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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix (Page 1 of 2)

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,433 miles

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix lights problems

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Jan 142016

Grand Prix

  • 85,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The low beams on our 2006 Grand Prix go out with out warning while driving. We do have high beam lights. The vehicle is moving when the lights go out. It happened on the highway and on city streets. There is no warning when it will happen. It has happened a number of times but will come back on could be hours or day before they start working again. When I take it to the shop it is working and they can't find the problem.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #29

May 262016

Grand Prix

  • 63,000 miles
Dave cross motors would not assist said until lights failed. Mcarthy very helpful but still have not got parts in since May 26th- lights are malfunctioning. Why send recall warning of danger if nobody wants to fix it or unable to get parts in.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #28

Mar 152014

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving various speeds, the low beam head lamps failed to illuminate. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #27

Dec 192015

Grand Prix

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 2006pontiac Grand Prix gxp, purchased brand new and never had any problems with my headlights except for them being replaced after the burned out. I don't drive my car very much at all. I only have 53000 miles on it. Just in the last two years I never really know about my head lights going in and out. The low beams would stop working for periods of time and I really didn't know because I don't drive much at night, then just recently they started on and off all the time, but during the daytime the running lights worked and the high beams worked fine. I was told that it might be the hdm relay, I replaced it and it still didn't work and now money is starting to get wasted. I did some research online to see if anyone else was having this same issue and I was totally surprised to find several people had or is having the same issue. I was told about a recall that consumers were trying to get GM it identify this problem. The recall number I was provided was recall # is 14291. I searched for this number and any recalls that might pertain to this and couldn't find recalls since the ignition switch involving the key. Is there anything being done or investigating this problem? my headlights have been going off for 2 years and I'm trying see if someone could pinpoint the problem.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #26

Jun 302015

Grand Prix

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the low beam head lamps failed to illuminate intermittently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic but the failure was unable to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- New Milford, PA, USA

problem #25

Dec 182015

Grand Prix

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the headlights failed without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle needed to be restarted in order for the headlights to reactivate. The vehicle was taken to be diagnosed but the dealer could not determine a remedy. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000. The VIN was not available.

- Bartlett, TN, USA

problem #24

Oct 032015

Grand Prix

  • 123,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac. Grand Prix. While driving at night, the low beam headlights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuse block had overheated and melted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #23

Sep 012015

Grand Prix

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving 20 mph, the headlights failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the hdm relay overheated and melted the fuse box. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #22

Oct 272015

Grand Prix

  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving 55 mph, the headlights suddenly failed. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the hdm relay overheated and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred where the fuse box was burned and caused a fire. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic who replaced the fuse box, the hdm relay, and battery, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 153,000. Djr

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #21

Mar 112015

Grand Prix

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the electronic throttle and reduced engine power warning messages illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact mentioned that the vehicle started experiencing the failure after being repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The failure recurred multiple times. In addition, the contact mentioned that the headlights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #20

Sep 092015

Grand Prix

  • 130,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving the vehicle at night, the low beam headlights failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the head lamp module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. MA 10/16/15

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #19

Jul 282015

Grand Prix

  • 200,000 miles
Driving down the road early morning or late night my low beams will turn off and come back on 20 minutes later, this is a very big safety issue. I have replaced fuses and everything possible to do with headlights and they still continue to fail. I have had my car looked at by a certified mechanic and they will not mess with it due to the fact that there are to many wiring harnesses. I have read every forum for Grand Prix with low beam issues and nothing solves it. This issues needs to be resolved.

- Independence, IA, USA

problem #18

Apr 302015

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 68,567 miles
While driving at night the low beams starting flickering on and off already change out really 35 approx 6 months ago for same problem.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #17

Nov 112014

Grand Prix

  • 58,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that there was an intermittent electrical short that was affecting the low beam lights and burning fumes emitted from under the hood. The failure progressed to the point that the low beams failed to turn off manually or by using the auto feature. A mechanic attempted to remove the low beam relay and replaced it with a new low beam relay. Shortly after, it melted into the fuses. The vehicle was to be taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,500.

- Vernal, UT, USA

problem #16

Sep 282012

Grand Prix

  • miles
Soon after purchase, transmission slips gears coming out of a stop. August 2013, transmission dropped out, driving 30mph. Car was not drivable; no gears. Transmission was replaced. Now one year later, slips gears at 40mph. Headlights went out while driving in the dark. Use of turn signals causes high beams to activate. The cabin fan (A/C and heat) never shuts off. Heat works intermittently. Car seems to shake at times. Feels like a flat tire but when checked, tires are fine. Car rolls when in park, even on flat surface. Car rolls back when in drive, even on slight inclines. Never certain of brakes; at times, works as normal, other times, pedal must be pushed close to the floor to activate brakes.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #15

Feb 082008

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the headlights failed without warning. The high beams work intermittently and completely failed when the blinkers were engaged. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they were unable to find a failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #14

May 212014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
While driving in the dark with auto low beams on, and on a highway the lights would just turn off. The parking lights stayed on, and high beams still worked. When I would turn the switch there was no change. I had to drive with the fog lights on. Then about a mile down the road they turned back on. This has happened several times and at different speeds. Now, the low beams will not come on at all. Several posts online suggest replacing relay #35(low beam relay) and that fixes the problem, but then many other people post having fires at relay #35 shortly after replacing it. There are swarms of posts online of people having issues with low beams unexpectedly turning off, and this should be addressed. I don't know if I should replace the part, because of the risk of fires.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #13

Aug 072014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • miles
Low beams went out, when I got home and turned off car, I noticed smoked coming from under hood of car my relay fuse box was on fire, low beam relay was melted. Pontiac says there are no recalls on this car but there seems to be alot of people with the same problem.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #12

Jul 122014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 242,910 miles
Low head lights started flickering then went out, still had high beams. Pulled into driveway and the fuse panel under the hood was smoking, disconnected the battery and lifted the lid to fuse panel and the relay had exploded and burnt through the panel that holds the fuses. A brown liquid was all over smoking.

- Mansfield, MO, USA

problem #11

Jul 102014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
Headlight and low beams are not working again. Replaced this problem about three - four months ago and again stopped working after spent $300. I was coming out of the store got into the car and started driving and went out again. I see there is lots of people having the same problem and something needs to be done. Now again I am without a car and cant drive it again at night.

- Ashland, OH, USA

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