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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic 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:
108,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012010


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Torrent. The contact heard a loud grinding noise and stated that the brake system failed. The contact replaced the brakes; however, approximately one year later she had to replace the brakes as well as the rotors. Also the heating system was blowing out cold air. Both the dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The current mileage was 116,000. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.

- Citronelle, AL, USA

problem #1

Aug 102009


  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph and trying to stop the vehicle, the brake pedal locked which made it difficult to stop. The contact was forced to pump the brakes in order to release the brake pedal. The contact called the dealer and the dealer informed her that it could be a sensor causing the brakes to lock; however, they were unable diagnose the failure via phone. The contact is concerned about the safety risk involved and the potential of a crash occurring. The failure mileage was 126,000.

- Covington, LA, USA

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