NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring: Interior/Under Dash Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 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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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix electrical problems

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 202007

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles


Vehicle was parked and burned. Electrical fire.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 012002

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlight and dashboard lights flash intermittently, approximatley every 2 seconds. Had it looked at twice by aw golden Pontiac in reading pa and was told my car "was known to do that, and it can't be fixed." Also, I can leave it there "for the mechanic to drive it home at night, so he can see what I'm talking about." My car does not have this problem everytime I drive at night, maybe every other night, but it is no-stop when it starts. Drivers in front of me hit their brakes, because they think I'm flashing them. I can see this causing a problem if I have to deal with a person having road rage.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 122002

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
While vehicle was parked in garage it caught on fire and burned garage and most of the house. Fire started in computer area. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Winfield, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 172002

Grand Prix

  • miles
While driving the vehicle, the onstar communications system activated 4 times on it's own before consumer noticed that the vehicle was on fire. The onstar communications box is located in the left, rear corner of the vehicles trunk. Vehicle was towed and has been inspected, however vehicle has not been repaired. Consumer has repeatedly contacted manufacturer and service manager as to when the repairs would commence, but consumer has yet to receive a satisfactory response.

- Flint, MI, USA

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