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NHTSA — Power Train Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,297 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.

2007 Pontiac Torrent drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2007 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 122015


  • 99,000 miles


August 12 2015 the car doors began locking and unlocking on their own.the speedometer/tachometer began acting crazily on their own. A short time after, having not had steering issues before driver was shocked because the steering wheel malfunctioned (if she turned it left the steering wheel turned but not the vehicle, it kept going straight). She lowered speed and eventually the steering wheel started working.warning lights all wheel drive ABS service engine light had come on when the problem occurred. Husband drove car that night but couldn't find anything wrong. They took car to calkins Pontiac in burnham pa August 20th.calkins had it a few days.invoices can be sent.calkins found nothing but codes stored in history U0073 U0131 B3006 U0102.they couldn't reinvent the problem.they took car home husband was driving it when the same problems reoccurred. Car took a hard right turn as if someone reached over and yanked the car to the right. The wheel would not turn back. It locked up.before almost hitting guard rail the wheel went back to normal. Up the road it happened again several times.they took car to calkins again on 25th.they paid $490 this time to replace the body control module. Sept 11, 12th, 17th however same problems happened. At this point the car can't be driven due to safety but owners need to use vehicle. It has only 99,157 miles on it. The website has many pages of similar complaints filed by drivers.( this is a serious safety steering issue. Who can assist to have this fixed so vehicle can be used? we can't trade it in and risk someone else losing their life. Our last recent visit to calkins showed the same code history.on 10/13 calkins said they would get back to us the next day but as of today 10/20 they never contacted us.

- Lewistown, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 022013


  • 70,000 miles
Lost fwd do to wheel bearing hub twice, gas gauge goes to what ever position it wants to even when full of gas. Radio changes stations with out no one touching it. Transmission has a chatter in it now and vehicle only has about 80000 miles on it. Still paying for a lemon

- Proctor, VT, USA

problem #3

Nov 272014

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
While driving approx. 70 mph on interstate I-75 a light came on the dash that stated stabilitrak is off and engine speed will be reduced at which time the car jerked to a sudden slow down almost causing an accident with the car behind me. Car was shut off and restarted then seemed to run fine again until today 1-14 in which it did the same thing again. This is very dangerous, as I thought this may be a "safe" car for my child to drive. This is not the case. In looking on the internet, it seems that several if not hundreds of people are having this same issue. Why hasn't it been recalled" does she have to be in an accident before something can be done??"

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 022014

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 123,167 miles
We purchased the 2007 Pontiac Torrent on 10/02/2013. The test drive seemed to be fine. We drove the car in the city. The average speed limit is 25-35. We only drive the car to and from work and almost of the time to various drives. When I had to use highway 95 in Delaware the car began pulling back and would not shift and from 40-55 (60) the car does not shift from 35-60 all of the time. We had to take the vehicle for inspection on 06/18/2014 we had the vehicle for 6-7 months. The 2007 Torrent failed (when we had only owned it 5-6 mths). PF9-return mvxcs20P, mvxcs30M, we had no choice but, to have the car repaired that day. Certified automotive and diagnosed ( malfunction indicator lamp ) aka service engine includes the scanning of computer codes inmemory comparing da ta stream-clearing memory-performing retest for hard codes. Diagnose vehicle failed dmv emissions had 2 codes: P0404-P0405 both of which are associated with egr position error which caused the failure of the egr exhaust gas recirculation valve. The egrv (egr valve assembly) and the egrp (exhaust gas recirculation valve inlet pipe & gasket ( $402.84 ) diagnostic codes C0561, P0404, & P0405. Prior to returning to the dmv we had to go on 95 and drive the car for a minimum of 20 minutes prior to pass inspection. Confirmed fix summary 21 - exhaust gas recirculation (egr) valve, 1 - exhaust gas recirculation (egr) passages, 1 - exhaust recirculation wiring. Command egr valve opens and idle at times will stall.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #1

Mar 062014


  • 65,318 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle decelerated independently as the stable track warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently over a period of three weeks. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 65,318.

- Charleston, SC, USA

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