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NHTSA — Suspension 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,283 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 suspension problems

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2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #6

May 152006


  • 113,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph or above, the steering wheel and front suspension began to vibrate without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician informed the contact that the vehicle was operating as intended. In addition, the contact stated that the wiring harness that controls the windows, door locks, and side view mirrors was fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #5

Jun 212015


  • 84,000 miles
When backing out in the morning sounds like there are pieces of metal flowing through steering column and when excelerating it sounds like the steering geer box is about to let loose I can feel it through the steering wheel. There has been several recalls with similar models and chasis designs it does not matter the temperature outside or weather type it seems like it started in January and it has been getting worse

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 012013


  • 90,000 miles
My car won't start on the first crank at times...I have to give it gas or it will also starts up hard at first it did it occasionally now it's start to do it every time I start my car...I took it to get looked at no one knows...the check engine light is on as well and reads fuel codes...please help

- Saginaw , MI, USA

problem #3

May 172008

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles


First wheel bearing went out at 16K miles to the right front. Then the left front went out with almost 36K miles. First two replaced under warranty. Then at 55K miles started having wheel sensor faults. Dealer fixed. Wire worn through again, same fault at 72K miles. Fixed ourselves with better tape on wire. Next the left wheel bearing/hub went bad and had to be replaced at 78K miles. 3rd wheel bearing for that side. Contact GM and no help with case there, so replaced with part from autozone to save money. At 83K miles right wheel bearing went bad. This one had two bolts stuck. Had to wait around 2 weeks for bolts. Paid a shop to torch off bolts and replace bearing.3rd wheel bearing for that side. This is not normal! bearing should last over 100K. I kept the replacements that went bad if they could help figure out what is the root cause. Luckily it didn't cause an accident, but there is a major problem with my car to cause this.

- Marion, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 172010

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated while driving 25 mph and riding over a bump in the road there would be a popping noise coming from the corner of the right front instrument panel. The vehicle had not been taken to the dealer. The manufacturer had not been contacted. The failure mileage was 45,000. Updated 09/15/11 updated 09/23/11

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #1

Jan 282006

Torrent 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,699 miles
When consumer was attempting to back out of parking space, 2006 Torrent suddenly accelerated in reverse at high speed. As a result the vehicle crashed onto another vehicle parked in the parking lot causing extensive damage to both vehicles. The vehicle was towed to the dealer's body shop. When they attempted to do an alignment they noticed damage to the steering system components (right front strut, steering knuckle, hub, bearing and lower control arm). The vehicle was then towed to the dealer's service shop to be inspected. The technician inspected and test drove the vehicle and found no codes stored in the vehicle's computer and determined that the vehicle was operating as designed.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

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