NHTSA — Suspension: Front: Wheel Bearing Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,552 miles

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix suspension problems

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #4

May 212004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,509 miles


On May 21, 2004, purchased a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix from bill smith Pontiac in cullman, al. The mileage on the vehicle was 35,509. Upon test driving heard roaring noise. Told concerns to salesperson (at 3 different times) about roaring. He assured us that it was the new tires on the vehicle. On Jan, 31, 2005 had to take vehicle in for service and was informed that the roaring on the car was the passenger side wheel bearing. Luckily we had purchased a ext. Warranty and after paying a $100 deductable, bearing was fixed. On April 24, 2005 roaring started again on drivers side. There was only 46,134 miles on car. What is going on"?" I have a special child whom I have to take to various doctors appt. On a regular basis. This car doesn't have 50,000 miles yet and it is already unsafe to drive. Dealership refuses to fix bearing. I feel that they sold us this car with a defective bearing and now we are having to get it fixed. GM refuses to do anything because it has went past 36,000 miles. Are they trying to tell consumers that new vehicles will only go 36,000 and after that you can start dishing out money to have them fixed. I would appreciate any help in resolving this matter with GM and also bill smith Pontiac.

- Holly Pond, AL, USA

problem #3

Oct 202003

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front driver wheel bearing went out after only 39,000 miles on car. Very expensive to fix. From what I hear this is a common problem. Found at least 2 other failures in the database. And I know of a couple oversaw myself. Seems like there is a problem in the bearing design Pontiac needs to fix.

- Hemlock, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 262003

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,700 miles
Consumer called complaining about right front wheel bearing malfunctioning twice in less then 1700 miles. Manufacturer was contacted, and stated that they had no recalls on the vehicle.

- Madison, ME, USA

problem #1

Sep 202003

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
The front drivers side wheel bearing went out at only 53,000 miles. The shop that fixed the car said that the wheel bearing usually does not go out until after 100,000 miles.

- Hardy, AR, USA

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