NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,116 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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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix electrical problems

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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

May 052007

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 68,231 miles


I have a 2003 grandprix and the first time I used the hazards on for about 10 minutes the column started smoking. If I turn them on now it will start instantly. The outside brake lights have also quit working as a result. I'm told that it is because of the wiring in the column and that everything goes through a central location which needs to be replaced. Apparently by steering the car over time it eventually removes the outer coating of the wiring. I feel that GM should repair this at no cost. I'm also concerned that people do not know of this problem and if they turn the hazards on and walk away, they may not have a car.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 082003

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
In Feb of 2003 my Pontiac Grand Prix caught fire after I parked for the evening. Since then, insurance refused coverage for "suspicious in nature. In 2003 Pontiac claimed no responsibility, GM's 100,000 mile warranty was a refused. After complaining again in 2006 Pontiac called again to say they were not at fault and had no responsibility. I asked them for corresponding VIN numbers and was refused. I have located over 15 additional Grand Prix engine fires where GM / Pontiac is claiming no responsibilities. Once " twice ? 10 + " I read that NHTSA had begun another investigation in Feb 07 and would like more information on this. I would be happy to forward copies of any of my materials including 2 separate fire investigations that claim my fire started by the drivers head lamp under the air filter assembly, including receipts that show where GM serviced my fuel assembly 2 weeks prior to the fire...

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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