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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Driveshaft Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 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.

2008 Pontiac Torrent drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #2

May 092015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Torrent. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the driveshaft detached from the vehicle. The contact believed that this was a serious safety issue since the vehicle could crash without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unavailable.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 072009


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Torrent. While driving approximately 35 mph, a loud metal on metal clanking noise emitted from the front end of the vehicle. The contact was able to continue driving. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated the drive shaft would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired for the fourth time pertaining to the drive shaft replacement. The technician stated the repeated failure was contributed to a defect in the design of the drive shaft. The manufacturer had not been notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Bonham, TX, USA

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