NHTSA — Engine Problems

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix (Page 1 of 4)

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 42
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,202 miles

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #70

Jan 112017

Grand Prix

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owned a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. After the contact exited the vehicle, a passerby alerted him that a fire had erupted under the hood of the vehicle. The fire department extinguished the flames. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to the contact's residence. A police report was not filed. The contact was neither aware nor notified of NHTSA campaign numbers: 07E021000 (fuel system, other), 08V118000 (engine and engine cooling), and 09V116000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Dayton, ME, USA

problem #69

Dec 182016

Grand Prix

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owned a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. Upon entering the vehicle and shifting into gear, the contact smelled a burning odor and noticed smoke. The contact exited the vehicle and alerted the fire department. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was not removed from the contact's residence. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 160,000.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #68

Dec 102016

Grand Prix

  • miles
Car has recall. Says oil may drip unto exhaust causing fire. I cannot find a dealer to help me get this fixed. Please helo

- Darby, PA, USA

problem #67

Nov 202016

Grand Prix

  • 174,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On Sunday November 20th 2016 my 17 year old son pulled up to a gas station in grand island ne. He went inside to pre pay for his gas and a man came inside saying there was a car in fire. My sons 17 year old girlfriend was inside vehicle sleeping and it had ignited under flames in the hood. He had driven from Lincoln, ne to Aurora, ne stayed for an hour plus then drove 20 miles to truck stop. Car had a fire under the hood and blew front tires and is a total loss. It was sitting next to a gas pump with no power.had a occupant in vehicle sleeping. The front end is gone along with passenger side of vehicle. Was waiting for recall parts at local dealer had appt for next day to fix issue!!! contact for photos

- Wiggins, CO, USA

problem #66

Mar 082016

Grand Prix

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact stated that he did not experience any oil leaks prior to the recall repairs. However, after the repair, the vehicle began to leak oil excessively without warning. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who claimed that the oil leak was not part of the recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 200,000.

- Heathsville, VA, USA

problem #65

Apr 152016

Grand Prix

  • miles
I have a recall on my 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix and I have called a local dealership to get it fixed but they said that the part is on back order for months. I then talked to Pontiac customer service and they told me that I had to wait for a second letter for the recall notice. I told them that I had received it already and they still insisted that I have to wait for it. I drive 3 kids in my vehicle and I constantly worry about my recall. It is the recall about oil dripping on the exhaust manifold. Also my head lights are really dim. I literally can't drive at night with my head lights.

- Crescent City, CA, USA

problem #64

Aug 052016

Grand Prix

  • 108,060 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall 15757. Drops of engine oil may be deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. This condition could cause an engine compartment fire. So I took the car to doan Buick GMC and the valve rocker arm cover and the gasket were replaced on 8/5/16. Then I was told that the rear valve cover and lower intake are leaking oil but may have other leaks. Which this was not part of the recall. So expects me to pay out-of-pocket for this. Also the transmission cooler lines are leaking some but not really bad. So he topped it off with 3 quarts of transmission fluid. When I would turn on the ac the car engine idled down and struggled to accelerate and will jerk. I had to turn the ac off so the car can pick up speed. Now its running fine for now.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #63

Jul 012016

Grand Prix

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. The vehicle caught on fire while parked. The fire department extinguished the fire, but a fire report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #62

Mar 012016

Grand Prix

  • 75,000 miles
My car smells like burnt oil after driving it. I reported it to my dealer a number of times trying to get an appointment after I got my recall but they still say they don't have the parts this is a serious fire hazard please help.

- Lino Lakes, MN, USA

problem #61

May 022016

Grand Prix

  • miles
GM recall 15757 issued Dec. 2015 -parts not available. Letter dated Feb. 2016 -parts available. May 2016 - dealer still can not get parts from GM. Pontiac/ GM customer assistance completely useless - maintains parts are available but doesn't know when or how the parts are being sent to dealers. Recall involves potential fire in vehicle do to oil leak. I don't believe parts are available.

- New Carlisle, OH, USA

problem #60

Apr 252013

Grand Prix

  • 200,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving 65 mph, smoke was present from the rear of the vehicle and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear valve cover failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was repaired previously under NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 200,000.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #59

Feb 102016

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000(engine and engine cooling); however, the parts for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #58

Apr 082016

Grand Prix

  • miles
Recall notice 15V701 has been issued and I was informed by GM in Feb, 2016 that parts are now available. However, this is not the case per my local dealership. They stated they received only 5 repair kits and have a backlog of people waiting for parts to come in so their vehicles can be repaired. Someone needs to find out from GM why parts are not available and when they will be available. The risk of engine compartment fires will not be eliminated until repairs are done. What is the GM doing about this and what is the NHTSA doing to get GM to resolve this 'no parts' situation?

- Dover, PA, USA

problem #57

Mar 172016

Grand Prix

  • 80,100 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling), but the repair did not correct the failure. The engine oil was leaking on the engine manifold. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 80,100.

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #56

Feb 012016

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Vessemer, AL, USA

problem #55

Jan 132016

Grand Prix

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Seekonk, MA, USA

problem #54

Feb 152016

Grand Prix

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel regulator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Galva, IL, USA

problem #53

Mar 082016

Grand Prix

  • 173,000 miles
I drove approximately 12 miles and parked in a parking lot. About 10 minutes later my car caught on fire and burned. It was stationary and not running at the time.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #52

Mar 012016

Grand Prix

  • 146,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. While having the vehicle serviced by an independent mechanic, the contact was made aware of oil leaking on the rear manifold of the vehicle. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine oil), but the contact was concerned that the recall remedy did not fully eliminate the safety risk. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 146,000.

- Westwood, NJ, USA

problem #51

Feb 152016

Grand Prix

  • 216,895 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. After the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling), the dealer stated that there was an oil leak and that the dip stick was fractured. In addition, the contact stated that low oil was displayed across the message board. The contact was not provided with the part that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 216,895.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

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