to the shoulder of the interstate. I put the car in park, shut if off, and it restarted with no problem. Has not occurred before. Obviously, a very dangerous situation to be in.

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 302008

Grand Prix

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle jerked and then stalled at a traffic light. She shifted the gear into park in order to restart the vehicle. Afterwards, the vehicle would not accelerate past ten mph. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop and they stated that the transmission was defective. The vehicle was repaired. Approximately two months later, she noticed a loud noise and her vehicle was driven to a local repair shop. The mechanic informed her that there was a hole in the water pump that needed to be replaced. Four months later, the windows would not roll down. The vehicle was driven to a local repair shop and the mechanic reviewed a diagram of the vehicle. The diagram stated that the fuse for the window was not located in the proper place. The window has not been repaired. The dealer stated that the failure was not under warranty. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was 50,000 and failure mileage was 45,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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