Engine Manifest Fire


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
197,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 052009

Grand Prix GT 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 197,000 miles


I have a Pontiac Grand Prix GT all white with grey interior. I was leaving work one beautiful Friday afternoon, and there was a big POP noise, smoke, terrible smells, so I popped the hood to find nothing too out of the ordinary, except the end of my dip stick was burned to a crisp. About a week afterwards I got letter from GM saying that my car was being recalled for an underhood fire and to contact a dealer a.s.a.p. So I did, they were to fix the spark plug wire channel retainers, free of charge. For all I know they did, but what about the underhood fire, the wire channel retainer is not going to keep me safe from my car catching fire. But I took it as it was and got that repair, free of charge. Although, today, almost 4 months later I was going to visit my mother and I get there and my car is smoking terribly!!! I opened the hood, and guess what, ON FIRE!!! So my question is, What am I supposed to do about my car catching fire, let it blow up with my 4 year old daughter and myself inside??? If you have any advice or answers please respond back. Thank you

- , Portsmouth, VA, USA

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