NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,250 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 fuel system problems

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Jan 062011

Grand Prix

  • 90,000 miles
After my vehicle starts moving, the fuel gauge rises to show that the fuel tank is at least 2/3 to 3/4 full. This is especially true when the tank is less than 1/4 full. Currently, the only way I can be reasonably sure how much fuel is in my tank is to reset the trip odometer every time I fill up. I read in the newspaper about similar occurrences in 2005-2007 Chevrolet trailblazers, GMC Envoy, Buick ranier, and Saab 9-7X vehicles. The article went on to say that NHTSA is currently investigating the incidents. It is difficult to say when this fuel gauge behavior started on my vehicle, the deterioration has been gradual. However, it has become so bad now that I really do not trust the reading on my fuel gauge.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 102010

Grand Prix

  • 95,000 miles
Fuel line leak over engine on 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. The quick disconnect over the intake manifold has an O-ring that wears out and allows fuel to flow onto the hot engine when the fuel pump is energized. I found this problem on my 2002 Grand Prix GT when I smelled gasoline.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 142010

Grand Prix

  • 140,000 miles
This concerns the GM recall of the 3800 series engines. People are still having engine fires after having their cars fixed by the dealership. There's a fuel line leading into the fuel rail that has a quick disconnect. Inside the quick disconnect is an O-ring that after so many year's gets brittle and cracks. This can drip fuel on hot parts of the engine. What eventually catches fire is all the plastic and rubber parts of the engine not necessarily the fuel itself as that is just a catalyst. I personally know of a person that this has happened to even after having the recall items fixed. I found this information on a Grand Prix forum that I'm a member of. I'll include the link to the post. This is eye opening and I hope you can take this seriously. Here's the link and it's very detailed:www.grandprixforums.net/F81/could-this-causing-all-engine-fires-30008.html.

- Savage, MN, USA

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