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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,492 miles

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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Dec 032012

Grand Prix

  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician stated that the failure was due to a faulty computer. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Queensbury, NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 022011

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after multiple attempts. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician was unable to locate a problem and the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. However, the contact had received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign 14V400000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer was uncertain when the parts could become available to service the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #9

Jun 102014

Grand Prix

  • miles
I drive a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. I have driven it for seven or eight years. I understand that there have been recalls on this vehicle but I have yet to receive one notice of a recall. In June 2014, the electrical system shut down on my car without warning at one of the busiest intersections in greenville, Ms. As a result of the electrical system shutting down I was left without air, operative window and doors, neither an operative horn nor emergency flashers. It happened during the hottest part of the day and my car was facing the sun. I was trapped in the car for about thirty minutes and I came very close to suffocating! it was a very traumatic experience for me though I sustained no physical injuries. My window had to be broken in order for me to be removed from the car. I am no longer comfortable driving my car as I never can tell when this might occur again.

- Eudora, AR, USA

problem #8

Dec 032012

Grand Prix 8-cyl

  • 81,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled and failed to restart after repeated attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the engine was replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000. Updated 10/7/14

- Hilliard , OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 262012

Grand Prix

  • 92,159 miles
We got this 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix from a second hand dealer that sold 2008 or newer, we were on a lease with this auto we also had a warranty as well. We took a short trip to Ohio and we checked into the hotel, went out got into the car was heading to their casino for the night was driving on interstate 75 doing about 72 mph. While I was in the fast lane I lost all power didn't know what had happen had to try to get the car all the way over to right side of the highway. This was in on June 26,2012 police came I called the warranty company they stated that we would have to have the car towed to a GM dealership so we did, the next morning I got up and called the dealer told them what happen while I was driving the car it cranks and does not start check and please advise. While waiting on them I called the lease company to see what kind of help we could get from them the answer was point blank none was never late on payments with them the car only had 92152 miles on it at this time we got it back in Aug.2009. So the dealer called back and told us the the car had a bad ignition control module and coil, this not the killing part we had to pay $705.88 and wow General Motors saying they don't have any recalls on this model or year. I have been trying to get reimburse for the amount we paid to have this done, I know that it's a whole lot of people out here that have had some of the same issues that I have had but didn't get them repaired. Other issues (1) power sterring(2) brake lights staying on alot of the time(3)airbag, and the list goes on.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #6

Jul 092014

Grand Prix

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled. In addition, the low beam headlights failed to operate when the vehicle was started and the interior lighting would remain illuminated when the vehicle was turned off. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number 14V400000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 99,000.

- Foxborough, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 102013

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the engine quit. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer\ who diagnosed that the ignition module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 8/19/14 the consumer stated the lights were on, but she did not have steering or brakes. Updated 09/16/14

- Cortland, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 012011

Grand Prix

  • 23,000 miles
Bought this vehicle pre certified with warranty with 22000 miles. Within 4 months the power steering line breaks replaced under warranty. Brake sensor replaced under warranty front left tie rod replaced under warranty. These are problems that occurred within a 9 month timespan. During this time you could press on the gas and the vehicle would hesitate/stall/shake and times lunge forward as you try to ease forward. This occurred the entire time I had the vehicle and they were unable to duplicate the problem when it was under the warranty. Driving home the stability/traction control sensor lights came on, them reduced engine power came on and the car would not drive over 15 miles. Now at 34000 miles and a indicator light showing they figured it was the sensor on the gas pedal ($360). Oh forgot to mention dealership also stated during that warranty timeframe unless something breaks or a indicator light comes on there is nothing they can do. After that they found I also need a front right outer tie rod ($285). Contacted GM because I think they should have paid for the gas pedal. To make a long short short it's being evaluated and since I didn't want to leave my car there another night or perhaps over the weekend until they confirmed with the sales manager reimbursement may not be possible. ## VIN failed ##

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 082011

Grand Prix

  • 38,000 miles
Passenger seat air bag weight sensor cycles on and off when passenger of approx 150 lbs. Is in seat. Had dealer check, said would cost approx $900 to car was out of warranty (4yr). This is a very expensive repair on a vital safety device that should reliable well beyond a 3 or 4 yr period.

- Eglon, WV, USA

problem #2

Mar 022009

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • miles
I bought this car used with low mileage, around 30,000 miles in November 2008. My headlights are not working on dim. They work fine on bright. Seems like this could be an electrical problem or a short, because the dims work at times and then will go off if you hit a bump. This has happened several times since I bought the car. Warranty ran out so I took it to an individual mechanic who replaced the dimmer switch. That didn't fix the problem. I also had to replace the power steering pump within the first year or two of purchasing this car.

- Magnolia, AR, USA

problem #1

Nov 172010

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, total ignition failure, while driving without warning. Vehicle has only 39000 miles, and was properly maintained. There was no check engine light. Repair was to change ignition module and three coil packs. The fuse was also blown.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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