NHTSA — Electrical System: Battery Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,850 miles

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2001 Pontiac Bonneville electrical problems

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2001 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 092009


  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville. While driving approximately 40 mph on normal road conditions, proceeding to make a left turn the "battery" warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel, followed by an engine stall. The vehicle restarted and resumed operation; however, the failures occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure occurrences continued and there were no resolutions. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 94,000.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 182005

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,700 miles
Vehicle had a battery leakage problem. It was leaking for sometime. The battery is located under the back seat around the positive post. The battery acid leaked and ate through the floor pan. The exhaust is right under the battery. Noticed this on September 18, 2005. Went out to start the vehicle and that how noticed it. The consumer explained that the battery in this car sits directly on the floor pan not on a battery tray.

- Conway, SC, USA

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