NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,857 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 151999

Grand Prix

  • 79,000 miles


The multi function switch has malfunctioned this is a common occurrence on these cars. The malfunction of this switch has meant that the brake lights do not work causing someone to run into the back of my car as I was slowing in traffic. The shift lever lock will not engage leaving the keys unable to be removed and the shifter can be moved out of park without the brake pedal being pressed. The ignition switch and harness malfunction causing the fan to not work in anything but 5. look at the message boards all three a common occurrence and worse GM knows of these problems and have refused to address them.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #6

Aug 162011

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Accelerator sticks. Has occurred 3 times on vehicle since owning. After sticking goes to full throttle.

- Schuylkill Haven, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 142011

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
We were on our way to my father in law's funeral and the brakes went out. Then the accelerator stuck. I turned off the ignition and we rolled to a stop, then there was a fire under the hood.

- Cameron, MO, USA

problem #4

Aug 112010

Grand Prix

  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. While parking the vehicle it accelerated on its own. The contact applied extreme force to the brakes when they did not stop the vehicle from accelerating. The vehicle crashed into a post and damaged the front end on the passenger side. The vehicle was towed to an auto repair shop. A police report was filed. There have been no diagnostic test or repairs. The failure and the current mileages were 60000.

- Desplains, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 082006

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles
: the contact stated the speedometer failed and while making right turns there was a clicking noise that seemed to be coming from the front passenger wheel. This occurred while driving at various speeds. The speedometer was always stuck on zero and the mileage of the vehicle became unreadable. The speedometer has been replaced three times by a local dealership, however the problem still occurs. The dealership was unable to duplicate the problem with the speedometer and determined the front passenger wheel bearing needed to be replaced. The manufacturer has not been alerted.

- Sainte Genevieve, MO, USA

problem #2

Oct 072003

Grand Prix

  • 13,000 miles
While driving at any speed speedometer intermittently did not work. Vehicle had been to the dealer four times concerning this problem. Dealer did not do anything about the problem because they could not duplicate the problem.

- Grenada, MS, USA

problem #1

Oct 282003

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
While parking in a parking space vehicle suddenly accelerated when shifting from park into drive, collided and submerged completely into a pond. Driver was rescued by the fire department.

- North Port, FL, USA

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