NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,583 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.

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix engine problems

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 062015

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles


Accelerator pedal got stuck while merging into traffic. After merging into traffic I removed my foot from the gas pedal but the car rpms were continuing to go higher. Inmediatelly hit on the brakes and the car was stopped but the engine was revving. Then I put the transmission in neutral and turned of the engine. With the engine off and my hazzard lights on, I pushed on the gas pedal several times until it returned to the normal position. I re-started my car and the pedal was again fine. This happened in des plaines Illinois at around 7:45 am. Not sure exactly how cold it was, but I guess it was around 15F. I noticed that there was a recall for the 2005 model cars for an issue with the springs failing. GM recall 05018. I called the dealer, but they said there are no recalls outstanding for my car.

- Des Plaines , IL, USA

problem #5

Nov 292014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 159,000 miles
As I was driving (approximately 1 mile from home) I let up off of the accelerator because I was almost ready to turn O to my destination, when I took my foot off of the accelerator the engine began revving up and the accelerator went to the floor, the RPM needle went up to 7 and it sounded as if the engine was going to blow. I put the car in neutral and had the brake pedal to the floor and the car was scooting as if it was still in gear and trying to pull itself. I had to put the car in park to get it to stop and I turned the engine off. After sitting there and calming down because I was scared to death, I started the engine and it ran normal, I probably shouldn't have but since I was so close to home, I drove the car home without any issues and am now afraid to even start the car anymore. Is this an issue with this vehicle? I had my grand daughter and 2 of my daughters in the car with me and am grateful that no one was injured.

- Hazard, KY, USA

problem #4

Jun 202005

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
I bought the car Oct 2003 it had 23000 miles on it and then when it hit 30000 miles that's when trouble started my husband went to check on his brother and turned the car off and was off for 1 hour and went to start the car and it wouldn't stay running took it to the local repair man and he worked on it and nothing $250 dollars later he hauled it the GM dealer in independence ks. Where they said it was the anti theft device had me locked out and the had to replace the module. $480 later. Now when I drive a distance my check engine light comes on and my car acts like it tries to cut out and shifts hard and jerks. And my tract off light stays on now all the time. My last Grand Prix had 160000 miles on it before it started acting up. My local repair man said that I need to replace the brain module and all my problems well stop. And now when it rains my car feel up with water on the passenger side floor board 2 inches right now so if there is a recall on this car it needs to be the whole car. Right now the car has 51000 miles.

- Sedan, KS, USA

problem #3

Jun 152003

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,500 miles


When accelerating quickly, the first shift of the automatic transmission grinds.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #2

May 142002

Grand Prix

  • miles
The consumer could hear noise while the A/C was on, the vehicle was taken to a dealer twice where they replaced a weak sprig tensioner once and then the alternator, the consumer could still hear the noise but it wasn?T as bad, but while driving with the cruise control on the vehicle suddenly accelerated causing the vehicle to spin around the proceed down a 70 foot ravine and bottom out, the consumer feels the cruise control may have been the problem all along, also during this accident the air bags failed.nlm

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #1

Nov 122001

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When stopping on an incline, after taking foot off brake pedal, vehicle would roll backward, dealer has been notified.

- Yelm, WA, USA

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