NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,720 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.

2006 Pontiac GTO electrical problems

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2006 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 212014


  • 125,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac GTO. The contact stated that the key became stuck in the ignition and was unable to be removed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The dealer fractured the key in the ignition as a result the vehicle had to be drilled to remove the key. The contact was waiting for weeks for the vehicle to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 042009


  • miles
I purchased a 2006 Pontiac GTO and its been in the shop ever since. I now have replaced the tires twice and the car only has 38K miles, im a lady driver never abusing the car. The inside tires in the front are chewed down to the wire after a 600 mile trip noticed a sound, thank god they both didn't go out, my family would have been killed in such a wreck! something needs to be done, this car has been faulty from day one, and the manufacturer has to be threatened with a lawsuit every time I take it in and they still wont fix the simplest problems. I think they don't want to admit there is a problem.

- Titusville, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 172009


  • 25,100 miles
Dashboard started flashing "check alternator". shortly after, dashboard started flashing "ABS brake system off trak". after turning off car, it would not restart. Car has been in the shop for over a week, and another 10 days is estimated because of backordered alternator. Alternator apparently went bad after only 2 years.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #2

May 202008


  • 13,000 miles
Vehicle shuts off and will not restart do to anti theft deterrent system malfunction. Occurs rarely at first and increases in frequency - leaving motorist potentially stranded so far the ECM has been replaced, the chip in the key fob has been replaced, and the BCM is being replaced - still unsure if fixed.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 242006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Remote door lock failed to unlock or lock door and open trunk. I have to place the key in the door lock and then pull it out in order for it to work. It fails to open maybe 1 out of 30 attempts.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

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