NHTSA — Electrical System: Instrument Panel Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 miles

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2004 Pontiac GTO accessories - interior problems

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2004 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 032006


  • 28,000 miles


PE 07-010 Pontiac GTO (2004-2006) strut to tire interference customer states that Pontiac tried to fix the tires but it did not work* the consumer stated the tire tread was still good, but it was the side of the tire that rubbed down to the steel belt. The consumer stated the key was getting stuck in the ignition, the dealer lubricated the lock cylinder. The passenger side door lock would lock and sometimes it would not lock and would set off the car alarm. The temperature gauge would fluctuate at times. The coolant light illuminated.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 242006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,000 miles
Erratic gauge readings. No RPM when started, no speedometer when moving, gas gauge shows opposite of what it really is. Ie full tank shows empty, check engine light comes on, temperature; but no codes present. Coolant gauge reads hot when car is just started....cold.

- Calera, AL, USA

problem #1

Dec 302005

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I have had to replace both front tires twice due to inside tire wear/premature wear/strut rub (all inside wear near strut). The intermittent wipers do not function properly (all the time). Give a false error of overheating within minutes of start-up (happened about a dozen times). Analog speedometer was very erratic, moved all around from 0 to 200 mph while cruising at 65 mph (2 times) and read 140 mph while stopped. Paint on the door handles started peeling off within 3 months of ownership (bought brand new). Dampness behind the drives seat on the floor (often after driving in rain). Radio controls on steering wheel do not function properly, a button has the function of the one above it (off & on all the time). Gas cap replaced due to premature wear, caused engine light to turn on (often, still happens once in a while with the new cap). Hard to shift in reverse at times, helps to shift in another gear first. Shifter rattles often during acceleration. Pops out of 2nd gear (mostly during cold mornings, also hard to shift into 2nd gear on cold mornings. Lights stay on after car is shut off while in auto-mode; worked correctly at first, but now they always stay on (always operate them manually now to keep from draining battery).

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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