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NHTSA — Steering Problems

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,861 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.

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix steering problems

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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 102015

Grand Prix

  • 76,000 miles

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

Had the power steering replaced 3 times in the last 3 years. Talked to others that have the same car they also have the same problem with the power steering unit leaking. My company had several Grand Prix's as a company car for years they also expressed this was a problem. I've had the lines burst on this unit as well. Also many of them said they didn't fix this they just keep adding fluid weekly. My thought is was thats not good for the environment. I lost all power when the high pressure line burst while going down the express way at 70 mph. Not cool!

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #7

May 112015

Grand Prix

  • 123,732 miles
My vehicle has problems with the steering. I was told by my mechanic that my rack and pinon assembly column needs replacing because of a leak. My airbags intermittent work with a passenger sitting in the front seat. My car does this weird jerking motion when I try to accelerate. I not sure if it's my transmission or my engine. I have had the ignition switch replaced in my vehicle and I haven't noticed any changes. I was GM would address my concerns because I am greatly concerned for my safety and my families.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Sep 152014

Grand Prix

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the steering wheel seized and excessive force on the steering wheel was required. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the power steering hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Browning, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 302014

Grand Prix

  • 137,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact attempted to restart the vehicle and after several attempts the vehicle restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing, but the vehicle was unable to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 137,000.

- Jackson , MS, USA

problem #4

Jul 202013

Grand Prix 8-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
We have had the power steering pumped changed 4 times in the last 2 years. 2012-2014.

- Bartlett , TN, USA

problem #3

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 #2

May 012011

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Had to replace power steering pump in 2010, and now in 2012 replaced again.

- Laplace, LA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202010

Grand Prix

  • 43,000 miles
Right tie rod ends threads stripped at 43000 mile under normal use.

- Spencerville, IN, USA

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