NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Module Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,622 miles

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012003

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,244 miles


When shutting the car off the key gets stuck in the ignition. When I put the car in park if I don't hear a click, I know the key is going to be stuck in the ignition. I have to back up and down the driveway and pop the steering wheel up and down several times and then the key will come out. And if it chooses to not come out no matter what I do it locks the whole car up and the remote keyless entry will not work and it drains the battery. Also the driver side window switch has shorted out causing a slight shock. I have had to replace the alternator, and have had problems with the traction control light coming on for no reason. Passenger side headlight lens popped out and made the bulb burst. Very costly to have replaced. I have called 2 Pontiac dealers about the ignition and all the tell me is that it's going to run me around $800 to have a new ignition installed. And another $600 to have the wiring repaired or replaced for the window switch. The alternator was $500. Head lamp was $75. And I have had to have 3 complete brake jobs done on the car in 2 years.

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 011998

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Computer is not resetting properly when ignition is on and engine not running, consumer has to press accelerator three times in 5 seconds to engage resetting, oil light illuminates due to failure. Mjs

- Visalia, CA, USA

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