Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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NHTSA — Equipment Adaptive Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt Notes: No heat, no air conditioning, and visibility issues because of a busted defogger system. Basically, anything coming out of a vent in the 2006 Torrent is broken.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,500 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 Torrent accessories - interior problems

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2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 212014

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


We were taking my children to the circus on 695 West doing 60 mph when the light showing that the car had overheated and the engine light came on. While doing 60 mph the car just stops in the on the beltway. We could have been killed. There was no power whatsoever. The windows wouldn't even roll up. This car needs to be recalled. The alternator was replaced and a fuel pump and we got the car back a week later and the same issue happened again except this time we were coming out of the baltimore tunnel praying it didn't stop but it did and had to be towed yet again.

- Belcamp, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 182012


  • 68,000 miles
Total of 4 occurrences. After accelerating, accelerator pedal became lodged in all-weather floor mat and vehicle continued to accelerate after the operator removed pressure from the accelerator pedal. Unintended, uncontrolled acceleration continued during attempted braking. Continued braking was only marginally effective at reducing vehicle speed. Operator was able to gradually reduce speed through continuous braking although the engine continued to deliver power in opposition. Ultimately, the accelerator pedal released from the floor mat and the driver brought the vehicle to a stop. Prior to the first occurrence, after-market floor mats had been installed for less than 1month and were suspected to be defective as they have narrow, deep "wells" that cross the mat side to side in the region below the pedals rather than along the length. By inspection, it was easily determined that the heel of the accelerator pedal easily became entrapped in those wells. Following the first incident, the floor mats were replaced with ones without the deep horizontal wells. However, 3 additional similar incidents have occurred with those mats. The duration of unintended acceleration was much less because the operator knew to "kick" the pedal loose.

- Brooklyn, WI, USA

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