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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Pedals And Linkages 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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,600 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.

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2006 Pontiac Torrent brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 192006

Torrent 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,600 miles


: the contact stated while at a stop, the vehicle lunged forward without warning. This was an intermittent problem and the dealership was unable to duplicate the problem. Also, there was a ticking noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The dealership determined there were metal shavings in the rear suspension. The rear axle, tie rod, and other components were replaced. In addition, the brake pedal went to the floor when depressed. The dealership readjusted the parking brake and the problem ceased. Also, while traveling 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted and the dealership determined the lifters in the engine needed to be replaced. In addition, the front driver side window did not also close completely. This has not been inspected by the dealership. Updated 10/31/2006 - the consumer has met with a GM rep. GM has agreed to buy back the vehicle but negotiations are ongoing.

- Tyrone, PA, USA

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