Engine Stops While Driving


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
182,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. fix corroded electrical ground system (2 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
1995 Pontiac Bonneville electrical problems

electrical problem

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1995 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 212014

Bonneville SE 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250,000 miles


Cleaned and reinstalled ground on drivers side. Job bigger than expected- Do I need to repeat process on passenger side?

- , Denver, NC, USA

problem #3

May 202009

Bonneville 308

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

Car stops when driving won't start for 5min. +/- then stalls again ,5to6 mins. Fuel pump replaced, last year. Replaced elect. relay for fuel pump, that worked for a while but now it won't stop problem. Suggestions appreciated.

- , Mpls., MN, USA

problem #2

Aug 152001

Bonneville SE 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

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engine stops while driving engine stops while driving engine stops while driving

Engine would die suddenly. Car was towed to dealership, they tested the car and found the fuel pump was faulty. They wanted almost $500 to replace the pump. I opted to repair it myself and had it towed to my house. After further investigation, the fuel pump was fine. The car has a bundle of ground wires that connect to various things like the door locks, pwr windows and fuel pump. This ground buss is located under the carpet next to the drivers side door. Remove the buss bar, clean corrosion, put back together and you should be working again. Cost to fix this, a can of corrosion cleaner.

- , Elmira, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 062003

(reported on)

Bonneville ES

  • 128,000 miles

When driving the engine will quit for no apparent reason. Shift to netural and restart fine. I think it is a grounding problem. However the dealer cannot find a cause therefore cannot fix it. Now occurs about once a week. Help!

- , Fairport, NY, USA

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