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NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems

2007 Pontiac Torrent (Page 1 of 2)

2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,662 miles

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2007 Pontiac Torrent fuel system problems

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2007 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #40

Jun 152016

Torrent

  • 85,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. Whether while driving or parked, an odor of fuel emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 85,500.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #39

Dec 022013

Torrent

  • 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 #38

Mar 222015

Torrent

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that while in park, there was a strong fuel odor emitting from outside the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #37

Nov 202014

Torrent

  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle was sluggish to start, so I replaced the battery, that didn't fix the problem. The mechanic said he smelled gas, and after checking it, he determined it was the fuel pump. He said that there was a recall for this problem, but then found out it was only available for certain VIN numbers. My car is the correct year, correct model and has the problem described in the recall, but it is limited to certain VIN numbers, how is that fair. After a bill of $1700. I think the recall needs to be investigated further if this is happening to other vehicles besides the VIN numbers listed. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

- Jenkins, KY, USA

problem #36

Sep 022014

Torrent

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the tube going to the fuel pump module was cracked. As a result, the fuel pump module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Bealeton, VA, USA

problem #35

Sep 042014

Torrent

  • 97,430 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact smelled fuel inside the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed a fuel leak. The dealer stated that there was a leak in the fuel lines, which caused fuel to leak onto the fuel pump. As a result, the fuel lines and fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 97,430.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #34

Jul 012014

Torrent

  • 54,600 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rear passenger side of car smelled like gas, difficulty starting car. Car was taken in for repairs, which required a fuel pump replacement. There is a recall for this but only in the states of Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas while this incident occurred in Vermont.

- Colchester, VT, USA

problem #33

Dec 142013

Torrent

  • 87,000 miles
Service stabilitrak and traction control come on always while on the freeway. Traction control will turn itself off. Not long after these lights come on, the check engine light will come on as well. All seem to clear themselves after a couple of days. By the time I am able to have it ran for a code the lights are already off. This has happened on several occasion and very concerned about transporting my 2 year old in this car. I have had to also replace the battery already 4 times in the car and have the fuel pump module replaced twice as well.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #32

Jul 022013

Torrent

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated hat the vehicle emitted a strong gasoline odor. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was advised that there was fuel leaking and the engine had to be removed in order to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included under NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 125,000.

- Newark , DE, USA

problem #31

Jun 092013

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 12,539 miles
I am a owner of a 2007 Pontiac Torrent purchase new, recently I detected odor of gas, when I filled the tank to full in 2 days it required more gas, when checked I notice there was gas leakage under the car.

- Chester, PA, USA

problem #30

Sep 122012

Torrent

  • 74,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that while parked, she noticed a strong gasoline fuel smell. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the fuel pump was fractured, leaking fuel and would have to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #29

Feb 112013

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 71,025 miles
Strong fuel odor. Noticed spots on the ground when vehicle is running. Inspected by ase certified shop/technician and found fuel line port cracked allowing fuel to leak out and run onto and off of fuel tank. Found related recall/bulletin. Contacted GM dealership and was informed my vehicle does not qualify or meet the outlined guidelines for warranty repair.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #28

Jun 112012

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 86,871 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated there was a fuel odor in the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic who stated there was a leak coming from the fuel pump and there was also a related recall. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told the vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall campaign id number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline for the fuel pump) due to the states associated with the recall. The failure mileage was 86,871 and the current mileage was 94,000..... updated 02-20-13 the consumer was informed there was a leaking coming from the top of the fuel tank. The fuel pump was replaced after the consumer learned that a fuel line connection at the fuel pump had severed causing a fuel leak between the passenger cabin and fuel tank. The mechanic informed the consumer, the fuel pump and lines were one piece and the tank had to be dropped in order to replace the fuel pump. Updated 02/27/13

- Deatsville, AL, USA

problem #27

Feb 292012

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Strong gas could be smelled near the gas tank. I could not park it in the garage due to safety consideration. There is no recall for my car according to GM database. I heard there have been some recalls but why my car is not in the recall since gas leaking is the same reason, fuel pump related. Hope government involves this with high priority because this will cause serious damage to people or properties if parked in the garages.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #26

Oct 012012

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
We also have a 2007 Pontiac Torrent with a strong gas smell. We received a letter stating our vehicle did qualify for the 12V-459 recall but when we called the dealer they said it didn't. we were then directed to GM's main office where my husband was told yeah it did qualify and an escalation department would be calling him back to get this taken care of. Well low and behold he gets a call today and is told no the car does not qualify. Now how in the heck did we get a letter with our VIN number saying it qualifies and now all of a sudden it doesn't? we obviously have a gas leak as the smell is ridiculous. My husband is a cancer survivor for gods sake. After reading all the other complaints of people in different states that are having the same problem but not qualifying for the recall I think its obvious that limiting the recall to certain states is bogus, and whoever doesn't think Oklahoma is a "warm weather state" has obviously never visited ok in the summer. Its hot as heck with 3 digit temps for weeks as a time! I hope a class action law suit gets underway!

- Okc, OK, USA

problem #25

Nov 012012

Torrent 6-cyl

  • miles
I've read articles recently on fuel leak recalls for a 2007 Pontiac Torrent and other GM vehicles in certain warm weather states such as Texas. For some reason my vehicle is not included. The fuel leak and the smell are becoming worse every time I drive.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #24

Dec 012012

Torrent

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that the a strong fuel odor was emitted from the rear of the vehicle while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where a diagnostic was performed that located the failure at the fuel pump, which was fractured. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 99,000 and the current mileage was 101,000.

- San Antonio , TX, USA

problem #23

Jan 132013

Torrent

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact smelled an extremely strong odor of gasoline fuel inside and outside of the vehicle. There was no visible leak. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who advised that the fuel pump module would need to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) however, was advised that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #22

Jun 232012

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 51,849 miles
I was driving and smelled gasoline coming from the car. After 2 days the gasoline smell persisted so I took it to my mechanic. Upon looking, they found a leak in the fuel pump which they said needed to be replaced. They called the dealership to see if there was a recall on this part. They were told there was not. They replaced the fuel pump and fuel level sensor. Later I saw on the internet that GM was recalling certain Pontiac Torrents with specific VIN numbers and mine was not included. Obviously there is a problem with this part regardless of where it was manufactured. I would like to be reimbursed for the parts and labor I had to pay for this repair.

- Woodstock , GA, USA

problem #21

Jun 232012

Torrent

  • 51,849 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that she started to smell gasoline inside her vehicle when driving various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised her that the fuel pump and the fuel level sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired for the fuel pump and the fuel level sensor. The manufacturer was contacted and advised her that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The failure mileage was approximately 51,849. The current mileage was approximately 56,653.

- Wood Stock, GA, USA

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