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NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,800 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 miscellaneous problems

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2008 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #5

May 112016


  • 28,000 miles


Key does not always release from ignition switch. Must play with button :fast pushes on shift gear changer until clicking are heard and key releases. The car only has 30,000 miles. Told cost would be at least $350 to fix. Tire sensors have already gone out too.

- Harvey, LA, USA

problem #4

Jun 132016


  • 86,000 miles
My 2008 pontaic Torrent front door and front passenger door do not lock with the fob, the back doors do. And while in drive, they do not automatically lock, I have to manually lock the doors. Safety hazard. I have read on the internet that this is a very common problem, something about frayed harness wires. Very disappointed, this should not be a common problem.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #3

Feb 152015


  • 65,000 miles
Ive had this Torrent for 3 yrs now all in the last 1 1/2 ive had nothing but problems with the check engine light coming on evap leak claim they fixed still not fixed very unhappy with this truck

- Portage, WI, USA

problem #2

Apr 152015


  • 70,000 miles
Floor board gets super wet they stated that the sunroof drain is under the floor board so when it rains I have a lil river in the front of my Torrent the rugs had mold on them had to throw them out and everyone knows about mold and what it can do to a person from mold

- Portage, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 142014


  • 20,000 miles
Left side windows and locks will not open with key or remote periodically. Air bag light off when sitting and comes on when no one on pasngr side. Car was rear ended and front ended but ferrman stated they fixed properly. Door locks and windows worked fine before that and air bag has been a problem but stating I have to pay for all repairs. I feel that there are enough air bag recalls to add the 2008 to the list of 2007 ones. This vehicle is a limited edition. Only two yrs made. Parts are very expensive and hard to get now. These are manufactured defects since I had the window and door lock changed on the drivers door at cost of over $400. And still doenst work again. After driving a few blocks and stop my doors and windows open properly. I think they were jarred in the accident and fixed by ferman properly in fl. We were rear and front ended and we were stopped and the truck hit us at approx. 60 miles per hr.

- Seffner, FL, USA

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